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Public Affairs Representative I/II

Salary: See Position Description

Location: Kearny Mesa (San Diego County), CA

Job Type: Full Time

Remote Employment

Flexible/Hybrid

Job Number: 2024-04-1903

Department: Public Affairs

Opening Date: 05/22/2024

Closing Date: 6/9/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

JOIN THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY!
We welcome veteran or transitioning military to apply

The San Diego County Water Authority is an independent public agency that serves as San Diego County’s regional water wholesaler. The mission of the Water Authority is to provide a safe and reliable water supply to its 23 member agencies serving the region’s $268 billion economy and 3.3 million residents.

The Water Authority is executing a long-term strategy to diversify the region’s supplies, make major investments in the region’s water delivery and storage system, and improve water use efficiency. Through dynamic leadership, thoughtful planning, and prudent fiscal policies, the Water Authority is cost effectively managing the region’s water portfolio, while continuing to diversify supplies to enhance current and future reliability.

The Public Affairs Department
The Public Affairs (PA) Department establishes, fosters, and strengthens relations with business and civic organizations, community leaders, school-age children, members of the news media, and the general public to build and sustain support for Water Authority programs and initiatives. The department employs a range of tactics to communicate the Water Authority’s priorities and messages. The department also implements regional programs to support member agency efforts to communicate the value of water, water-efficient practices and smart investments in regional infrastructure.

The department is also responsible for coordinating outreach on Water Authority Capital Improvement projects and promoting the Small Contractor Outreach and Opportunities Program.

The Ideal Candidate

The Public Affairs Representative I/II will play a major role in managing the Water Authority’s digital presence including websites, social media, and email, ensuring the channels are maintained, updated and evaluated for effectiveness and efficiency. The attributes of a successful candidate include excellent organizational and planning skills, ability to meet deadlines and maintain quality control, perform in high-pressure situations, adapt to changing circumstances and have a positive attitude. Excellent digital communications skills are required, including experience with developing, producing, and editing visual and written content for  electronic media. Strong video production skills are required. Experience with writing and editing material in a journalistic style is desirable. Strong proofreading and editing skills are required. Print and digital graphic design experience, bilingual abilities and/or experience coordinating translations are desirable.

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of basic content management software, video production tools, and/or email marketing platforms, word processing and social media applications including the ability to analyze the effectiveness of these tools.  Knowledge of database and/or spreadsheet applications is preferred. The ideal candidate will be expected to:  

  • Create and write website content; update content and format website as needed.
  • Create and post social media messages on behalf of the Water Authority.
  • Craft, execute and analyze social media and email campaigns.
  • Measure results and impact of websites, social media, and email, outreach and other activities; prepare reports on results and outcomes; analyze and make recommendations to improve performance as needed.
  • Assist with planning and execution of events and activities; including seminars, panel discussions, webinars and news conferences.
  • Have experience with SharePoint, Drupal, WordPress and/or other content management systems and web design programs.
  • Have experience with Google Analytics, or similar web traffic measurement platforms.
  • Have experience with Animoto, YouTube, Canva, Premiere Pro, or other video editing software.
  • Have experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Have experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, highly desirable.

The Position

Salary Information
Public Affairs Representative I: $40.46 – $54.42 hourly ($84,160.96 – $113,187.36 annually)
Public Affairs Representative II: $44.66 – $60.07 hourly ($92,899.04  – $124,937.28 annually)
The position may be filled at either level, depending on candidate qualifications. 

The Public Affairs Representative I/II performs a variety of professional and administrative Public Affairs activities in one or more of four specialized areas within the Public Affairs Representative class: 1) community relations and Capital Improvement Program outreach; 2) media relations and coordination; 3) website and social media management; and 4) graphic services. This includes supporting other departments and serving as liaison and spokesperson between the Water Authority and its designated audiences in the above areas; writing reports and making oral and PowerPoint presentations; producing and editing communication materials such as news releases, fact sheets, videos, PowerPoint presentations, graphics, and other types of materials; interacting with executives and the board of directors; representing the Water Authority in meetings with public officials and agencies, business, industry and community leaders, and members of the media; conducting sensitive outreach with stakeholders impacted by the construction and operation of Water Authority facilities; managing professional services contracts; coordinating special events; managing website, social media and graphic services; and performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Public Affairs Representative I is the entry-level class in the Water Authority’s professional Public Affairs Representative series. Public Affairs Representative II is distinguished from a Public Affairs Representative I in that the latter does not manage contracts or consultants and the Public Affairs Representative II has demonstrated greater responsibility and advanced proficiencies in a minimum of two of the five specialized areas of Public Affairs.

Public Affairs Representative II is the skilled, journey-level classification in the professional Public Affairs Representative series. Public Affairs Representative II is alternately staffed with Public Affairs Representative I, which is the entry-level classification in the series. Public Affairs Representative II is distinguished from Public Affairs Representative I in that the former manages contracts and consultants and has demonstrated greater responsibilities and advanced proficiencies in at least two of the specialized areas in the class.

Representative Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class.

