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SALARY: $20.74 – $32.25 Hourly
$3,594.93 – $5,590.00 Monthly
$43,139.20 – $67,080.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/30/22
CLOSING DATE: 06/21/22 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION: Padre Dam Municipal Water District is a seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to join our Communications team.

Under general supervision, the Communications Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of entry and professional level community relations, public affairs, and media relations activities that enhance the image of Padre Dam among customers and employees, in the community, with other agencies, the water and wastewater industries, elected officials and the media.

1. Assist in the development and implementation of less complex assigned public awareness, community outreach and internal communication activities.
2. Assist in organizing special events and activities.
3. Respond to inquiries from customers and the public about conservation & other communication topics.
4. Assist with website maintenance and development as well as District’s social media sites.
5. Assists in facilitating two-way communication with Padre Dam Stakeholders, employees and the media.
6. Assists in representing Padre Dam and responds to inquires as assigned.
7. Participates in emergency response when needed which includes reporting to the Emergency Operations Center if activated.
8. Promote and coordinate the San Diego County Water Authority’s regional water conservation programs to residential and commercial customers.
9. Complete primary and secondary market research.
10. Assist in processing of purchase orders and invoices for the communications department.
11. Maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of work, including the media.
12. Assist in coordinating speakers and tours of water facilities.
13. Maintain accurate files and records.
14. Assists with copywriting of outreach materials
15. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

  • Principles, practices and techniques for the design and implementation of public affairs.
  • Methods of writing, public presentation, business communications and research techniques
  • Media relations
  • Social media
  • Copywriting
  • Event coordination
  • Water conservation
  • Website design
  • Basic Mathematics

Skills(position requirements at entry):

  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to recognize and deal appropriately with complex and sensitive information.
  • Coordination and Collaboration with staff on assigned projects
  • Proficiency with computers, word processing, Excel, graphic design, and social media.
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor,
    the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry): High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) and two years’ experience working in an office setting with considerable customer contact and public relations experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):
Valid California Driver’s License.

As part of the East County Advanced Water Purification Project (ECAWP), Padre Dam is entering into an Administrative and Operating Services Agreement (Agreement) with the East County CAWP Joint Powers Authority (JPA). Padre Dam, as the contracted Administrator and Operator, will provide management, administrative, operations, maintenance and similar or related services for JPA owned ECAWPAWP facilities. The Administrator and Operator functions will require Padre Dam to hire additional personnel for the development period of the project, or until the Agreement to provide those services is otherwise terminated or not extended. Once the Agreement is terminated or expires, Padre Dam will no longer need the additional personnel and will no longer have the funding to support additional personnel. ECAWP Project Funded Employees will be specifically hired as employees for the duration of time that the District is providing Administrative and Operating Services, but those employees may perform any work for the District within their employment classification, not just work under the Agreement. ECAWP Project Funded Employees will be provided the same rights and benefits as other Permanent Padre Dam Employees, and be hired into the same classifications with the same salaries, except with respect to termination of employment if Padre Dam ceases to provide Administrator or Operator services to ECAWP. The current Agreement is for a period of approximately ten years. External applicants will be considered contract employees. Interviews for this position will be held at the end of July 2022.



$18.00-20.28 Hourly

The Position

This internship is geared toward recent graduates and those soon to graduate who would like to explore a career in the communication field.  

The city’s Communication & Engagement Department handles all internal and external communication for this mid-sized coastal city located between San Diego and Los Angeles. The department’s work is designed to create and maintain mutually beneficial relationships between the city and those it serves. Our main functions include:

  • Encouraging community members to participate in city decision-making
  • Raising awareness of city services, programs and events
  • Promoting behaviors that protect public safety and the environment
  • Helping city employees be informed and engaged
  • Serving as public information officers in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency

 Why Carlsbad?
 An internship in the City of Carlsbad’s Communication & Engagement Department offers opportunities to gain professional experience in:

  • Writing and editing
  • Website content management and strategy
  • Digital media and advertising
  • Communication strategy
  • Issues management
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Media relations

We will work with you to design a portfolio of work that supports your career goals and interests. The department expects to recruit for a full-time entry-level position at the end of summer 2022 for which our summer intern(s) would be invited to apply.

