The City seeks a visionary and creative professional to be its Senior Multimedia Communications Specialist. Under the direction of the multimedia producer, the Senior Multimedia Communications Specialist will work closely with the multimedia producer and community to help develop a strategy for communications with the public, marketing and branding the City and its programs and services, and then create plans that are positive, effective, and consistent. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the City's Communications and Engagement strategies including digital engagement, advertising, public communications, internal communications, and assist the multimedia producer in managing and broadcasting on the City's public access television channel. This position acts as the principal liaison of traditional media and new digital media; and prepares, coordinates, and disseminates press releases, public service announcements, and other media communications. Furthermore, this position serves as the Citywide spokesperson when deemed necessary and works with public safety, city administration on the coordination of press releases, press conferences and the distribution of sensitive public information. They also assist in the execution of marketing the monthly newsletters to drive program awareness and participation in establishing consistency in copy content with brand and positioning messages and ensuring that the public message is distributed.
Training and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field; eight years' experience in full-time work in mass media, advertising, public relations or publishing; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Extensive experience in communication and public relations may substitute for education requirements if the experience is comparable to like-size agencies or responsibilities. Experience as a public communications officer is highly desirable.
Mandatory pre-employment physical and drug tests. Florida Driver’s License desired.
The City of Riviera Beach maintains a drug-free workplace policy and program, as established under the guidelines of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Section 440.102, Florida Statutes.
About City of Riviera Beach
With a population of more than 30,000 residents, Riviera Beach is home to one of the most impressive beaches in the southeastern United States. Boasting an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees, Riviera Beach proudly calls itself the “Best Waterfront City in Which to Live, Work, and Play.”