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Police Communications Manager

Collaborates with Department officials in developing photographic, video, and other materials designed to serve the public relations and communication needs of the department; develops and implements positive public relations and social media communications and materials; and performs other duties as assigned. Responsible for internal Command Staff messaging to Department employees. Additionally, supervises team including one Community Engagement Specialist and one Crime Prevention Specialist.   

The ideal candidate will have a track record of success in high paced environments and will demonstrate the ability to understand police related policies and procedures and data and synthesize it into easy to understand, relevant information for public consumption through a variety of media sources. The candidate must be able to pivot quickly between strategic planning and incident management and have an ability to work autonomously while quickly establishing collaborative working relationships across all disciplines. 

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with major course work in communications, journalism, broadcasting or related field supplemented by five or more years of related experience and/or training in public relations, communications, public administration, journalism, editorial work, or marketing. Must have demonstrated experience in public speaking and audio/video production methods and community outreach.

Position: Police Communications Manager
Organization: City of Lynchburg
Location: Lynchburg,  VA 
United States
Salary: $57,137.60 - $80,017.60 Annually
Posting Start Date: 9/7/2022
Date Posted: 9/7/2022
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with major course work in communications, journalism, broadcasting or related field supplemented by five or more years of related experience and/or training in public relations, communications, public administration, journalism, editorial work, or marketing. Must have demonstrated experience in public speaking and audio/video production methods and community outreach.
  • Subject to call out at night and on weekends; must have ability to respond at all hours to important events to coordinate social and traditional media relations. 
  • Requires a comprehensive background investigation to include a local, state, and federal criminal history check, sex offender registry check, credit check, and polygraph examination.  
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license and acceptable driving record according to City criteria.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/28/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
City of Lynchburg
Address:
900 Church Street

Lynchburg,  VA 24504
United States
Email:
michelle.jackson@lynchburgva.gov
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Michelle Jackson