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Public Info Specialist Senior #2205-207200-01

Date Opened
Thursday, May 05, 2022 8:00 AM
Close Date
Friday, June 17, 2022 11:59 PM
Section
Charlotte Communications & Marketing

Overview

The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

Function

Professional 

Summary

From storytelling to public affairs, community engagement to marketing and creative services, web services to video production, Charlotte Communication and Marketing's professional, talented team members provide a multitude of ways to share effective messaging across a variety of communications channels.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The City of Charlotte’s Communication & Marketing (CC&M) Team is looking for a Senior Public Relations (PR) Specialist to join a fast-paced team and work across our channels to provide communication strategies and execute on complex plans for city departments, events and special projects. Responsibilities include:
Work with the PR team to lead communication strategies and plans from ideation to execution 
Collaborate with CC&M team members across each of our channels (i.e. media, Council support, digital, broadcast, creative services) on campaigns 
Lead citywide events from planning stages to production and follow-up 
Produce written content around storytelling opportunities 
Keep on track using strong project management tactics and follow through with various stakeholders 
Ensure consistency in branding, formatting and overall look and feel as outlined in city style guides 
Help maintain a standard of excellence for work products and the team’s reputation across the city 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proven track record of leading complex communication strategies/campaigns 
Strong relationship builder who can work across various stakeholders and build consensus on a common goal
Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment with minimal oversight
Critical thinker who can ramp up quickly to working in local government 
Interest in current events/politics/government 
Strong communication acumen and attention to detail 
Exceptional organizational and time management skills 

Preferred Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, marketing, communication, or related field with three to five years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties 


Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent and seven years relevant experience.

Or

Associate's Degree and five years relevant experience.

Salary

$60,000-$70,000

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.

Benefits

The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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