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Marketing & Communications Specialist I/II/III

Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Marketing & Communication Specialist I/II/III*

$45,074 / year or higher DOQ + Full-Time County Benefits.

James City County's Office of Economic Development seeks an individual to perform advanced responsible work developing marketing and Communications strategies in support of the Office of Development and Economic Development Authority with research, data collection, database maintenance and creating content for social media platforms and website. There are three levels of Marketing and Communications Specialist distinguished by the level of work performed and the qualifications of the employee.

Marketing & Communication Specialist I: $45,074 / year or higher DOQ

Marketing & Communication Specialist II: $48,347 / year or higher DOQ

Marketing & Communication Specialist III: $51,868 / year or higher DOQ

*Responsibilities: *

- Researches, plans, designs and implements strategic communication and "community awareness" efforts and activities with regard to the success of County development, Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and Economic Development Authority (EDA) projects; develops and maintains an automated database of commercial and industrial real estate within the County.

- Develops, coordinates, and implements marketing strategies and plans to promote the County as a premier business location by working closely with County officials and representatives from local and regional organizations and businesses; analyzes marketing disciplines to monitor competitive landscape, to include conducting research on the County's demographic and psychographic data.

- Develops and manages various social media and marketing platforms; writes, creates, and maintains messages for the Economic Development social media sites, in coordination with department staff, management, and others as appropriate; utilizes the County's website as a point of linkage for social media postings and ensures reliable contact is maintained.

- Interfaces with County web staff for cross-promotional opportunities and to ensure message consistency; serves as the County's backup for County communications team as needed, overseeing social media operations to ensure postings and interactions are in accordance with County standards and specific message requirements; interviews business owners, citizens and stakeholders for success stories and social media features; manages all day-to-day social media updating.

- Prepares presentation materials and proposals for maintaining and obtaining additional revenue for the County; designs, updates, and publishes publications relating to economic development for clients, businesses, and the general public.

*Requirements: *

- Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, marketing, or related field; some experience in local government or related field in economic development and social media communications or marketing.

- Must possess or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Virginia driver's license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County's criteria.

- Knowledge of urban development processes and practices to include an understanding of the fundamentals of economics, marketing, urban planning and municipal finance as they apply to the marketing and development of urban areas; knowledge of marketing and marketing material development including visual aids, brochures, reports and multi-media presentations.

- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service including setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

- Skill in creating effective presentations; use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite; interpreting analytic software.

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors, business and community leaders and the public; effectively address inquiries, complaints or disputes; communicate and express ideas effectively and concisely orally and in writing; manage several projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines complete tasks with efficiency and accuracy.

Click here---for full job description. Accepting applications until position is filled. Cover letters and resumes may also be attached, but a *fully completed application *i*s* required for your application to be considered.

*Only online applications to our website will be considered. To apply, please visit the James City County Career Center at ***

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $45,074.00 per year

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: JAMES CITY COUNTY, Newport News , Marketing & Communications Specialist I/II/III, Other , Williamsburg, Virginia

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