Position: Communications & Public Relations Manager

Classification: FTE, Exempt

Reports to: Director of Communications


The Communications & Public Relations Manager is responsible for all aspect of media relations, event planning, and managing, editing and writing for Chamber communications channels.  This includes an enterprise Intranet, e-newsletter Inside Business; and internal news channel, FGCC News.


  • Develop PR campaigns, and initiatives to promote Chamber programs and services
  • Develop PR campaigns and initiatives to improve public perception of Flint and Genesee County
  • Manage all aspects of media relations
  • Pitch stories to the media
  • Write press releases, media advisories, fact sheets and other press materials
  • Integrate social media strategies into PR campaigns
  • Manage, edit and write newsletters and other company materials
  • Develop key messages and talking points
  • Prep organization spokespeople
  • Respond to information inquiries from the media and the general public
  • Serve on the Public Policy staff committee and manage related communications
  • Build/maintain working relationships with local and municipal officials.
  • Coordinate and promote the Chamber’s Speakers Bureau
  • Participate in the planning and execution of the enterprise Intranet
  • Contribute to internal communications planning and delivery
  • Participate in department budget planning.


  • Assist other department staff with the creation and execution of the FGCC events
  • Assist with photography and videography needs for FGCC projects and events
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications and the COO.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or related field and/or three to five years of direct experience.
  2. Strong writing skills with experience in journalistic style, speech writing.
  3. Strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills, good business acumen; strong organizational and project management skills; sound judgment, initiative, flexibility, and detail-oriented.
  4. Ability to work well with diverse groups at all levels.
  5. Intermediate knowledge and skill with technology, including but not limited to personal computers, desktop or electronic publishing systems, scanners, and other electronic communication equipment
  6. Intermediate knowledge and skill with graphic design, page layout, and multimedia software
  7. Intermediate knowledge and skill with interactive technologies of the Web
  8. Intermediate skill with Microsoft Office and other related applications.
  9. Ability to adhere to priorities, meet multiple deadlines and effectively present and explain complex information.

 Salary:  Commensurate with applicant’s experience

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Wanda Twitty, Director of Human Resources for the Chamber, at wtwitty@flintandgenesee.org or fax to (810) 600-4062 by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Date:      Revised: Nov. 17, 2014