Salary commensurate with experience
General Description and Classification Standard
The purpose of this job is to effectively manage the Public Relations unit of the Atlanta Police Department. This manager reports to the Director of Public Affairs and is responsible for developing speeches, PowerPoint presentations and talking points on behalf of the department and other senior executives; managing internal communications, including designing a monthly newsletter and managing a team of webmasters to keep APD employees and stakeholders abreast of Apd priorities and initiatives; managing the APD intranet site, assigning and producing content; serving as primary editor for the Airport’s website, updating content and troubleshooting areas as needed; overseeing the Aviation section of the City of Atlanta’s website; overseeing editing of internal and external communications produced by all apd units, including updates on website; working with the Marketing division to develop content for fliers, brochures, campaigns, advertorials and TV scripts for branding initiatives including, but not limited to, and travel industry engagement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as well as thorough knowledge of proofreading and editing techniques. Knowledge of impression management, ability to write informative, concise articles and compelling, accurate talking points. Ability to effectively communicate and interact with management, other employees, contractors and members of the general public. Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear manner. Ability to gather web analytics, oversee web trends and other material with efficiency and on deadline. Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and technical skills with attention to detail. Assemble data and create reports in a clear, concise and effective manner. Ability to be highly effective in a fast-paced environment and to lead and motivate a team to perform.
Flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Strong organizational skills and ability to perform within deadlines and under pressure. Creative problem solver and self-starter with a desire to serve the public interest. A commitment to public service and a good sense of humor are desirable.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or a related discipline and 5-7 years of experience in a related field.
Previous experience as a copy editor for a newspaper, magazine or similar publication is a plus. In addition, design experience is preferred.