SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Public Information & Media Manager plans, coordinates and manages the COG’s public information program. Work involves directing and evaluating the research, writing, editing, and production of information materials for public and media release and for use by TCOG, the public, media outlets, and member jurisdictions. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to the following performance measures:
Other Important Duties and Responsibilities: Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.
Salary: Starting at $51,000
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must have comprehensive knowledge of TCOG programs, functions, policies, and procedures; and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be proficient in editorial and design concepts and practices and in the use of a computer and applicable software, especially Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), and the WordPress CMS platform. Must have knowledge and skill in the use of social media. Must have ability to research and prepare information; to design communication plans and materials related to the goals and priorities of the agency; to compose content for the Web; to prepare copy and scripts; to design broad communications plans and materials; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public information, communications, or media relations plus at least two years of progressively responsible experience related to marketing or brand development is preferred. Equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position may be considered in lieu of degree.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
Appropriate driver’s license or available alternate means of transportation.