Public Information Coordinator Job – City of Savannah

The Savannah City Police Department is seeking a driven, detail-oriented Liaison Officer to network and promote the Savannah Police Department to the media!
We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision care, a defined contribution plan (457b), life insurance, wellness programs, vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement and much more!
Submit your application today!

The community: As America’s first planned city, Savannah boasts historic architecture, luxurious parks, and a culture of government that aims to build on its early successes to provide superior planning, infrastructure, and services to its citizens and visitors. In addition to its strengths as a city, Savannah offers a pleasant climate, nearby beaches, and a tradition of hospitality and cultural offerings. Savannah is home to a vibrant arts and culture scene that hosts more than 200 festivals each year focusing on a variety of themes, including music, food, and film. A growing Savannah music festival has gained international acclaim as artists from Savannah and around the world showcase talent in a variety of musical genres. The City is committed to promoting many festivals and special events throughout the year and is particularly known for its celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Essential job functions

Respond to public inquiries and media requests for data and statistics. Writes press releases to update the public on departmental issues and obtain public assistance on investigations. Coordinates and facilitates media interviews and press conferences to address investigations and disseminate relevant security information. Participate in the development of marketing strategies to promote the department’s recruitment and retention efforts. Maintains and updates the police department website and social media sites. Manages social media platforms and tools; works closely with the City of Savannah Public Affairs team to ensure messaging is consistent and accurate; creates content for social media that is visually appealing and highly informative; responds to social media comments and posts with accurate and timely information. Assist in developing responses to media interviews and speeches for the Chief of Police or designate for departmental events. Helps coordinate department-wide community outreach events. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications Marketing or related field with four (4) years of progressively responsible media experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with social media platforms and tools.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.

Location: Savannah Police Department -201 Habersham St.
Hours: May vary with a general schedule of 8 to 5 Monday to Friday
On duty: On-call position required to meet the needs of the service