This is a responsible, professional position that involves developing, planning, coordinating, implementing and analyzing City-wide public information, public education, public relations, community marketing and media relations to promote the City's functions and activities. Under the direction of the City Manager's Office, this position exercises independent judgment and initiative in providing support to the City Manager and exercising the essential duties of the position. Through all available media, the position focuses on communicating information supportive of the City's vision, mission and strategic goals & objectives.
City of Mount Dora, Municipal Government
Develops, implements and maintains the City-wide comprehensive communications strategy for the dissemination of information to internal, external and media contacts.
Develops and implements public information and education programs, public relations and marketing plans to promote the City's reputation and enhance its image and effectiveness as a public service provider.
Collaborates with citizens, staff, businesses, community interests, public and non-profit agencies, media and other interested parties to promote the City's communications and public information strategy objectives.
Manage and update the City's website, newsletter and other related publications.
Prepare, create and develop a variety of publication materials, on-line content, audio-visual and photographic presentations as needed and directed.
Coordinates information and logistics for City-sponsored events and serves as the media contact liaison for disseminating such information, developing press releases and responding to public inquiries for information.
Analyzes public opinion and perception of City effectiveness to promote quality, seamless customer service and functional efficiency.
Use all media formats to communicate with the widest audience possible, and develop a mass notification system for critical data disbursement.
Maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in the field of public sector communications and their application to functions under charge or as assigned by the City Manager.
Substantial knowledge of marketing principles, public relations, government protocol, media relations and mass communications theory as applied to make an effective public communications program.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the organization, management and administration of public communications policy to interact with the citizens, media and other community stakeholders.
Considerable knowledge of modern office practices with strong emphasis on computer literacy and applications appropriate to accomplishing job functions, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Thorough knowledge of website management and internet technology.
Ability to compile reports and information from a wide variety of resources and data that needs analysis and interpretation to assure accuracy and effectiveness.
Ability to communicate in a professional manner for verbal, written and presentation of ideas and material, as well as exhibit strong creative and analytical skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, internal and external customers, other agency officials, media contacts and other interested parties to the City's communications and information.
Exhibit a strong customer service orientation and professional demeanor in work and communication with employees, citizens and other stakeholders.
Ability to work non-traditional hours as needed for special events and situations that may occur.
Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with strong time management and organizational skills that demonstrates a professional and resourceful approach to getting tasks accomplished.
Desired or Required:
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Marketing, Public Communications, Journalism or related field and three (3) years experience in public relations and communications, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in graphics, multi-media productions or governmental relations are considered beneficial. Must have / obtain a valid Florida Driver's License.
Salary or Range:
$39,520 - $50,315 DOQ
Health, Life & Dental Insurances, Employee Health & Wellness Center, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and more.
There are NO relocation expenses available. FL residents will be given first consideration.
How To Apply:
Please send resumes/applications to: Human Resources Department, City of Mount Dora, 510 N. Baker Street, Mount Dora, Florida, 32756-0176. Fax: 352-735-9457 or Email: HR@ci.mount-dora.fl.us.