Hours & Duration
20- to 40-hours a week, based on your preference and availability. Minimum of four days a week in the office (this helps you have a more meaningful experience because you can work on projects start to finish and be assigned a higher level of work.) 

Key Responsibilities

We will tailor your workload based on your professional development goals. Typical intern responsibilities could include:

  • Researching, writing, editing and proofreading news releases, web content, and social media copy
  • Developing and overseeing the production of graphic design projects
  • Assisting with video production
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations
  • Planning public meetings and groundbreaking/ribbon cutting events
  • Managing website pages, updating content and drafting new content
  • Overseeing photo shoots
  • Updating databases
  • Attending and monitoring City Council meetings and meetings of city boards, commissions and committees
  • Developing analytic reports for the city website, social media and email programs
  • Increasing trust and transparency in city government


  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city staff and the public.
  • Ability to think creatively and quickly while managing multiple tasks/projects.

Experience & Education

  • Must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an accredited academic course/program or technical/trade school, preferably with a focus in communication, marketing or a related field.


Internship positions do not have benefits, and cannot exceed 980 hours in a fiscal year (July 1- June 30).

Paid internship positions with the City of Carlsbad receive 24 hours of sick leave per fiscal year (July 1- June 30) and are eligible to use paid sick leave 90 days after the first day of work (reported work hours). 



Harmonium Mission: To provide quality services that advance well-being in children, youth and their families through safe, nurturing and respectful relationships.

Status: Part-Time; Non-Exempt
Program ServiceArea: Administration
Department: Executive
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: $21.38 – $26.14 per hour (all new hires begin at starting salary regardless of experience)
Benefits: 403b Retirement Plan with a match of up to 2% based on years of service; CA Paid Sick
Leave accrued at 1 hour per 30 hours worked with a maximum accrual of 80 hours per
calendar year
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
EEO Job Category: Administration

General Description:
The Communications Specialist is responsible for supporting Harmonium in expanding its communication and marketing via its website, social media pages, email newsletter(s), annual reporting, and other marketing and branding materials. This position is responsible for developing original content and recommending communication strategies, in collaboration with Harmonium’s staff and Board.

Essential Functions:
− Provides responsive and quality service to staff, board, and members of the community
− Work closely with supervisor to prioritize projects, assess needs, and identify program staff to achieve goals
− Create content and visuals that are tailored to Harmonium’s target audiences

Agency Leadership:
− Exemplifies and promotes agency mission, vision and core values

Job Complexity:
− Responsible for managing and developing up to date content for Harmonium’s website, social media, newsletters, annual report and other marketing materials
− Coordinate and collaborate with other service areas for posting of information to the website and other venues
− Increase communications strategies to expand access to new avenues of funders and funding sources
− Prepare and present information regarding Harmonium’s promotion and communication strategies on an as-needed basis

− Ensures proper releases are received prior to publishing content and/or photos
− Create compelling social media content and visuals that engage target audiences and reach objectives
− Tap into creative content strategies on social media platforms (e.g. Stories, Reels) to engage followers
− Draft email marketing content in the form of newsletters, single-topic emails, fundraising emails and more
− Create new website content on an as-needed basis (e.g. blogs, bios, etc.)
− Maintain website to keep content and visuals fresh, and ensure it is functioning well for end-users
− Spearhead the creation of press materials (e.g. press releases, media alerts, pitches, etc.) in collaboration with Harmonium’s PR and other consultants to raise awareness of the organization’s programming and milestones
− Develop and maintain a basic content calendar for social media and email marketing efforts
− Manage Harmonium’s digital community (e.g. responding timely to messages on social media, maintaining a positive and professional presence, etc.)

