Community Relations Specialist

Community Relations Specialist
May 9, 2019

Website City of New Bedford

Municipal Government



M-06     $51,693 – $64,622

Develops and implements a comprehensive communications plan that includes short- and long-term strategies for building community awareness about and support for the Department.

Informs the PIO, Office of the Chief of Police and Municipal leaders in relevant and important media inquiries, and keeps all parties updated on upcoming and ongoing news stories.  Identifies and pitches news story to the PIO ideas through a range of proactive media strategies.  Assists the PIO in leading communication during crisis situations and unanticipated incidents, including timely dissemination of information to the media, families, staff and the community.

Coordinates writing, editing, design, production and distribution of clear, concise, “community-friendly” print and digital materials (e.g., letters, brochures, social media outlets, articles, videos, fact sheets, fliers) to communicate the Department’s goals and priorities to various partner organizations, community leaders and residents.

Collaborates with technology staff to write and update content on the district’s external website, social media tools and other on-line resources to ensure accuracy and consistency of information.

Bachelor’s degree in, or knowledge equivalent to, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or related field.  Successful candidate should have three years’ experience in the public relations/communications/marketing field at varied levels and with increasing responsibility; or three years’ experience in print and/or electronic journalism.  Or any equivalent combination of education and related experience.

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Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.  EEO

New Bedford has a residency requirement.



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