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Community Relations and Marketing Manager


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This position is responsible for managing, planning, organizing, and directing the city's information and communications programs. To ensure a positive public image of the city and the timely provision of information to citizens. The major duties for this position include

  • Writing and editing newsletters, press releases, brochures and flyers, fact sheets, advertisements, speeches, and news articles, including department engagement materials.
  • Organizing and coordinating special events, including press conferences, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, awards ceremonies, and public education events.
  • Serving as a liaison between the city and the news media; answering inquiries; coordinating or participating in interviews, and serving as a spokesperson for the city when necessary.
  • Overseeing the city's Government Access Channel operations and staff, including all community engagement platforms.
  • Coordinating the city's official social media and mobile application(s) functions.
  • Maintaining the website; making daily and weekly updates, maintaining calendars and departmental pages.
  • Planning and implementing crisis communication strategies.
  • Photographing and videotaping special events, awards ceremonies, and meetings.
  • Developing and administering annual budgets.
  • maintaining working relationships with other professionals in the field; attending local and statewide meetings.


  • Knowledge of public relations principles and practices, journalism principles and practices, modern office principles, budget management principles, computers, and job-related software programs; website management principles; social media principles; crisis communication strategies; and relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Skill in preparing clear and precise reports; problem-solving; prioritizing and planning; interpersonal relations; and oral and written communication.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience.


Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it to to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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The City of Valdosta offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer. For more information, go to

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