Deputy Director of Communications

Company: Florida Commission on Offender Review


Contact Person: Commissioner/Chair Melinda Coonrod

Application Deadline: August 5, 2023


The following are some of the duties and responsibilities of this job:
Develops policies for the agency’s internal and external communications and public information programs. Responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and implementing the agency’s response to daily inquiries from local, state, and national media organizations, as well as to public information and public records requests. Coordinates specific Communication-centered internal and external Commission events including press events and media interviews. Manages electronic media coverage databases and media distribution lists. Creates and monitors social media content to enhance the Commission’s digital brand. Responsible for producing all publications and informational materials disseminated to legislators, media, key stakeholders and the general public throughout the state and nation. Composes original, style-specific content for use in press releases, media advisories, agency statements, talking points, fact sheets, reports, newsletters, and websites. Creates graphic documents and reports within Commission brand standards to promote, support and inform targeted stakeholders regarding the agency’s programs and/or events. Maintains current knowledge of Commission functions and activities, legislative issues, and current public safety issues and topics through daily review of media clips and other state government resource tools. Maintains knowledge of Commission department programs and projects to identify potential opportunities/partnerships to expand the department’s reach and/or mitigate potential press issues. Provides and/or briefs executive office administration, Commissioners, agency leadership and staff and other pertinent entities with relevant media inquiries, press coverage, public records request, etc.

The anticipated salary is between $50,000 and $55,000 depending on experience.


A degree in communications or journalism is preferred. The applicant should have excellent writing and editing skills, proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and graphic design.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and at least two writing samples to Chairman Melinda N. Coonrod at

Job Originally Posted on: Wednesday, August 2, 2023