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Public Relations Manager

Company: City of Charlotte
Location: Charlotte
Job Type: Full Time
Date Available: 2/24/2020

This position oversees the public relations team while working in a fast-paced, highly visible organization and leading with enthusiasm and energy. 

This position will report directly to the Communications Director, the City’s senior communications and marketing executive. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead Public Relations team & directly manage public relations staff while working successfully / collaboratively across larger communications & marketing leadership team
  • Serve as strategic communications leader for several city departments client & account manager
  • Maintain excellent relationships with city leadership & staff
  • Create & manage PR budgets / deadlines / objectives / schedules


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Critical thinker understanding departmental goals / how communications & marketing support / drive goals
  • Knowledge of Paid / Earned / Shared / Owned media strategies & channels
  • Ability to work in fast-paced & highly visible organization
  • Excellent leadership & communications skills / presentation abilities
  • Understanding & interest in current events / politics / government
  • Comfortable working in dynamic environment
  • Experience with proactive media outreach & thought leadership strategies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English / Communications / Public Relations / Marketing / Advertising / similar field
  • Eight years of experience in-house or communications agency
  • Experience managing people & teams across complex / integrated organization
  • Track record of successful coaching & managing
  • Track record of developing & executing communications strategies
  • Experience working with journalists & responding to media requests

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties 

How To Apply

Apply online at (job ID 502918)

If you need assistance completing your online application, you are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available.

Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to

Conditions of Employment: The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments. The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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