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Corporate Comm Specialist Sr #2209-207100-01

Date Opened
Friday, September 16, 2022 1:00 PM
Close Date
Friday, October 07, 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

This position is part of the city’s Communication & Marketing team and is responsible for successfully providing communications support to the Charlotte City Council and Charlotte Mayor that supports the city’s mission and strategic vision. This individual will work with the Communications & Marketing team and other city departments to provide media relations support and proactively tell the city’s story to the community.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as a primary point of contact for communications regarding Charlotte City Council and Mayor in collaboration with the City’s Office of Constituent Services.
Assist with media relations and events.
Draft councilmember and mayor correspondence including talking points, speeches, briefing documents for press conferences, meetings, ceremonies and other special events.
Respond to and manage requests from media.
Provide expert-level communications advice to city officials.
Attend City Council meetings and other city meetings as necessary.
Assist with processing public record requests.
Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
Support content development for social media and other digital channels

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Willing and able to work public events during evenings/weekends as needed.
• Perform and excel within an integrated fast-paced team environment. 
• Handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines while prioritizing. 
• Self-motivated with ability to work independently. 
• Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships. 
• Excellent writing, storytelling, and editing skills and proficient in AP style. 
• Ability to maintain confidential information.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines as required
• A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams
• Must be flexible in dealing with changing priorities

Preferred Qualification

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism or 5-7 years of relevant experience
• A combination of government, agency, corporate, and/or consumer communications experience preferred

Minimum Qualifications

High School Graduate or Equivalent and seven years relevant experience.

Or

Associate's Degree and five years relevant experience.

Salary

Up to $80,000

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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