Public Information Coordinator II
Department of Commerce - Richland County, SC , USA
State of South Carolina
Public Information Coordinator II
$37,860.00 - $70,054.00 Annually
Richland County, SC
FTE - Full-Time
Department of Commerce
Marketing Communications Division
9/21/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE:
Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)
HIRING RANGE - MIN.
HIRING RANGE - MAX.
Equal Opportunity Employer
AGENCY SPECIFIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Applications are incomplete if you fail to answer all questions, education and work history. Incomplete applications are not referred to hiring managers. You may be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver's license and credit check, drug testing after a contingent offer of employment. Please provide an explanation of any gaps of employment. A resume may be attached with your application, but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.
VETERAN PREFERENCE STATEMENT
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The South Carolina Department of Commerce’s (S.C. Commerce) mission is to create economic opportunities to increase choices for all South Carolinians, and our vision is to embrace the future to ensure South Carolina's sustainable advantage.
S.C. Commerce’s Marketing and Communications Division is looking for a talented professional to serve as the agency’s Communications Coordinator. Candidates must have experience researching, writing, editing and disseminating internal and external communications that support an organization’s strategic plan and goals.
The competencies and responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator are outlined below.
Responsible for timely execution of the economic development project announcement process from content development to dissemination by effectively communicating with companies, internal stakeholders and external allies.
Through independent research and consultation with subject matter experts, write, edit/proof and deliver written communications to support the agency’s various divisions and goals, including press releases, e-newsletters, talking points, social content, messaging for marketing materials, etc.
Utilizes experience and strong attention to detail to gather, organize and present written information in a clear concise manner while ensuring accuracy and quality.
Manages the agency’s distribution/media lists including maintenance of the media request/response activity log.
Tracks and compiles relevant news media and social media and distributes as assigned.
Supports the preparation and delivery of detailed communications activity reports.
Collaborates and communicates with internal teams to establish compelling communications that are designed to share the Commerce story and help reinforce the agency’s brand.
Supports agency’s social media presence by posting communications to various platforms.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
A high school diploma and relevant experience. An associate degree or a bachelor’s degree in a related field may substitute for the required work experience.
Must be able to communicate effectively, especially in writing.
Must have strong working knowledge of grammar, composition and style, including proficiency in Associated Press Style.
Must be able to work under and meet tight deadlines and adjust to last-minute changes to deadlines.
Must be assertive and proactive when engaging stakeholders for requesting and receiving information in a timely manner to meet assigned deadlines.
Must have experience writing and disseminating press releases on behalf of an organization.
Prefer a bachelor's degree in public relations, communications or a related field.
Prefer at least two to three years of experience writing various communications, disseminating information to the public, and meeting and managing deadlines.
To be considered for the position, you must submit a resume with your application and articulate in a cover letter your experience, knowledge and abilities that reflect a communications professional who is qualified to serve in this role.
All candidates must submit at least two writing samples. One sample must be a press release. Both samples must be no more than two years old.
As a part of a generous compensation package, we offer comprehensive benefits that include generous paid time off, preeminent health care benefits, professional development opportunities, pension, a 401(k) match, and more. We also participate in a hybrid work environment with 40% remote work. Annual salary increases are contingent upon approval by the General Assembly and are based on individual performance evaluation rating.
The South Carolina Department of Commerce offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE and TGE positions that includes:
- Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children.
- 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year.
- 15 days sick leave per year.
- 13 paid holidays.
- State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility.
- Paid parental leave (effective October 1, 2022).
As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.
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- State of South Carolina
- Department of Commerce
- 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
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