Regional Communications Coordinator
Company: Florida Department of Corrections
Contact Person: Paul Walker
Application Deadline: March 25, 2022
Under the supervision of the FDC Press Secretary, and with support from the Office of Communications, this position will serve as one of four Regional Communications Coordinators. This position is based at the Regional Office in Quincy, but will require frequent travel to field locations across the designated region. Equipment and a state vehicle will be provided (vehicle for use during work hours only).
The duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Serve as one of the Department’s four regional communications coordinators by supporting the functions and mission of the Office of Communications at the regional level.
Proactively plan, coordinate and facilitate media visits inside correctional institutions and probation offices within the assigned region for the purpose of garnering positive press coverage.
Process, schedule and facilitate media requests for inmate interviews.
Work with correctional institutions, probation offices and program offices within the assigned region to gather information and formulate draft responses for the media, as assigned.
Create social media content (photos, videos, graphics) for FDC Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other emerging platforms.
Maintain and utilize provided equipment to obtain high quality photos and videos to draft social media posts, weekly newsletter submissions and promotional content.
Respond to correctional institutions or probation offices to coordinate media presence following an emergency or unexpected event.
Conduct recorded interviews with staff, inmates and volunteers for Agency news publications.
Perform secondary duties to support regional communications related functions such as compiling reports, writing talking points or statements and coordinating public record requests.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Demonstrate the ability to write and respond proficiently within a set deadline.
Knowledge of the criminal justice system and function of state prisons in Florida.
Safely operate a state vehicle and travel within the assigned region on a regular basis. *Some travel may be overnight.
Familiarity with simple editing of photos or short videos.
Work proactively to produce a high volume of content in a timely manner.
Ability to conduct interviews for internal news purposes.
Ability to work in a confidential law enforcement environment.
Familiarity with government and law enforcement usage of social media.
Ability to operate well under pressure, manage multiple projects and positively contribute to a team environment.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least two years of professional work experience in communications or corrections.
Four years of professional work experience in a communications or public relations role can substitute for a four-year degree.
Knowledge of AP Style, exceptional writing abilities and professional experience in writing and correspondence.
Willingness to function across FDC’s organizational structure by providing excellent customer service skills and communications and public relations expertise wherever needed.
A valid driver’s license, ability to travel, work remotely and work during non-standard office hours as needed.
How to Apply
Job Originally Posted on: Monday, March 21, 2022