The primary functions for this position include but are not limited to the following:
-Assists communications manager, program coordinators and creative staff with producing outreach materials including videos, PowerPoint presentations, infographics, flyers, webpages, e-blasts, e-newsletters and other tools.
-Coordinates, generates, reviews and edits annual hunting regulations and related products such as the hunting season poster and regulations webpages.
-Write and edit content and contribute to agency social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Instagram.
-Assists with internal communications strategies and efforts.
-Coordinates video and photo shoots related to the Division of Hunting and Game Management’s priority needs.
-Develop and implement written communications plans with information about priority topics/messaging, target audiences, timing of messaging and appropriate delivery channels for Division of Hunting and Game Management initiatives and high-priority topics.
-Develops and updates an annual media calendar of priority topics and events.
-Assess information and quickly write clear and concise news releases, talking points, FAQs, and media statements.
-Conduct and/or coordinate interviews with news media and prepare and train non-communications staff for media interviews.
-Monitor news for current and emerging items related to the FWC/HGM and communicate key news/issues to staff as appropriate.
-Work with agency human dimensions team and review provided information from social media and forums to analyze data and spot trends related to stakeholder opinions, attitudes and participation, then apply that information to marketing communications efforts.
-Ensure creative communications materials undergo regular review and adhere to agency guidelines.
-Analyze data to determine if campaigns effectively reach target audiences.
-Manage external communications projects and act as a liaison between staff and outside vendors.
-Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with media and partner agencies and organizations.
-Maintain an inventory of communications and outreach support materials making sure all resources are accurate and current while coordinating new material development as needed.
-Responsible for timely and accurate processing and/or approval, as appropriate, of vendor invoices and warrants for payment of goods received or services rendered to avoid automatic interest penalty payments to said vendors.
-Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, F.S., related to State Comptroller’s rules, as well as Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures.
-Courteously assist Commission constituents to resolve questions or problems they may have in matters relating to the Commission, its programs or fish and wildlife conservation, generally.
-Actively garner public support for agency objectives and programs by serving Florida’s citizens in a positive and proactive manner.
Desired qualifications include:
- The ability to positively communicate and build relationships with a variety of professionals including staff biologists/program coordinators and leadership, media reporters, partners and stakeholders. Ability to speak/write conversational Spanish is a plus but not required.
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field with a minimum of 3 years in communications strategy development. A strong background in writing/editing and/or journalism, social media and/or marketing is a must. To apply, visit: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-OPS-Public-Information-Specialist-77904039-FL-32399/730067200/