Status: Full-time position
Location: Hobbs, NM
Job Summary: The City of Hobbs is seeking to fill the positon of a Director of Communication for their Administration office.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or a related degree required. Five to seven years of progressively responsible related marketing or public relations experience required. Master’s degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
Duties: Serves as a contact person for communication and media to the public and press in accordance with standard operating procedures and related laws. Responsible for creating and executing a media relations program for the City. Serve as official spokesperson for the City including crisis communications as directed by the City Manager. Provide communications counsel to City management and elected officials. Plans and coordinates overall media relations to enhance the City image and publish timely City information including but not limited to; press releases, press outreach, media events, media calls, videos, photography, collateral, brochures, website design and content, social media and correspondence responses on behalf of management. Ensures consistency in all aspects of communication by city departments. Assists in planning special events. Implements the City-wide social media strategy and builds online traffic and support. Plans and coordinates in conjunction with management all internal communications, messages and communication outlets. Maintains insurability and license to operate city vehicles in daily transportation throughout the city and state.
Human Resources Department
City of Hobbs
200 E. Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240