Under direction of the City Manager, the Community Relations Director performs work related to communications, public relations, and marketing. The Community Relations Director drives the development and execution of the City’s communications and public relations strategy, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance and protect the organization’s brand reputation and further its mission. This position is responsible for the development, integration and implementation for a broad range of public and media relations activities, building strong relationships with the media and other key influencers to expand the reach and impact of the City message and mission.
It is essential that the candidate has the ability to work with others who want to build a remarkable and vibrant city. A Master’s degree in Marketing, Communications Journalism or related field with seven (7) years of relevant experience and three (3) to five (5) years of progressive supervisory experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
About City of Bristol Tennessee
Like most cities in Tennessee, Bristol utilizes the council-manager form of government. Under this system, the City Council hires a professional City Manager who is responsible for implementation of City Council’s policies, as well as the daily administration and management of all City departments.
The strength of the Council-Manager form of government lies in the political leadership of the City Council combined with the strong managerial expertise of professional City Managers. The City has an annual budget of $58,377,260 and 323 full time employees, 118 part-time and seasonal.