Media Relations Director - Seymour District

Company:
Indiana Department of Transportation - Seymour District
185 Agrico Lane
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Title: Media Relations Director - Seymour District
Job Type: Full-time
Description:

The Media Relations Director assists the Strategic Communications Director in providing effective, timely, and accurate messages and information to the media and general public regarding INDOT policies and programs. Due to the nature of these key audiences and continuing interaction with the media, constituents, and the general public, the Media Relations Director must be professional and use tact at all times. Assignments are diverse in nature and often have conflicting time priorities, requiring the Director to work independently, manage tight schedules, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of or experience in public relations, communications, journalism and/or marketing techniques and concepts

• Ability to identify target audiences; and develop strategy and employ tactics that engage, inform and motivate

• Excellent verbal, written, and visual communications skills including editing for grammar, AP style, punctuation, and spelling

• Highly innovative and collaborative, with polished interpersonal and influencing skills

• Creative from an idea perspective, with an eye for design and an understanding of the power of storytelling

• Self-motivated and self-managing, with excellent attention to detail

• Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and deliver high quality work, quickly, in a dynamic organization under tight deadlines

• Ability to think strategically and solve problems

• Ability to work with broad range of employee levels – executive to front-line employees – to create and deliver solutions to satisfy stakeholder expectations

• Ability to work with varied stakeholders including, but not limited to, State and Federal legislators, mayors, county commissioners, town managers, city/town/county councilors, membership organization staff, economic development groups, chambers of commerce, community development groups, businesses and transportation advocacy groups

• Demonstrated ability to create presentations and deliver to a large or small audience in a comfortable and effective manner

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word; experience in Adobe Creative Suite software is desirable

• Knowledge of or experience in writing web content, brochure copy, newsletters, and specialized communications materials

• Ability to communicate information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produce written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Business Management, Government, Journalism, English, or related field

• Minimum one (1) to two (2) years of related work experience

How To Apply:

Visit workforindiana.in.gov, click “Search State Jobs”, search for Job ID #620804.