The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking resumes from creative individuals with a solid background in journalism and public relations. Candidates must be self-directed and highly motivated. This position is responsible for a wide variety of public communications, marketing for City events, citizen outreach, website and social media content, mentoring internship students and internal/external newsletters. Successful candidates must possess a passion for community, a history of building inclusive communication processes, and excellent writing, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, media relations and website design and development knowledge. They will enjoy working in an environment which values and appreciates the contributions of innovative approaches, continuous improvement, and a culture that supports creativity, all in an effort to provide quality services and up-to-date communications to the Mt. Pleasant community (pop., 26,016 and SEV $507 million).
The Public Relations Coordinator acts as the liaison between all departments, gathering pertinent information for release to the public. This position reports to the City Clerk and is a salaried, at-will position, responsible for performing a variety of communication, media, and website design, marketing and newsletter production tasks. The position will lead the City to better inform and educate the public at large in regard to the City’s events, rules and regulations, overall operations and may assist with special or emergency communications.
Successful candidates will be inclusive by nature, have an approachable personality, be self-directed and possess strong problem solving skills. The environment can be fast paced with multiple deadlines, so excellent time-management, calendaring and planning skills are highly desirable. We offer a creative team-based working environment and encourage new ideas and approaches. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential to successful work with the City Commission, citizens, co-workers, property owners, businesses and developers. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field; videography and photography skills; social media experience; web design and content management experience; with a minimum of three years progressively responsible public or private sector marketing or communication experience or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
To be considered for this position, please submit ALL of the following by Friday, July 24, 2015:
- Letter of Interest
- Job Application (PDF); This is a public position, as such the City cannot guarantee confidentiality once the applicant accepts an invitation to interview. If you would like to request confidentiality during the pre-interview phase, please indicate your request on the application form.
- Authorization for Release of Information
- Criminal History Background Check Authorization Form (PDF)
- Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure and Authorization (PDF)
Submit these materials to:
City of Mount Pleasant
Human Resources Department
320 West Broadway Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
By email: HR@mt‐pleasant.org**
(**Please combine multiple documents into a single Word or PDF file before submitting, incomplete documents will not be accepted**)