Website Yuba County

Salary$4,659.00-$5,125.00 Monthly

Under direction, perform a wide variety of activities in support of the County’s social media relations and promotional efforts, including writing and editing material for publication and event conceptualization and development; plan, develop, implement a variety of social media campaigns; learn and apply emerging technologies in the media and communications field; perform related work as assigned. When assigned to the County Administrator’s Office, the incumbent will report to the Media and Community Relations Coordinator. When assigned to another County department, the incumbent will report to a manager. This class is distinguished from Media and Community Relations Coordinator in that the latter has overall responsibility for the planning and implementation of a countywide marketing and communications plan.

Example Of Duties:

  • Perform a variety of marketing, public outreach and community relations activities, events, and public awareness programs for the dissemination of information regarding County or department operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Create, research, edit, and contribute content and materials including posts, tweets, pitch letters, backgrounders, customer communications, fact sheets, brochures, feature articles, press releases, and other materials.
  • Plan, develop, and implement a variety of social media campaigns and community outreach/education activities and projects in support of the County’s or department’s products, programs, and services.
  • Drafts and schedules social media content, monitors for mentions, and identifies opportunities for engagement and customer service.

The Health & Human Services Department is looking for a dynamic, forward thinking, motivated individual with a passion for creating and a love for serving the community! The Media and Community Relations Specialist must be a an effective communicator with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. They possess strong organizational skills and ability to manage a wide range of projects simultaneously. Strong candidates have a genuine interest in people and will take initiative in connecting with the public. They have excellent interpersonal skills to create and maintain media and community partnerships to work towards a common goal. Assignments often require interaction with the public and the media on a variety of complex and sensitive subjects that require independent judgement, consistency and professionalism. Experience with  brand management, social media campaigns, video equipment and editing software is preferred.

Required Qualifications:

MINIMUM: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, journalism, marketing, public relations, political science, or in a related field. Relevant experience in public communications, public relations, and social media platform marketing may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: In addition to the minimum requirements, possession of an advance degree in an appropriate field and additional progressively related experience preferably in a governmental agency setting.

Licenses and Certification:

The ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment.
Special Requirements:

Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation, which may include Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire.
DMV printout prior to hire. May be required to file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder.

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