Communications Specialist

San Antonio Housing Authority, San Antonio, Texas

Date PostedJanuary 23, 2019
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Communications Specialist will support the implementation of the internal and external communications strategy of SAHA. The incumbent will be the focal point for SAHA’s social media outreach, providing guidance on strategic approaches and identifying communication tools and opportunities to support the agency’s reputation and strategic goals.  

Key work areas will include: (i) advice and support of social media outreach (60%); ii) development and implementation of an internal communication strategy (20%); and (iii) support of media relations outreach (20%).

The incumbent will report to Director of Communications and Public Affairs and may supervise interns.

The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned, as needed. These essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis and regular attendance must be maintained.

  • Serve as lead social media focal point for SAHA departments and programs through i) production and monitoring of social media communities and content; ii) liaising with departments to ensure brand consistency; iii) driving online audience engagement; iv) designing social media campaigns aligned with SAHA’s strategic goals; v) identifying and integrating new and innovative methods for achieving social media objectives including metrics.

  • Support implementation of internal communication plans, including through (i) execution of a weekly internal newsletter and other internal communications such as memos, etc.; ii) coordination of agency-wide internal events; iii) support of communication needs of agency departments.

  • Support media relations strategy through i) arranging media interaction, including interviews, briefings, press conferences, etc., with media and other relevant stakeholder groups; ii) identifying relationships with leading local, regional, national and online media; and other relevant stakeholder groups; iii) preparing external relations content for different audiences, including press releases, statements, key messages, talking points, blogs, opinion articles, and feature articles; iv) preparing media reports.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Public Policy, or relevant fields.  Alternatively, university degree in related fields combined with additional relevant professional experience can be considered

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience

  • Digital and social media experience is required

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English are required

License and Certifications:

  • Texas Class “C” driver’s license at the time of placement and be insurable by the Housing Authority’s liability and fleet insurance carrier.

  • Must have the ability to earn certifications as required by assigned tasks.


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