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Job Summary

Baytown is a growing community with a population of about 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay approximately 25 miles from Downtown Houston. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple – Together we enrich lives and build community.
 
Our employees are dedicated to public service through Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership and Stewardship, and we are looking for a qualified candidate who shares our values to join our team in the role of Public Information Coordinator.
 
The Public Affairs department exists to foster relationships by telling the Baytown story.  We are innovative, collaborative, and intentional.  As the hub for information and relationships, Public Affairs advocates for and markets the City of Baytown, and we will succeed by being proactive, prepared, and resolute.  If you want to use your creative skills to build upon a foundation for a trusted Public Affairs department, join our team and share those skills with us.  
Under general direction of the Director of Public Affairs or designee, the Public Information Coordinator is responsible for facilitating the city’s media relations program. The Public Information Coordinator is responsible for engaging in public communications, including soliciting, writing, and disseminating information to the city’s various and diverse audiences. The Public Information Coordinator serves as a primary Baytown spokesperson.
 
The position requires someone who can create long-term relationships and interact with the media, citizens, other governmental entities and employees in a collaborative manner.  In addition, this position is responsible for working with the City’s emergency management team in the execution of effective emergency outreach communications, and serves as a chief spokesperson during emergencies.

Attendance is an essential function of this position.   The City reserves the right to require an employee in this position to work more than 40 hours a week which may be outside of regular work hours.  This position provides services or performs duties for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations.  These may include services or duties different from those performed in the usual course and scope of your job.  In the event of an evacuation or crisis situation, the incumbent in this position may be required to remain to perform needed services. This position is considered to be essential.

Duties

  • Manage, curate, and write content for all the city’s communication channels, to include the website, reports, magazine, digital and print publications, and other tools based on availability and opportunities to the city.  Assist in the writing and implementation of the city’s official Communication Plan.
  • Advises and coordinates with staff in various departments on strategic communication opportunities, including ways the city can be positively positioned and portrayed in the media, social media, the community, other government agencies, and city partners.  Responds to media inquiries, forms relationships with the media and actively pitches narratives to all forms of media at a local and regional level.  Serves as a spokesperson on city matters.
  • The coordinator is responsible for the flow of information from the city and departments to the Media and the public. This is accomplished through responding to media inquiries, press releases, media interviews (print or broadcast), and similar. Acts as a primary liaison between the department and media representatives and the public in the event of crisis situations.
  • May assist with posting to the city’s social media accounts.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Apply Online

www.baytown.org  



Requirements

REQUIRED:
  1. Bachelors’ Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent, directly related experience. 
  2. Two (2) years of related experience to include any combination of creative writing experience, interview experience with the media (on and off camera), and/or demonstrated communication and presentation experience. 
  3. Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
 
PREFERRED:           
  1. Experience in crisis communication.



Here at the City of Baytown, in recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you bring. We strive to provide a workplace where differences are honored, with a workforce that reflects the diversity of the people we serve.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59373674
  • Location:
    Baytown, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Public Information Coordinator
  • Company Name: City of Baytown
  • Category: Government Relations/Public Affairs
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Salary: $57,406.00 - $71,758.00 (Yearly Salary)
Government
Baytown , TX , US

Baytown is a growing community with a population of approximately 82,000 situated on the north side of Galveston Bay. As a full-service municipal government our purpose is simple – Together we enrich lives and build community. Our employees are dedicated to public service through Caring, Innovation, Collaboration, Leadership and Stewardship, and we are looking for qualified candidates who shares our values to join our team. Apply online at www.baytown.org!

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