Social Media Specialist

Harris County - Houston, TX (30+ days ago)3.8

The Social Media Specialist will plan and execute communication activities that will effectively deliver timely, strategic social media messages to internal and external audiences on a variety of platforms, elevating the organizational reputation and raising awareness of services of the Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO).

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for social media content on a variety of HCSO platforms, including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Next Door, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram
Develops and publishes social media content according to editorial calendars and current events
Ensures that business objectives are supported through high-quality social media communication pieces
Shoots and edits photo and video content for social media use
Plans, implements and refines digital communication strategies and tactics that will effectively deliver messages to internal and external audiences
Elevates the organizational reputation and raise awareness of service
Translates strategy and printed content into relevant digital content
Prioritizes and manages a high volume workload in a high-volume environment in order to meet deadlines
Complies with all civil services, departmental, and bureau rules, regulations, and standard operation procedures
Performs other assignments and duties as required and/or necessary

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, or related fields; and, a minimum of one (1) full year of verifiable work experience in digital communications; or,
Associate's degree in the same fields and three(3) years of verifiable work experience in digital communications; or,
High School diploma or G.E.D. and five (5) years of verifiable work experience in digital communications
Must have experience with current and emerging social media platforms
Must be highly proficient in verbal and written communications with excellent grammar, diction and punctuation
Must possess strong proofreading and editing skills with an eye for detail
Strong project and time management/organizational skills
Must be energetic, creative, and detail oriented
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
Demonstrate strong project improvement and team leadership abilities
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion
Ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff
A valid driver's license (Texas upon hire) and ability to drive a county vehicle to events or other county locations as required
Current employees may be given preferred consideration if deemed qualified.

Note: Submitting Application and Job Request Packet does not guarantee an interview.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

Bilingual in Spanish
General Information

40 Hours Per Week / Monday to Friday
Subject to Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays As Necessary

Harris County Sheriff's Office employees are exposed to confidential and law enforcement sensitive information. A thorough background investigation is required to properly evaluate the suitability of applicants for employment. It is essential that you provide accurate information in all aspects of the process. The process will end for applicants who fail to provide truthful information.

The following documents will be required for background investigation, to expedite the recruitment process make sure to upload/attach copies of these documents to your application:
Proof of citizenship or proof of authorization to work and reside in the U.S. (birth or naturalization certificate, permanent residency card)
State issued Driver's License or Identification Card
Social Security Card
Sealed copy of college transcripts
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.