Public Relations Manager

  • Job Reference: 462907026-2
  • Date Posted: 2 January 2022
  • Recruiter: ProKatchers LLC
  • Location: Modesto, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Public Relations Manager
Duration: 3-4+ months with higher extension possibilities

Location: th Street, 6th floor, Modesto, CA 95354

Shift Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
8 hours per day- flexible. Hours 20-40 per week, dependent on the desire of the right candidate.

Job description:
  • Focusing on the Public Information and Relations.
  • To plan, organize, direct and coordinate activities within the Public Relations Division of the City Manager's Office including public information, media communications, crisis communications, community outreach and civic engagement activities; government relations; and to coordinate Public Relations Division activities with other departments and outside agencies.
Skills Required:
  • Serves as the City's Public Information Officer; directs the communications content of press releases, City website information, electronic communication, social media, and newsletters; prepares speeches, responses and related materials for public information purposes.
  • Evaluate and administer the City's community engagement, community outreach, marketing, public information, and media communications.
  • Prepares talking points, key messages, media alerts, public announcements, and other informational material related to public information.
  • Develops, organizes, directs and evaluates comprehensive communications, marketing and community relations programs to inform the public of the activities and objectives of the city.
  • Develops effective branding strategies that communicate a consistent identity based on the City's strategic plans and supports by effective marketing communications.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of communication methods and marketing techniques.
  • Principles and practices of public relations and community outreach.
  • Effective public presentation methods to attract and inform a variety of audiences.
  • Political issues, community development issues, and legislative developments of importance to the community and City.
  • Social media, web design, and graphic/visual presentation methods.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and desktop publishing programs.
Ability to:
  • Perform professional public information duties to promote and market City services and programs.
  • Exercise independent judgment in identifying and responding to requests for information from the media and public.
  • Effectively function under multiple deadlines.
  • Interpret and explain complex information in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Interpret, explain, and apply federal, state, local, and division policies, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive communication strategies and programs.
  • Demonstrate civic entrepreneurial spirit by generating new, innovative ideas and development of better methods to accomplish tasks and complete projects.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, database applications, and graphic systems and software.
Job Requirements:
Experience/Education Required:
  • 5+ years of increasingly responsible experience in the development and execution of public relations, communications, legislative, or marketing programs.
  • Public sector experience and/or multilingual is desirable.
  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field.