  • Work with Public Affairs team to understand objectives and build tactics to meet those objectives using targeted digital communications
  • Ensure website, email, social, and other digital content is engaging, effective and builds brand reputation. 
  • Produce video content for social, website, and other channels. 
  • Develop, maintain, and post items to the Water Authority’s internet and intranet websites, including new website pages, meeting agendas for the board of directors, directors’ biographies, environmental and planning documents and collateral materials.
  • Maintain website analytics, metrics and make recommendations to improve user experience
  • Make recommendations to optimize site for mobile
  • Ensure high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and website design best practices
  • Plan, develop, and implement email campaigns for target audiences
  • Monitor the performance of ongoing emails to identify areas of improvement and draw conclusions that help optimize future campaigns
  • Collaborate with content creators to ensure the design and the layout of emails align with the brand image and guidelines
  • Maintain a database of potential leads and segregate contacts into different mailing lists
  • Monitor, track, and report campaign progress via automated tools, such as Quorum
  • Manage Water Authority social media accounts. Generate, edit, publish, and share daily content (original text, video, images, photos, graphics) that build meaningful connections with target audiences.
  • Assist in building and executing social media strategy through competitive research, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification.
  • Manages the social media budget, promotions and campaigns. 
  • Create and manage social media calendar, including identifying annual micro-campaigns
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing social media and website metrics and best practices.
  • Supports other Public Affairs positions, as appropriate; strategizes and collaborates with others in the department and throughout the organization on implementation of Web 2.0 and social networking strategies

For further details regarding the duties, responsibilities, and qualification guidelines, please click on the following link: Public Affairs Representative I / Public Affairs Representative II

Optional Hybrid Work Schedule:

The Water Authority has embraced a hybrid work schedule to offer employees flexibility and work-life balance.  An option to telework up to 3 days per week and work onsite 2 days per week is available for this position. Employees authorized to telework must be able to report to Water Authority facilities as needed, depending on the operational needs of the department and/or area of assignment. Additionally, employees assigned to work at the Kearny Mesa office work a 9/80 schedule, where the entire facility is closed every other Friday.  

Qualification Guidelines

The qualification guidelines generally describe the knowledge and ability required to enter the job in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Public Affairs Representative I
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, public administration or a related field, supplemented by two years of progressively responsible professional experience in the public affairs specialty areas of government, community relations and CIP outreach, media relations, web site management, and graphic services similar to those administered by the Water Authority.

Public Affairs Representative II
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, public administration or a closely related field supplemented by four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the public affairs specialty areas of government, community relations and CIP outreach, media relations, social media and new media communications, web site management, and graphic services similar to those administered by the Water Authority. This includes responsibility for writing, editing, making oral and PowerPoint presentations, interacting with the public on sensitive matters, planning special events, website and graphic services training or experience, or an equivalent combination thereof for the following areas:

Media Relations and Coordination:
A thorough understanding of all aspects of media relations, social media and multimedia production; possess existing relationships with media executives, editors and reporters and ability to expand on those relationships; knowledge of AP Style; experience with serving as spokesperson for an organization, writing news releases, managing new media and social media channels, managing or producing videos and multimedia content, and organizing news conferences. Possess strong oral and written communications skills. Possess current knowledge of effectively using Web 2.0 technologies, including video for the web. Experience working with a web content management system. Experience using web multimedia and photo/video editing programs. Understanding of HTML, CSS, Web, Drupal, or other scripting language is desirable.
 
Website and Social Media Management:
A thorough understanding of web site intranet and internet management, Web 2.0 and social media platforms. Experience with website file management, HTML programming, Dreamweaver web editing or other web editing software, file transfer protocol (FTP), Paintshop Pro 7 or PhotoShop image editing, digital image management, cascading style sheets, and basic Javascript programming. Strong oral and written communications skills. Understanding of HTML, CSS, Web, Drupal, or other scripting language is desirable.

Community Relations and CIP Outreach:
Community Relations – A thorough understanding of community relations techniques through training and experience or a combination thereof; possess an existing network of relationships with business, industry and community leaders and ability to expand on those relationships; experience serving as a spokesperson for an organization, coordinating speakers bureau, and event planning. Strong personal, oral and written communications skills.
 
Capital Improvement Program Outreach – A thorough understanding of community relations techniques through training and experience or a combination thereof; experience with outreach in areas dealing with construction or other sensitive community issues that require patience, logic, and negotiating skills. Strong personal, oral and written communications skills and event planning.

License and Certifications
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Water Authority’s Vehicle Insurance Policy.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, please submit an employment application and supplemental questionnaire by Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application and supplemental questionnaire. 

All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be evaluated in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. The selection process may consist of an appraisal interview, writing exercise, and/or other appropriate screening devices. 

To ensure timely and successful navigation, please consider applying early if you are new to the governmentjobs.com application system. For technical assistance with the online application system, please review the Government Jobs online application guide, or contact their toll-free applicant support line at (855) 524-5627. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Patricia Duran, Human Resources Analyst, at (858) 522-6663. 

The San Diego County Water Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy status), gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability (whether perceived or actual), ancestry, military or veteran status, citizenship status, medical condition, and/or national origin. 

