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Communications Director

Camden County

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Camden County Board of Commissioners

Communications Director                                                                       


FLSA: Exempt

Minimum Starting Pay: $62,671.55                                                                                  




This position serves as the chief architect and advisor on the County’s proactive and strategic internal and external communications functions for the Camden County Board of Commissioners. This role is responsible for the development, management, and distribution of all communication strategies for the County including media relations, public relations, marketing, social media, graphic design, multi-media design, photography, and videography.




  • Develop and direct proactive and comprehensive internal and external communication strategies that support the efforts of the County Administrator, Board of Commissioners, and Departments.


  • Serve as the lead communications and public relations advisor to the County Administrator, Board of Commissioners, and Department Heads.


  • Collaborate and coordinate with staff across the County to ensure consistent, unified messaging and branding.


  • Manages the County’s online/social media presence and produce relevant and compelling updates.


  • Organizes promotional events, press conferences, tours, visits and exhibitions.


  • Maintains and implements the County’s emergency communication plan and serves as a member of Camden County’s Incident Management Team (IMT) that stays behind with the Emergency Management Agency in the event of a natural disaster/emergency.


  • Prepares speeches, talking points, presentations and general communicative information for the county administration.


  • Serves as the lead designer of all marketing and event materials and manages the production and distribution of all County-related marketing materials, including print (brochures, postcards, newsletters, pamphlets, etc.) and digital (radio and video commercials, electronic billboards, social media graphics, etc.) materials.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned.






  • Performs other work as required or when directed by administration.


  • In the event of an emergency, all Camden County employees are considered essential and may be required to perform alternate duties.


The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties or responsibilities does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.




  • Knowledge of public communications, public relations, and marketing principles and practices.


  • Knowledge of event management principles and practices.


  • Knowledge of video editing software.


  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.


  • Knowledge of Associated Press style.


  • Knowledge of online content management system management principles.


  • Skill in media relations.


  • Skill in managing multiple tasks with strict deadlines.


  • Skill in proofreading.


  • Skill in the use of cameras.


  • Skill in the management of staff.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The County Administrator assigns work in terms of departmental goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of departmental activities.




Guidelines consist of county policies and procedures, county style standards, and The AP Style Guide.  These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.




  • The work consists of varied public relations and communications duties.


  • The purpose of this position is to direct the County’s communication efforts. Success in this position contributes the effective communication of important information to the public.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, employees in all county departments, members of the Board of Commissioners, members of the news media, representatives of organizations, and the public at large.


  • Contacts are typically to exchange information relevant to county administrative activities, respond to inquiries from the public, and provide information about the county.




  • Work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk.


  • Work is performed in an office.




This position may have direct supervision over the Digital & Social Media Manager.




  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in communications, journalism, public relations or closely related field.


  • Three to five years of related experience in public relations, journalism, or other communication related jobs, preferably with experience communicating complex/sensitive issues to the public-at-large.

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