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Media and Communications Coordinator II

Requisition ID: 22085
Working Title: IT Media and Communications Coordinator
Department/Division: Communications & Information Technology - ComIT Business Center
Pay Range: G.24, $49,772.64 - $73,868.88
Starting Salary: Minimum of the Pay Range
Job Type: Full Time
Part Time Hours/Wk:
Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location: COMIT - Municipal Center
Close Date: 5/2/17

Please note that requisitions close at 12:01am on the closing date.  To ensure your application is received before the requisition closes, please submit your application the day before the listed closing date.


The City of Virginia Beach is undergoing an exciting transformation in technology. We are seeking highly-skilled, driven and self-motivated individuals who want to excel, be challenged and make a difference in our community. Individuals who join our team will be part of an IT organization that is committed to excellence and proactively delivers a dynamic and evolving set of core service and innovative technologies, that are leading edge and in high demand 24/7.

This IT Media and Communications Coordinator position will work closely with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and support the Department of Information Technology (IT) to do the following:

  • Develop/implement communication plans, public relations, marketing and media relations strategies and promotional materials for addressing complex technology issues and technology projects;

  • Work with controversial and confidential issues, situations and matters;

  • Promote programs/services/events and communicate with the public;

  • Develop positive working relationships with the news media, community leaders and citizen organizations;

  • Develop methods, programs, and opportunities to inform and involve  citizens; write news  releases, message points, annual reports, articles, advertising, how-to instructions; 

  • Create unique products for internal and external audiences;

  • Write and edit original ideas and assigned feature articles for distribution to local, regional and national newspapers, magazines and trade journals and internal newsletters and websites;

  • Create schedules and timelines for on-going media and communications material development;

  • Coordinate and manage special events;

  • Work during emergencies, disasters, and inclement weather on Alpha One status to provide accurate and timely information to the news media.

Official City Job Description

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Minimum Requirements:

Min/Special Requirements: MINIMUMS: Requires any combination of education (above high school level) and/or experience equivalent to six (6) years in fields such as public relations, communications, marketing, or journalism utilizing the required knowledge, skills and abilities. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the Citys operational status.

Additional Requirements

Pre-employment Physical: Not Required   Respirator: Not Required
Driver Alert:   CDL: Not Required


Preferences: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including SharePoint
Experience in Internet/Web-based communications.
Accreditation by the Public Relations Society of America.
Knowledge or experience working in government at the local or state level desirable.
Knowledge and experience writing and developing press releases, annual reports, employee newsletters, award entries, team collaboration sites, user-based instructions guides, and video/multimedia products.
Experience in communicating technology capabilities/change.

Special Instructions:

Special Instructions: A portfolio of work and writing examples will be required at the time of interview. Description of your work experience should include detailed descriptions of your technology-related, government-related, and web application knowledge and experience. Educational experience and knowledge may be included with your workplace experience.
  • Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete. 
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  • ​Your responses to any "Supplemental Questions", if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit. 
  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.
  • If selected for this position you will be required to submit official transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities listed on your application.

Forward your *OFFICIAL transcripts from your accredited colleges or universities to: 

Department of Human Resources 
2424 Courthouse Drive 
Municipal Center, Building 18 
Virginia Beach, VA 23456 

Current City of Virginia Beach employees who have their official transcripts from their accredited college or university in their personnel file will not have to provide another transcript to the Department of Human Resources.  

*All higher education institutions must be accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education.

VRS Contribution:  All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.  

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