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Communications Director

Category: Management
Description:
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR - THE TOWN OF MOREHEAD CITY LOCATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL COAST IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, IS CURRENTLY SEEKING AN ENERGETIC, SELF-MOTIVATED, AND DETAILED ORIENTED CANDIDATE FOR THE NEWLY CREATED POSITION OF COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR. MOREHEAD CITY IS THE LARGEST INCORPORATED TOWN IN CARTERET COUNTY WITH A PERMANENT POPULATION OF OVER 9,000 RESIDENTS AND ENCOMPASSING OVER SIXTEEN (16) SQUARE MILES OF LAND AREA (10 SQUARE MILES = CORPORATE LIMITS; 6 SQUARE MILES = EJT). WHILE TOURISM REMAINS A MAJOR INDUSTRY IN MOREHEAD CITY, OTHER INDUSTRIES AND SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NC PORT OF MOREHEAD CITY, THE CENTER FOR MARINE SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY (CMAST) AT NCSU, THE INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCES (IMS) AT UNC-CHAPEL HILL, CARTERET HEALTH CARE MEDICAL CENTER GENERAL MEDICINE AND SURGICAL HOSPITAL FACILITY, HOME OF THE NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, RETAIL SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS, AND A VITAL DOWNTOWN AREA. THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR POSITION, UNDER GENERAL DIRECTION OF THE CITY MANAGER, WILL ACTIVELY MANAGE AND COORDINATE PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR MOREHEAD CITY'S INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS; DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES; SERVE AS THE CHIEF SPOKESPERSON FOR MOREHEAD CITY INCLUDING CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING MESSAGES, RESPONDING TO MEDIA QUERIES, ISSUING PRESS RELEASES, PROVIDING INTERVIEWS OR ARRANGING INTERVIEWS WITH EXECUTIVES AND EMPLOYEES AND PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON PARTICIPATION AND MESSAGING; MANAGE MOREHEAD CITY'S SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE/PLATFORMS INCLUDING OVERSITE FOR WEB PAGES, WEB CONTENT AND NOTIFICATIONS, WEBSITE OVERHAUL; CREATE/DISTRIBUTE MAGAZINE/NEWSLETTER. THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR WILL CULTIVATE, BUILD AND MAINTAIN POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS, STATE AND REGIONAL AGENCIES, MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES, CITIZENS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHILE RECOMMENDING AND PARTICIPATING IN DECISIONS OF DIRECT IMPACT TO SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PLANNING. QUALIFICATIONS: BACHELOR’S DEGREE WITH COURSEWORK IN COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, ENGLISH OR RELATED FIELD AND THREE (3) TO FIVE (5) YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE, PREFERABLY IN THE GOVERNMENTAL ARENA. ABILITY TO ATTAIN FEMA/NIMS TRAINING DURING EMPLOYMENT. POSSESSION OF A VALID, UNRESTRICTED NC DRIVER'S LICENSE. DRUG/BACKGROUND TESTINGS REQUIRED.SALARY & BENEFITS: HIRING SALARY RANGE $65,005 - $74,755 DOQ. THE CITY PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE WHICH CAN BE VIEWED AT HTTPS://MOREHEADCITYNC.ORG/HOME-HUMAN-RESOURCES/EMPLOYEE-BENEFITS/ APPLICATION PROCESS: DOWNLOAD CITY APPLICATION FROM WEBSITE AT: HTTPS://MOREHEADCITYNC.ORG/HOME-HUMAN-RESOURCES/HUMAN-RESOURCES-EMPLOYMENT-APPLICATION AND MUST BE EITHER:•EMAILED TO EMPLOYMENTAPPLICATIONS@MOREHEADCITYNC.ORG; OR•APPLIED TO AT THE NEAREST EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION OFFICE.APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 29, 2019 OR UNTIL FILLED. (CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY PROMPTLY AS THE JOB MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE)
Employer: Town of Morehead City
Expires: 1/18/2019
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