Communications Director

Location: 
Spring Hill.

Communications Director

The city of Spring Hill seeks to fill the full time, exempt position of communications director. He or she will develop, implement and maintain the city information program, and oversee public communications throughout the organization. The director will serve as the city spokesperson and primary news media liaison.  He or she will develop and implement a cohesive communications strategy. Manage all news media relations, serving as city spokesperson; write news releases, and other web and social media content; manage primary city social media pages using government social media management best practices; manage website using content management system, serving as website administrator; and gather facts to distribute to news media. Manage Multimedia Specialist position, approving all graphic design work, print and digital promotional materials, photos, video projects, and operations of live video streaming system. Attend weekly department head meeting and write internal weekly staff report; occasionally write staff memos based on topical research; occasionally write mayoral speeches and talking points; coordinate with community partner agencies to develop and distribute communications materials; provide communications support to city departments; and develop, present and manage annual communications department budget. Respond to citizen inquiries through multiple communications platforms; plan, manage and execute annual State of the City Address event. The ideal candidate has strong writing and verbal skills, experience in news media relations, social media and website management experience, and a passion for working in the public sector. This strategic communications position will serve a pivotal role in citywide communications to ensure accurate and consistent messaging on behalf of the city of Spring Hill.  Four-year degree in communications, public relations, journalism, public affairs or related area of study. Minimum of five years of relevant communications, media, or public relations experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Knowledge of media tactics, and modern principles of digital mass communications and public relations required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud. Management experience desired. Some event planning experience a plus. The City of Spring Hill offers an extensive and generous employee benefit package, which includes an 100% Employer paid Medical coverage option for the entire family, optional vision insurance, employer paid dental insurance for the employee with the option to purchase family coverage, Flexible Spending Account, employer paid Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance, as well as voluntary life and STD.  TCRS PensionApplications/resumes MUST be submitted online at: www.springhilltn.org/Jobs.aspx Questions to staylor@springhilltn.org NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Applications will be considered on basis of qualifications, experience, and suitability for position without regards to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The city of Spring Hill is an EEO/AA/Title VI Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.