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Communications Manager




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Communications Manager - The Town of Harrisburg, NC is currently seeking a full-time Communications Manager. An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing various activities designed to increase public awareness and understanding of Town projects, programs, events, services and policies. In working with Town staff and officials, the employee creates and implements communications, strategic marketing, and public education campaigns. Work includes media relations and preparation and distribution of press releases; maintaining the content of the Town’s website and sharing information through various social media resources; writing speeches and “talking points” for Town Council and officials; and making presentations to organizations to promote awareness of Town initiatives. Responsibilities include managing the Town’s brand, creating transparency, and engaging the community through outreach and education. Requires considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing, public information dissemination and communications; methods, practices, and trends associated with development and implementation of marketing plans, marketing strategies, and branding; the application of information technology and social media resources to the work; and the principles, practices and processes involved in budgeting and grant development. Requires skill in persuasive and informative communications in both oral and written forms to make presentations, write public information articles, and prepare grant and award applications; knowledge of digital SLR camera operation and photo editing software; knowledge of AP style and principles of grammar and usage. Must have the ability to write, edit and communicate clearly and create a positive and professional image for the Town; establish and maintain effective working relationships with business executives and owners, community and civic leaders, appointed and elected officials, media representatives, supervisor, coworkers, and the general public. Hiring range of $44,697 - $46,932; negotiable based on experience. Requires graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field and considerable related professional experience in public relations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid NC or SC Driver’s License. Excellent benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), participation in the NC State Retirement System, as well as additional supplemental benefits. Submit resume, Town of Harrisburg employment application, references and salary requirements to Open until filled. EOE.