Nov 14, 2020

Communication Specialist

  • TrulyHired
  • Hopewell, VA, USA

Job Description

** The successful candidate for this position must have a flexible schedule, outstanding communication skills and be able to meet deadlines and produce quality work.


Serves as a spokesperson for the school division and provides assistance tot he Superintendent, senior staff, principals and individual school in effective internal and external communication strategies. Creates and maintains web pages, web sites email newsletters, newsfeeds and other web or internet-based communications materials. The work of the class involves writing, editing, reviewing and modifying content for online publication and distribution.


Work is performed under diretion of the Supervisor of Balanced Calendar. The position involves no employee supervisory responsibilities, but provides training to school-based webmasters.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF CLASS: (may not include all duties performed; not all incumbents perform all essential functions delineated.)

Spokesperson for media inquireies and events

Intiates plans and orchestrates press conferences and other media events and publicize school system policies, procedures, programs, resources, initiatives and performance.

Researches, writes and disseminates original media announcements on a variety of topics and works with reporters and edictors for timely coverage in print and electronic media.

Provides leadership and assistance in the development of communication stragegies specifically designed to assist the programs and activities of the instructional department.

Updates the division and school web pages and sites with new content (blurbs, links, images, documents, etc)on a regular basis.

Plans and develops new websites for offices, departments and schools.

Creates flash presentations.


Must demonstrate an ability to handle complicated communication issues, involving multiple audiences, critical deadlines and logistical planning.

Be able to meet reasonable timelines.

Prepare and deliver critical announcements to appropriate outlets.

Respond to controversy as part of a team.

Respond to interview requests at the direction of the cabinet.

Distribute content on behalf of the division.

Create social media responses and postings.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Contact Information
  • Missy Shores
  • 103 N 12th Ave
  • Hopewell, Virginia 23860

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