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DHEC Internal Communications Director

Posted 8/7/17

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Internal Communications Director will work with leaders and colleagues across the agency to develop and implement communication strategies that inform, engage, and inspire employees of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). Designs and executes measurable communications strategies that promote employee awareness, engagement, and understanding of organizational strategy, priorities, values, and successes. Develops innovative content across internal communication channels, including for the employee portal, intranet, email campaigns, newsletters, presentations, events, and videos. Works with internal clients to develop plans to improve employee engagement and communication across the agency, and measures and evaluates the effectiveness of implemented strategies. Drafts messages, talking points, briefs, and scripts for senior executives to present to employees in spoken or written form. Provides communications and planning support on projects and events.

MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

At least a Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of professional experience in employee communications, corporate communications, or journalism.

Additional Requirements: Position requires the ability to work extended and flexible hours.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and work with subject matter experts to communicate complex technical information in a way that is relevant and compelling to various audiences.
  • Experience prioritizing workloads and meeting strict deadlines in an environment with multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

AGENCY SPECIFIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

If you meet the requirements of the position and would like to be considered, you must submit a state application online. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview. A criminal records check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the stated closing date, August 11, 2017, 11:59 PM.

 

Apply Online here Position number: 61007078


DHEC Media Relations Director

Posted 7/27/17

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Media Relations Director will report to the Chief Communications Officer and serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary communications and public affairs team. The primary duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervises the Division of Media Relations staff and serves as one of the lead public information officers for the agency and as a primary responder in the event of critical or emergency situations.
  • Coordinates and fields media inquiries for a high-volume public information office, and collaborates with agency subject matter experts to develop accurate, timely responses to media outlets. Drafts, revises and edits news releases, editorials, speeches, presentations, reports and other written materials as directed.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with reporters, editors and other representatives of the news media. Monitors local, state and national media outlets and social media for information pertinent to the agency.
  • Plans and conducts media relations training for agency leaders and subject matter experts.

MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of professional experience in print/broadcast journalism or public information dissemination.

  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills; ability to persuade and negotiate.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and work with subject matter experts to communicate complex technical information in a way that is relevant and compelling to the general public.
  • Experience prioritizing workloads and meeting strict deadlines in an environment with multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Experience writing and placing stories and editorials in electronic and print media.

Position requires the ability to work extended and flexible hours with some in-state and out-of-state travel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least five (5) years of management experience in the field of public information dissemination
  • Demonstrated on-camera interview experience
  • Experience in crisis communications planning and response

AGENCY SPECIFIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Apply Online Position number: 61007580


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