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Communications Coordinator

Job Title:
Communications Coordinator
County Name:
Centre County
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Job Information Base Pay: $25.71 - $36.00/hour Grade: 12 Shift Available: Full – Time (Exempt) Summary of Job Functions • Writes, proofreads, and edits all public relations content including press releases, briefing materials, newsletters, articles, communications materials and social media content. • Fields and responds to media questions and interview requests. • Fields and responds to incoming internal and external emails for the Commissioners’ Office. • Implements, maintains and manages social media platforms and website updates. • Monitors and approves social media accounts and usage by County departments. • Organizes press conferences and media events within the County and with external agencies. • Performs research and compiles date for special projects, reports or other publications, by specified deadlines following the County’s goals and objectives. • Manages the County’s obligations, including processing initial requests for records and performing general statutory duties required of an open-records office designated pursuant to Section 502 of the Right to Know Law, 65 P.S. §67.101 et seq. (RTKL). • Tracks incoming RTKL requests; processes, reviews and assembles responses; analyzes the content of records according to applicable legal and policy requirements to make a disclosure determination under RTKL. • Independently plans, develops and implements comprehensive communication and education plans on all aspects of the RTKL. • Interprets and executes County rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they related to the coordination and dissemination of readily understandable information. • Provides oversight to the County Policy Committee, which includes establishing meetings, document of policy updates and additions, and/or present policy revisions to the Board of Commissioners. • Assists with the coordination of emergency response and crisis communications. • Leverages existing media relationships and cultivates new contacts within local media. • Attends and networks with other media organizations at conferences, community events, public workshops, town hall and municipal meetings, etc. • Coordinates and assists Human Resources office with internal employee newsletter. • Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Training and Experience: Associate degree in business administration, public administration, public relations, communications or related field and two (2) years of professional administrative experience in an office setting required. Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and a willingness to travel as needed. Prior experience with records management and time-sensitive document processes preferred. Demonstrable experience with building effective media relationships and developing materials such as press releases, websites and conducting press conferences and interviews.
Posting Date:
Monday, September 19, 2022
Expiration Date:
Monday, December 19, 2022
Contact Name:
Human Resources
Contact Link:
Human Resources
Willowbank Office Building 420 Holmes Street Bellefonte, PA 16823