| Under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer, the Communications Manager is responsible for supporting the coordination, management and implementation of the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers internal and external communication efforts. |
The primary purpose of this position is to support the office through research, preparation, and distribution of various communications promoting the role and services of Florida’s Court Clerks and Comptroller.
Duties and Responsibilities:
--Assist in the development and implementation of the FCCC’s communication strategies and tactics to inform the media, general public, and related stakeholders regarding FCCC, Clerk of Court and Comptroller offices and related topics and issues.
--Maintain FCCC brand standards and style guidelines across all communication platforms including print, digital, and broadcast.
--Independently compose original, style-specific content for use in press releases, media advisories, statements, talking points, fact sheets, reports, newsletters, and websites.
--Assist in planning FCCC and Clerk of Court events, press events, and media interviews.
--Manage and update electronic media coverage databases and media distribution lists.
--Respond to media inquiries and clerk requests providing accurate, concise and consistent information within a designated timeframe while adhering to procedural guidelines.
--Create, manage, and monitor social media content to enhance the FCCC’s digital brand.
--Maintain current knowledge of FCCC functions and activities, legislative priorities and current issues and topics.
--Utilize critical thinking skills on all projects and identify potential opportunities/partnerships to expand the association’s reach.
--Prioritize multiple projects and consistently meet required deadlines.
--Possess and utilize advanced office administration skills including consistent and accurate formatting of commonly used documents (spreadsheets, business letters, memos, etc.).
--Direct and manage the operation of Communication office; including calendaring, scheduling and travel arrangements.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
--Knowledge of the Court Clerks’ and Comptroller’s role and benefits to the public
--Knowledge of current communications practices.
--Awareness and utilization of modern media trends and developing channels
--Ability to work well with a variety of individuals, organizational levels, departments and organizations
--Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communications within multiple formats and for various audiences
--Excellent writing, editing and strategic message development. (Advanced --AP Style knowledge required)
--Ability to work within the full Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
--Ability to work with advanced or specialized communications programs including Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)
--Ability to update websites and utilize various social media platforms
--Ability to prioritize, perform several tasks concurrently and efficiently manage time to meet deadlines
--Ability to work independently and with groups