The San Diego County Water Authority welcomes veterans or transitioning military. If you have questions whether your Military Occupational Specialties or rating qualifies you for a job opening, please visit TIPS & RESOURCES FOR VETERANS APPLYING FOR JOBS IN WATER, on the Water Authority’s regional workforce development website, SanDiegoWaterWorks.org 

Should you have any questions regarding the recruitment process or require accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Patricia Duran, Human Resources Analyst, at (858) 522-6663. 

More information

Minimum 3-5 Years of Experience Required

Check all that apply for your next dream job:

  • I crave variety. I want to work with a mix of nonprofits/social justice, real estate, hospitality, professional services, museums and attractions.
  • Culture matters to me. I need a work culture that inspires hard work and creativity. I want long-lasting clients who value what I do and are excited by new ideas.
  • I want to do a little bit of everything – media relations, social media marketing, advertising (traditional and digital), copywriting, award and speaking coordination – call me a renaissance PR pro!
  • I want to work in-person or in a hybrid work environment where I can collaborate with co-workers. I want to be mentored and motivated daily.

If the above is what you’re looking for, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Strategist + Doer: You get the media to swipe right. You’ve also had experience with integrated marketing, project management, writing, social media strategy, creative services, event coordination and crisis communications.
  • Multitasker: If someone sends you a message with five questions, you answer them all and quickly. Your high school binder had all the color-coded tabs, and you’re adept at juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Constant Communicator: You know how to talk to and get responses from clients, the media and stakeholders, whether you’re picking up the phone, sending an email or typing up a text.  
  • Creative Writer: Your written communications are strong and strategic on any subject – and your loyalty to the AP Stylebook is unwavering. Your cover letter for this job will be as witty and clever as you are.
  • News Junkie: The newspapers, magazines and online outlets you read are physically or digitally dog-eared, filled with Post-It notes to inspire future campaigns.
  • Good Vibes Only: You take your work seriously, but also maintain a good dose of humor. (If you don’t like “The Office,” you may not be allowed to work here ….)

Prior agency experience (or an equally fast-paced work environment) preferred. Cision, Critical Mention media database and Canva knowledge a plus.

The benefits: JWC has been recognized on Forbes’ Best PR Agencies List and received Business for Good’s “Employer of the Year” Award. The San Diego PR agency offers competitive pay, full health coverage, a 401(k), profit sharing, and flexible, hybrid work in a historic Mills Act Victorian home, right outside East Village in Sherman Heights.

Ready to join Team JWC? Please send a cover letter, résumé and desired salary to pr@jwalcher.com.

Visit us at: jwalcher.com, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok.

Love nature? Then you’re going to love The Nat.

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a Science Communications Manager who will bolster our mission to preserve nature and biodiversity in this amazing place we call home.

This position is part of our strategic plan to serve as a leader in regional conservation. The role will help raise awareness of the museum’s research, programs, and mission to connect people with nature in our region. This person will work across many communication channels, with a primary focus on PR, social media, and blog/website.

Part publicist, part marketing strategist, part science writer, the Science Communications Manager will manage media announcements around scientific discoveries, educational programs, and exhibit openings; develop social media campaigns centered around research, collections, community science, and nature phenomena; and develop and implement marketing plans for science-centric programs and events.

This is a mid-level role that is a key part of the museum’s content/PR team.

Your Day-to-Day Work

  • Assist with development of annual content strategy and identify opportunities for museum-wide communications campaigns and news stories.
  • Take complex concepts and develop them into accessible and compelling stories across a variety of media and platforms, including but not limited to blogs, web pages, enewsletters, social media posts, videos, and media pitches.
  • Generate media coverage for the museum’s research, programs, and exhibits by developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key science and lifestyle reporters, writing press materials, pitching media, and serving as a media liaison.
  • Write and project-manage an email newsletter focused on outdoor programs and science news.
  • Plan and execute communications and marketing plans for outdoor programs and science events like the City Nature Challenge, Canyoneer hikes, and the State of Biodiversity Symposium.
  • Serve as a key part of the Museum’s editorial team; assist with writing institutional materials like brochures and annual report stories and help copy edit materials written by other departments (fundraising appeals, exhibit scripts, etc.).
  • Occasionally report from the field with our scientists to tell unique stories about our research and to gather multimedia (photos and video footage) for various uses.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and report on multiple projects, often under tight time constraints.
  • Other projects as assigned/required.

What You Bring

You’ll need to be adept at taking complex scientific concepts and making them accessible to diverse audiences with varying levels of knowledge about natural history. You’ll love to dig deep, ask questions, look past the obvious, and find new ways to engage and connect with people and stimulate their curiosity, because that’s at the core of what we do. You’ll be a science pro with great communications chops, or a fabulous communicator/marketer with a robust understanding of science.

