Communications Specialist

Company: Florida Department of Transportation


Contact Person: Beth Frady

Application Deadline: July 13, 2021


The Communications Specialist is a member of the Communications Office of the Florida Department of Transportation.

Research transportation-related news articles from various media outlets; prepare and distribute a transportation-related news clips email daily, as well as monitor ongoing news trends and distribute relevant articles to senior staff and stakeholders as needed. Send out daily media calls. Monitor phones daily.

Prepare and distribute fact sheets or other written materials. In coordination with department staff and other appropriate entities, draft various communications and materials, including brochures, display boards and other materials. Responsible for various types of content creation while meeting deadlines. Assist in writing and editing materials for department leadership. Assist the Communications Office with the development of press packets, report binders and other materials for press events, hearings and meetings.

Assist in the management of the department’s internal relations activities. Assist with content creation for the department’s social media pages. Research and provide suggestions on how to enhance the department’s social media presence. Assist with media relations as directed. Assist with special projects and research as required, including website and branding initiatives.


Skilled in writing, editing and/or proofreading documents for print, social media, websites, news media and publications using AP Style. Ability to follow directions and be comfortable working independently with minimum supervision. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with department staff and the public in a timely manner. Ability to effectively research topics and write articles or prepare information for dissemination. Ability to operate in Adobe Creative Suite. Ability to multitask and produce high quality products that meet the standards of the department. Ability to work in a collaborative environment. A high school diploma or equivalent and one (1) or more years of experience in the public information/communications field.

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Job Originally Posted on: Monday, July 12, 2021