Media Communications Specialist

Work Type

Closing Date
July 9, 2021
Posted June 25, 2021

Agency Name
Randolph County Government

Work County

Job Description

JOB TITLE:                    Media Communications Specialist DEPARTMENT:            Administration
SALARY:                        Based on experience
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Performs a wide range of professional work involving the creation of internal and external communications, focusing on citizen education and communications for the County. Work involves preparing County presentations for use by executive staff, elected officials, and other staff for presentation to a variety of audiences. Coordinates County-wide public information functions including press releases, media relations, and social media and helps develops these functions within the department. Researches and writes media releases, feature articles, scripts, videos and other material for newspapers, magazines, radio, television programs, websites and social media. Works under the direction and through delegation from the County Manager.   MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Journalism, Public Administration or related field and three years of related job experience in local government, public policy or public relations work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Requires valid North Carolina driver’s license, good driving record and transportation for use at work.
APPLICATION PROCESS: A Randolph County application and college transcript are required and must be received at the above address by 5:00pm on the closing date listed above to be considered. Applications are available in the Human Resources Office or through the County website at
  SELECTION PROCESS: Selection procedures will include detailed review of applications and interviews for most qualified candidates. Reference checks will be conducted on the top candidate(s). Employment offer for any position requiring college credit or degree will be contingent upon verification by transcript. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of pre-employment background checks and/or Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) record checks.