  • Superior creative writing and storytelling skills, with a mastery of AP style; demonstrated success in writing materials that are equally compelling in long formats (e.g. a press release or blog) as they are in short formats (e.g. an Instagram post or short video).
  • 2+ years of experience in science communications, environmental education, outreach, or a related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of our region’s unique biodiversity, wildlife conservation, and local environmental organizations.
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms, trends, and opportunities.
  • Experience developing and publishing web content using CMS systems and email marketing platforms; UI/UX knowledge and video editing experience a plus.Adept at Microsoft Office suite.
  • Collegial and able to communicate clearly, concisely, and diplomatically in written and spoken language with a wide range of people.
  • Able to prioritize, manage-up, and adhere to deadlines and keep track of multiple projects simultaneously, toggling between big picture strategic work and smaller projects with quick turnarounds. 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (e.g., B.S. in biology, environmental science, or geological sciences, or B.A. in communications, journalism, or marketing), or equivalent experience
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus in order to connect with our region’s diverse communities and our numerous colleagues on the Baja California Peninsula.

The Science Communications Manager will report to the Senior Director of Communications & Exhibits, collaborate closely with the Digital Communications Manager, and liaise with many internal departments, including Research, Education and Engagement, and Philanthropy.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits such as health insurance, vacation, 14 paid holidays, free admission into all of Balboa Park’s museums, and more. Salary starts at $27/hour ($56,160 annually), commensurate with experience.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample that highlights relevant skills to rhandelsman@sdnhm.org.

A little more about us.

The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) was founded by amateur naturalists in 1874 and has played a major role in the conversation of our region. Having recently completed a strategic plan, The Nat is looking forward to an exciting new era as it approaches its 150th anniversary. We are evermore focused on innovative audience engagement and a strengthened role in conservation.

Location: San Diego, CA

Hours: Full time (with nights and weekends as needed)

Compensation: $65,000

Care about the environment and want to make a difference? You could be part of a team of international experts working around the globe to manage, protect, and restore the world’s oceans. The Waitt Institute works to support sustainable ocean management working closely with governments, communities, local stakeholders, and nonprofits in 8 countries around the globe. 

The Waitt Institute seeks an organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated individual to help coordinate our communications efforts across our programs including writing communications materials, developing content, and evaluating the success of communications efforts. You will primarily work under the guidance of the Communications Director and provide support to the communications team to implement communications and engagement strategies and campaigns across the Waitt Institute’s portfolio of programs. This role will involve close collaboration with international partners and programs. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and has the flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities. The position may include international travel to program countries or international conferences.

As a global team, the Waitt Institute is committed to being diverse, culturally competent, and inclusive. We recognize that these core values enable our success and we seek to employ talented advocates for the ocean and coastal communities. All applicants are welcome.

The Waitt Institute is a team of international experts working around the globe to protect the world’s oceans and support coastal communities. The Institute is working with 10+ national and territorial governments to create sustainable ocean plans to help improve local livelihoods and economies while safeguarding marine life and ecosystems.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and edit communications materials, including but not limited to, press releases, social media copy, blog posts, newsletters, web content, project briefs, project reports, and more
  • Develop content for collateral materials such as presentations, fact sheets and FAQs
  • Support development and implementation of communications plans and strategies to reach diverse audiences
  • Develop structures for improving efficiency within communications efforts
  • Copyedit, write, and develop concept notes
  • Monitor and track key metrics and analytics
  • Produce reports and presentations evaluating the success of communications campaigns and strategies
  • Organize information, contracts, and media
  • Support planning and logistics for international campaigns, travel, events, and conferences

Professional Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience with demonstrated expertise in supporting communications programs
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills 
  • Organized and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time and project management skills with ability to meet deadlines
  • Reliable, responsive, adaptable, and comfortable working across time zones
  • Bachelor’s degree (Graduate degree preferred) or equivalent in Communications, Public Relations, Environmental Studies, or similar fields
  • Experience using project management software such as Asana, Slack, Google Suite and Dropbox
  • Experience with media monitoring tools such as Cision, Meltwater or Muckrack
  • Understanding of ocean/environmental issues and solutions

Personal Attributes

  • Loves efficiency and keeping projects on track
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and ability to multitask
  • Communicative, team player, and transparent
  • Adaptable and interested in working with different countries and cultures
  • Able to strategically and creatively solve problems
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

Company Benefits

Unlimited Paid Time Off | Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision options | Health Savings Account | 401(k) match up to 6%

Apply here: https://waittfoundation.applytojob.com/apply/N6sPlnaycf/Communications-Fellow

Visit www.waittinstitute.org for more information.

