Position: Communications Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Originally posted on MLA JobLine
Responsibilities: The Communications Specialist is responsible for all English and Spanish, internal and external library communications at the direction of the COO for Communication and Outreach and Director of Dynamic Content and Engagement. Communications duties include media relations, communications writing, social media, government relations, public information officer duties, and contributing to major campaigns. Some essential functions include: Serve as the Library’s primary media relations contact for pitching stories, responding to interview requests, publishing media releases, and issuing emergency operations notices (internally and externally).Coordinate the Library’s media relations
strategy with all appropriate stakeholders. Serve as the Library’s primary English and Spanish communications writer and copy editor for all media releases, scripts, formal remarks/talking points for stakeholders, reports, public email communications, grant reports, advocacy/government relations, employee announcements via the staff intranet, and the Library’s website. Contribute to the Library’s social media by acting as a content lead or co-lead for one or more platforms, and reply to any customer inquiries received via social media. Coordinate and/or support major communications campaigns in conjunction with other Communication and Outreach colleagues and departments. Staff media or Library principals at select Library or community events during the business day and/or after hours as needed. Develop scripts, produce, and maintain the Library’s phone recordings in collaboration with the Library’s IT Department and Public Services Division. Manage the Library’s access to communications platforms. Visit us online at PGMLS.info to view the full job listing.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Creative Writing, or a related field required. Master’s degree or commensurate experience in a related field preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish required, with strong written and verbal professional communication skills. Flexible professional writing style (in English and Spanish) that supports a range of different deliverables, including media releases, website copy, social media, email communications, scripts, reports, and remarks/talking points. Three or more years of experience coordinating media relations for an institution or business. Strong public speaking skills. Valid driver’s license for use of Library vehicles.
Salary Range: PGCMLS offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal) and retirement benefits are offered.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online, upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment test. Visit us online at pgcmls.info/employment.
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.