City of Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX

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The Fort Worth Police Department has an immediate opening for the new position of Coordinator of Communications.

The selected applicant will serve as the primary contact for planning and coordinating the strategic planning, marketing and communication of the Departments initiatives, programs and services. The position will also coordinate and assist with communication efforts and responses between the Police and the City Managers Office of Media & Public Affairs. Other duties are as follows:

Serve as the primary contact regarding long term strategic planning and messaging on behalf of the Department including writing press releases and providing speaking points to the Chief and other personnel who provide public or media presentations.

Design, implement and sustain communication and marketing strategies for the Departments initiatives, programs, and services.

Develop strategic media plans that deliver consistent messaging for the Departments mission and align with the Citys vision; implement tactics that diffuse negative publicity and potential crisis scenarios.
Promote new and existing social media initiatives such as the Tweet-along program, Departments You-Tube page and various social network sites to keep the public informed of the Departments community functions and accomplishments.
Oversee marketing material which will include collecting data and writing content for various internal and external reports, presentations, brochures, etc.
Manage and review content for the website; create campaigns that promote positive brand imaging and policing strategies.

Provide and organize administrative and logistical support for various projects, events and public affairs on behalf of the department and serve as a liaison for organizations in the planning process.

Skills / Requirements The following education and/or experience are the minimum standards which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position:

Bachelors degree or higher in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences, Marketing, Communications, or a related field PLUS three (3) years increasingly responsible experience in public relations or marketing including one (1) year of administrative and budgetary responsibility required.
Associate's Degree and five (5) years OR High School Diploma/GED and 7 years of the required experience may be substituted for the required Bachelor's Degree. Preference may be given to higher levels of education and experience as it relates to the vacancy.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills required.
Position also requires excellent oral and written communications skills, plus extensive public contact customer services skills.
MISC. REQUIREMENTS: Office environment with travel to various locations; requires working closely with others; automobile travel within the city required.

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