Salary

$65,000.00 – $75,000.00 Annually

Location 

County of San Diego, CA

Job Type

Regular – Full time

Remote Employment

Flexible/Hybrid

Job Number

23037310UCS

Department

Board/Supervisors Dist 3

Opening Date

10/23/2023

Closing Date

Continuous

TERRA LAWSON-REMER

SUPERVISOR, THIRD DISTRICT

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

The Office of County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer is seeking applicants to fill the role of Communications Specialist. This position will be part of a team of communication professionals. The purpose of the team is to connect with and provide information to County residents – through digital platforms, traditional media and community engagement activities – about the progress Supervisor Lawson-Remer and the County of San Diego are making in the fight to protect our beaches and coastlines from pollution, tackling homelessness with real solutions, addressing our region’s mental illness and addiction crises, combating rising rents and home costs, and protecting our kids and communities from fentanyl.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-6 years’ experience in public relations, digital media, political, public agency, nonprofit, or grassroots communications, organizing, and branding or equivalent fields.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, own and advance projects independently, while knowing when to pull in resources and support as appropriate.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Have values that align with those of Supervisor Lawson-Remer. To learn more about the Supervisor’s priorities of our County, visit www.SupervisorTerraLawsonRemer.com.
  • Strong writing and technical skills for producing either graphic or written content, such as photos, videos, emails, social media captions, speeches, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail and proof-reading skills
  • Creativity, adaptability, and excitement to leverage new opportunities and platforms for communications.
  • Interested in making government work better for residents and working for an elected office focused on making our region a place where everyone thrives.
  • Undergraduate degree

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES

  • Experience in both digital and traditional media, including:
  • Developing and disseminating organic multimedia content across multiple channels (e.g., Facebook, X, Threads, Instagram, YouTube, E-Newsletters, Websites),
  • Video recording and editing (camera and phone) and managing audio/visual equipment, and photography (camera and phone),
  • Designing graphics for use on social media and to promote community events,
  • Developing and executing strategies for social media and maintaining a weekly calendar
  • Experience compiling daily press clips.
  • Significant experience using design programs such as Canva, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, etc.
  • Adept use of Microsoft Office Suite/Adobe software (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Experience writing for online (captions, text for graphics) and journalism (press releases) audiences.
  • Drafting talking points, press releases, blog posts, news advisories, etc.
  • Planning and executing press conferences, and community events.
  • Experience withs grow social media following and increasing engagement.
  • Capable of measuring analytics for social media, earned media and using the information to guide strategic decisions.
  • Spanish speaker and writer (not required)

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • $65,000 – $70,000 annual salary.
  • Benefits include Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Defined Benefit Pension Plan Transit Pass Voucher, Vacation, and Sick Leave.
  • Hybrid office schedule.

Qualified Applicants should submit their email cover letter, portfolio, and resume with “Communications Specialist” in the email subject line to James.Canning@sdcounty.ca.gov.  

Please click here to view the complete job description for this position. 

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The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority. 

Seeking senior pr and marketing whiz with established connections in food, lifestyle and hospitality. Must reside in San Diego, CA or have plans to relocate.

PlainClarity, a boutique public relations firm with a 15-year roster of remarkable clients, and specializing in culinary/hospitality and lifestyle pr, marketing and social, seeks an engaging and creative senior pr and marketing whiz. The culture at PlainClarity is progressive and welcoming. Join a team of tenacious storytellers who are resourceful like journalists and have the grit of publicists. Competitive benefits and flexible PTO.

You are (what you bring to the table)…

  • Extremely creative and enjoy working in an autonomous environment
  • A fantastic writer and connector who instantly puts people at ease. You form relationships quickly, are authentic, confident, abundantly detail-oriented and trustworthy. You’re resourceful and committed.
  • A whiz at finding and leveraging trends for clients. If there’s a story that has yet to be unearthed, you’re on it. Clients LOVE you for this. You’re like a walking surprise party.
  • The kind of person who makes it happen. You can figure out most anything, and enjoy being trusted to do the work without someone breathing over your neck.
  • Well-connected in food, lifestyle and hospitality: press, influencers, etc. (3+ years experience)
  • A social media whiz and can execute team strategy, secure editorial and influencer placements, create outstanding content and manage events.
  • Super successful at anticipating needs and assessing the future impact (positive and negative) of decisions.
  • Exceptional at researching; you know how to find and leverage trends, enjoy sharing new ideas and are successful at securing stories with local and national press and influencers.
  • Resourceful, committed.
  • An eternal connector.
  • A helluva writer.
  • Extra points for being wickedly witty.

You’ll be (how you’ll make an impact):

  • Driving client initiatives.
  • Engaging in social media.
  • Recommending and implementing uncommon, creative tactics that improve the public’s perception of clients.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with press, bloggers and key tastemakers. You love people, so this comes naturally!
  • Keeping up on trends.
  • Effectively creating and pitching stories.
  • Managing tv segments, photoshoots and other work in the field. This sometimes involves eating delicious food and sipping refreshing libations.
  • Rewarded with the perks of PlainClarity life, including flexible PTO / retirement / health and eating delicious food.
  • Into working with people who promote growth and care about your success and well-being.

Apply: Email cover letter, resume and writing sample. Kindly answer the following in your cover letter:

If you had to eat as much food as possible in a food eating contest, what one food or dish would you choose? Also, why will we love you?

Said any of these things to yourself recently?

  • “I hate being bored. I want to work on a variety of projects – it keeps life interesting! I want to do work that matters and have fun doing it.”

FACT: Brushing off flash and fluff in favor of style and substance, J. Walcher Communications (JWC) is a boutique PR and marketing agency known for its diverse and stellar client base, including in nonprofits/social justice, real estate, hospitality, professional services, museums and attractions, and more.

