Pay Range 21 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$25.2718$37.9077
Hourly (42 hrs.)$24.0684$36.1026
Hourly (56 hrs.)$18.0513$27.0770

Communications Coordinator

Range: $52,565.40 - $78,848.08 (21)
Position Number: 64711


JOB SUMMARY: This position manages and performs a variety of communications duties in support of city operations and government.


Responsible for effective external and internal communications, using a variety of methods, including traditional and non-traditional media.
Speaks to citizens and media representatives as official spokesperson for the City.
Prepares or directs the preparation of numerous information documents, including but not limited to news releases, newsletters, bill inserts, brochures, and other communication pieces.
Proactively seeks and acts on opportunities to enhance the City’s brand by communicating activities, accomplishments, awards, etc., to employees and the community in compelling and effective ways.
Performs a variety of special projects or assignments requiring research, evaluation, documentation, implementation, or coordination, as directed.
Assists the Mayor and Assistant City Manager as required with day to day tasks and special events.
Measures and evaluates communications program effectiveness and impact and makes adjustments as needed to improve internal and external communications.
Manages the operation and maintenance of the government cable access channel.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a batchelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration
Knowledge of communications principles and practices
Knowledge of the functions, organization, and operations of City departments
Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with elected officials, other employees, and the general public
Commitment to service excellence required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting or table. The employee occasionally lifts light objects and must distinguish between shades of color.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office.