  • “I want to work somewhere known for being a good/best place to work – solid work culture, happy clients, happy co-workers.”

FACT: Celebrating 22 years in business, JWC is proud to tout one of the longest staff retention rates in San Diego’s agency world and many long-tenured clients. We’ve been recognized on Forbes’ Best PR Agencies List and received Business for Good’s “Employer of the Year” in 2022.

  • “My ideal workplace would be one where I have an inspired office space, but also the flexibility to work remotely.”

FACT: JWC’s office is a historic Mills Act Victorian home, right outside East Village in Sherman Heights, where co-workers regularly chat and brainstorm with each other while ordering way too much DoorDash. This flexible, hybrid work environment is also pet friendly (meet Ralph!).

If the above is what you’re looking for, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Strategist + Doer: You get the media to swipe right. You’re also well-versed in integrated marketing, project management, writing, social media strategy, and event coordination.
  • Multitasker: If someone sends you a message with five questions, you answer them all and quickly. Your high school binder had all the color-coded tabs, and you’re adept at juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Constant Communicator: You know how to talk to and elicit responses from clients, the media and stakeholders, whether you’re picking up the phone, sending an email or shooting off a text.  
  • Creative Writer: Your written communications are strong and strategic on any subject – and your loyalty to the AP Stylebook is unwavering. Your cover letter for this job will be as witty and clever as you are.
  • News Junkie: The newspapers, magazines and online outlets you read are physically or digitally dog-eared, filled with Post-It notes to inspire future campaigns.
  • Good Vibes Only: You take your work seriously, but also maintain a good dose of humor (if you don’t like “The Office,” you may not be allowed to work here …).

Prior agency experience highly preferred. Adobe Photoshop, Cision and Critical Mention media database knowledge a plus.

The benefits: JWC offers competitive pay, full health coverage, a 401(k) and profit sharing. 

Ready to join Team JWC? Please send a cover letter, résumé and desired salary to Jean Walcher at jean@jwalcher.com.  

Visit us at: jwalcher.com, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok.

Job Title: Communications Coordinator

Reports to: Communications Director

Job Summary 

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Chamber & LEAD San Diego’s overall communications efforts with a primary focus on social media, e-newsletters, website, and general correspondence. Assists with and coordinates various aspects of Marketing, Communications, and Events related activities including email marketing, social media, landing page design, regular website updates, content creation, web design, media relations, guest registration, customer service, etc. Collaborates with others in the organization to achieve brand consistency, coordination of messages, and the highest standards for external communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating, designing, & implementing appealing and creative social media campaigns and the day-to-day management of the company’s social media properties. Including reels, photography, story overlays with Chamber/LEAD branding, and post copy.
  • Work closely with the Directors of Communications, Membership, and Chamber affiliate LEAD San Diego, to define objectives for brand awareness, lead generation, and conversions
  • Manage creation/writing, production, and distribution of online communications and social media to support marketing of Chamber and LEAD events and programs including approximately four e-newsletters per month ranging in topic from events promotion to public policy updates
  • Manage, monitor, and execute day-to-day social media campaigns across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.
  • Design overlays and lower thirds for live streaming content. Help produce webinars using Streamyard streaming software.
  • Assist with the production and management of Policy Minute podcast-related social media content and promotional materials.
  • Provide real-time social media content creation during Chamber and LEAD events
  • Utilize social media budget to implement PPC advertising, A/B testing and create reports on performance and ROI
  • Work with communications team and other departments to update and maintain all aspects of Chamber website, including website advertising programs
  • Assist in the creation and management of digital marketing & communications calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns.
  • Working with Comms team, plan and execute annual Get Fit 30-Day Challenge. Recruit members for special offers and weekly Get Fit Webinars. Produce/Host weekly online challenges. Update and monitor MoveSpring application.
  • Create and edit content for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and coordinate SEO projects including keyword research, technical audits, link building, onsite content creation, and offsite SEO strategy
  • Use Salesforce, Google Analytics, Critical Mention (media monitoring software), Hootsuite, etc. to measure and report performance of all digital marketing and communications activities through real-time dashboards and regular reports
  • Produce promotional and marketing materials for Chamber & LEAD programs and initiatives such as event landing pages, flyers, committee/group web pages, sponsorship packages, and other marketing materials
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies
  • Support Communications Director in tasks including (but not limited to) coordinating media events, drafting talking points and press releases, creating communications dashboards for Management Council & Board meetings
  • Support Marketing & Events team with event support, event marketing (before/during/after) & promotion, and assisting with event troubleshooting
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, Journalism, Communications, or related fields strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough technical knowledge and understanding of social media management, metrics and tracking, as well as expertise in engagement across all social platforms
  • Experience utilizing social media as a marketing medium strongly preferred
  • Web publishing experience
  • Ability to write HTML code a plus
  • Experience managing communications through website planning, management and production
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), publishing and design software (Canva, Photoshop, Publisher, InDesign), streaming software (Steamyard), audio/video editing software (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Garage Band), web platform (WordPress), email marketing platform (MailChimp), and CRM database similar to Salesforce.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and professionalism in dealing with staff, vendors, customers, and the public.
  • Ability to write solicitation letters, invitations, marketing materials and business correspondence.
  • Ability to proofread all printed and electronic material (fliers, invitations, etc.).
  • Strong project and time management skills to meet event and production deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to effectively work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment.

Resumes should be sent to dstafford@sdchamber.org.

This is a hybrid position – both onsite in Kearny Mesa (San Diego County) and remote work.

***Please submit a minimum of two writing samples with your application

What You Will Do

The Development Officer, Digital Content is responsible for writing and producing a wide variety of compelling content for marketing materials across numerous media channels (e.g. website, Sharp online newsroom, newsletters, social media, email marketing, video). This position will serve as the primary website author and content developer for the Foundations of Sharp HealthCare, managing the online presence for both public and internal sites. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1.) Creating and writing news letters and new content in an appealing manner 2.) Producing or sourcing images and creative assets, preferably through technical abilities in photographic equipment and photo/design editing software 3.) Managing web projects and formatting a variety of online communications for websites, content management systems and other digital platforms 4.) Liaising with donors, Foundation staff and internal departments to support editorial calendars, content production and provide website assistance

Required Qualifications

  • Please submit a minimum of two writing samples with your application
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience writing and editing compelling content across diverse channels; passionate about creating interesting stories.
  • Experience crafting themes to meet organizational goals via digital presence, publications, and information distribution.
  • Experience gathering information for stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Experience with CMS platforms, website design and management; HTML skills a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 Years Writer, Communications Specialist, Digital Content Specialist or Digital Marketing Producer.
  • Experience with photography and technical application, graphic design, and concepts of videography.

Essential Functions

Daily Operations

  • Writes and produces a wide variety of compelling content for marketing materials across numerous media channels (e.g. website, Sharp online newsroom, newsletters, social media, email marketing, video).
  • Serves as primary web author and editor.
  • Manages various website and digital content platforms for the Foundations of Sharp HealthCare, with an emphasis on crafting and disseminating original content in a thoughtful and engaging way.

Quality

  • Produces high-quality imagery and photographs to accompany materials.
  • Performs technical work, including digital design concepts, various media, and applications.

Communication

  • Liaises with donors, Foundation staff and internal departments to meet department objectives.
  • Handles communications and marketing project tracking and coordination.
  • Leads the quarterly organization of the Foundations’ communication and appeals calendar, coordinating a department-wide approach to streamline communications.

Strategy

  • Under general direction, synthesizes communication objectives into digital content and marketing collateral.
  • Monitors performance and creates reports detailing the successes and failures of communications.
  • Together, with the Senior Development Officer, Communications and Digital Strategy, identifies additional opportunities for donor engagement through content marketing.

Other Duties

  • Manages Foundations’ general inbox email.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of technical communication aspects and requirements of various venues, and most appropriate and effective applications.
  • Proven knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.
  • Thorough research and fact verification skills.
  • Understanding of technical aspects of web applications, including database-driven functionalities, general web functionality.
  • Team oriented with strong interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
  • Superior attention to detail, time management and organizational skills; ability to effectively manage competing priorities, heavy workloads, and rapidly changing business environments.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.

Hourly Pay Range (Minimum – Midpoint – Maximum):

$33.946 – $43.802 – $53.657

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class.

Contact Information

Michel Fuenzalida

858.499.5221

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Sharp HealthCare

Michel.Fuenzalida@sharp.com

About Francis Parker School:

Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1315 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.” Francis Parker School has two campuses in close proximity. One in Mission Hills (Lower School JK-5), and a second in Linda Vista (Middle and Upper School 6-8 and 9-12, respectively).

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Head of Marketing and Communications, the Communications and Athletics Information Specialist (CAIS) serves as an integral part of the School’s communications team, responsible for ensuring consistent coverage and promotion of all athletic teams and activities at each level to ensure effective and consistent communications with our internal and external communities. The CAIS is responsible for creating communications initiatives that are effective, consistent, aesthetically pleasing, and brand affirming. The CAIS will work hands-on with the School’s websites, social media, magazine, email, and other modes of communication to accomplish these goals.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Communications
    • Works with the Head of Marketing and Communications and Athletic Director to execute an established athletics content plan.
    • Writes and distributes athletics news updates daily.
    • Creates compelling content for a variety of platforms including the School’s website, social media, email, magazine, and more.
    • Produces printed publications such as seasonal brochures and visiting team guides.
    • Copyedits, proofreads, and revises communications to ensure accuracy and quality.
    • Maintains strong relationships with the coaches and managers of each athletics team.
    • Maintains strong relationships with local and regional sports news media.
    • Curates historical information such as team histories, photos, statistics, and related information.
    • Works with the Alumni Office to support the Athletics Hall of Fame archives and awardees.
    • Oversees promotion and media strategy for Lancers at the Next Level.
  • Athletics Website
    • Oversees, manages, and edits the Athletics website to ensure accuracy and relevance.
    • Creates and posts content including but not limited to team rosters, schedules, results, and news
  • Social Media
    • Oversees the Athletics social media channels to build engagement and share timely information.
    • Creates and posts content including but not limited to game announcements, photos, and results.
    • Creates and posts graphics, videos, and written content to advertise and market the activities of the School’s athletics programs.
  • Photography and Video
    • Coordinates seasonal sports media days to ensure team and individual photos of all players.
    • Coordinates photo and video coverage, including live-streaming, of games, matches, and meets for all sports.
    • Takes photos at games, matches, and meets for all sports.
    • Archives and catalogs athletic player and sports photos during the year.
  • Branding
    • Stewards the School’s editorial and brand standards by ensuring consistency and visual integrity on all communications.
    • Ensures brand standards are followed for all teams.
    • Revises communications from multiple departments to ensure alignment with the School’s brand guidelines.
  • Crisis Communications
    • Assist the Head of Marketing and Communications during any and all crisis communications activities.
    • Participate in reputation management and media monitoring.
    • Participate in crisis communications response and support.
  • Administrative
    • Act as a liaison with third-party vendors and assist in managing those relationships.
    • Share administrative duties with other team members.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area.
  • Related experience and/or equivalent experience and training.
  • Solid knowledge of communications principles, concepts, strategies, and best practices.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Current knowledge of social media platforms and current communications technology with the ability to demonstrate best practices.
  • Proven project management skills and ability to drive a project from concept to completion.
  • Experience with managing or updating websites.
  • Ability to work well within a team and with other groups within the School.
  • Ability to analyze data from campaigns and be able to draw insights with actionable recommendations based on the analysis.
  • Experience collaborating/working with outside organizations.
  • Acute attention to detail, accuracy, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize workflow.
  • Highly motivated, productive, and deadline-oriented.
  • Good judgment, tact, diplomacy, and ability to guard confidentiality.

Skilled in the use of:

  • AP Style
  • Google products such as Gmail, Drive, Docs, Slides, and Sheets
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Blackbaud OnProduct software
  • Adobe software including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and others
  • Content management systems such as WordPress
  • Social media monitoring software
  • Working knowledge of HTML

Salary and Benefits:

Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.

Pay Range: $25 – $30 per hour, based on experience.

Non-Discrimination:

Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, creed, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Application Process:

If interested in the position, please fill out the electronic Francis Parker School Employment Application HERE. You will need to upload the following documents during this process: a cover letter, resume and portfolio of work.

If you CANNOT or DO NOT wish to submit your application through the link above, a cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application should be submitted electronically to:

Lori Biggs, Head Marketing and Communications commjobs@francisparker.org

Please find the PDF of our employment application here: find it here.

Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line.

https://www.francisparker.org/about-us-/employmen

Seeking senior publicist and marketing whiz with established connections in food, lifestyle and hospitality. Full-time position.

PlainClarity, a boutique public relations firm with a 15-year roster of remarkable clients, and specializing in culinary/hospitality and lifestyle pr, marketing and social, seeks an engaging and creative senior pr and marketing whiz. The culture at PlainClarity is progressive and welcoming. Join a team of tenacious storytellers who think like journalists and have the grit of publicists.

You are (what you bring to the table)…

  • Extremely creative and enjoy working in an autonomous, yet supportive, environment.

  • A fantastic writer and connector who instantly puts people at ease. You form relationships quickly, are authentic, confident, abundantly detail-oriented and trustworthy. You’re resourceful and committed. 

  • A whiz at finding and leveraging trends for clients. If there’s a story that has yet to be unearthed, you’re on it. Clients LOVE you for this. You’re like a walking surprise party.

  • The kind of person who makes it happen. You can figure out most anything, and enjoy being trusted to do the work without someone breathing over your neck. 

  • Well-connected in food, lifestyle and hospitality: press, influencers, etc. (3+ years experience)

  • A social media whiz and can execute team strategy, secure editorial and influencer placements, create outstanding content and manage events.

  • Super successful at anticipating needs and assessing the future impact (positive and negative) of decisions.

  • Exceptional at researching; you know how to find and leverage trends, enjoy sharing new ideas and are successful at securing stories with local and national press and influencers. 

  • A helluva writer.

  • Extra points for being wickedly witty.

You’ll be (how you’ll make an impact):

  • Driving client initiatives.

  • Engaging in some social media.

  • Recommending and implementing uncommon, creative tactics that improve the public’s perception of clients.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with press, bloggers and key tastemakers. You love people, so this comes naturally!

  • Keeping up on trends.

  • Effectively creating and pitching stories.

  • Managing tv segments, photoshoots and other work in the field. This sometimes involves eating delicious food and sipping refreshing libations.

  • Rewarded with the perks of PlainClarity life, including flexible PTO / retirement / health and eating delicious food.

  • Into working with people who promote growth and care about your success and well-being.

Apply: Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to hello[at]plainclarity[dot]com.

Kindly answer the following in your cover letter: if you had to eat as much food as possible in a food eating contest, what one food or dish would you choose? Also, why will we love you? Salary commensurate with experience.

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