Job Description
− Stay on top of industry and landscape trends to inform Harmonium’s content strategy
− Design creative for social media, email marketing, website and print collateral (think: Instagram graphics, website banners, brochures, and the like)
− Track social media analytics andGoogleAnalytics to determine the efficacy of Harmonium’s content strategy across social media and web
− Use data and analyses to inform decisions about upcoming content

Decision Making:
− Assist in identifying best communication solutions for theAgency based on best practices in the field
− Judgments and decisions are guided by Harmonium and program policies, contracts and state/federal guidelines

Staff Supervision:
− None

Minimum Competencies:
− Must be 18 years of age or older
− Completed or working toward a degree, preferably in the Marketing, Communications or Public Relations field
− Firm grasp of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram,Twitter,TikTok, Snapchat)
− Must have working knowledge ofGoogle Suite, MicrosoftWord, Excel and PowerPoint
− Experience using tools like Canva,Adobe Photoshop, Lumen5
− Ability to write well-organized and clear content that matches Harmonium’s brand voice and tone
− Self-motivated and successful in working in fast-moving, dynamic, and team-oriented environment
− Fantastic internal and external communication/people skills
− Enthusiasm for the mission of Harmonium and the families we serve
− ValidTB results required
− Must receive Fingerprint Clearance upon hire (paid by Harmonium)
− Must provide proof of FullyVaccinated status
− Valid CA driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with active insurance

Physical Requirement:
− Ability to operate computer
− Occasional standing, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, reaching above, and below the shoulder
− Ability to lift and carry up to twenty pounds
− Ability to sit for prolonged periods
− Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
− High energy needed with the ability to balance multiple high-stress tasks
− No or very limited exposure to physical risk
− Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

− Harmonium is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer
− The employee is required to adhere to all Harmonium policies when employed
− The preceding description is ONLY a general description of essential duties and not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position
− Job description is subject to change at any time



JPW Communications is an award-winning communications firm that is seeking a full-time communications coordinator to play a key role within our growing agency.

Our ideal candidate: 

  • is passionate about sharing compelling stories
  • loves a good challenge and rises to the occasion
  • approaches each project with creativity and enthusiasm
  • has a passion for serving the greater good


The coordinator is an entry-level position that will support our team with a variety of tasks related to the implementation of communication, marketing and public engagement plans for our expanding roster of public sector clients including cities, water districts, school districts, universities, economic development agencies, visitor bureaus and more.  

Work will revolve around public outreach, community branding, behavioral-change marketing campaigns, media relations and digital engagement – all while supporting our company vision to help government connect with their audiences in meaningful and transformative ways.  

 Specific duties for this role may include content development, social media planning and implementation, website management, project management, research and more. 

Job Duties:

  • Work with account managers and account directors to support client deliverables  
  • Cultivate support for projects through targeted outreach, one-on-one meetings, group meetings and community events 
  • Develop engaging and innovative content for advertising, videos, websites, fact sheets, presentations, newsletters and other collateral 
  • Coordinate with graphics team for development and production of creative collateral materials, advertisements and websites 
  • Plan, write and implement engaging social media campaigns and track success 
  • Plan public meetings, open houses, workshops, supporter events, special events, news conferences and media briefings 
  • Assist with client-related research, media coverage and social media tracking, and stakeholder database development 
  • Provide excellent client service 


Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, Digital Media, Public Affairs or Public Administration required 


Up to 3 years previous Public Affairs, Public Relations or Community Outreach experience required; work within a public agency setting preferred but not required. 


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Dynamic and creative thinker 
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines 
  • Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities 
  • Confidence to take initiative and problem solve 
  • Participation in community or industry organizations 
  • Interest in social media and technology 
  • Ability to gather and interpret complex and/or technical information 


  • Familiarity with social media management programs 
  • Knowledge of latest social media trends 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint) 
  • Familiarity with AP Style and standard rules of grammar 
  • Experience with social media advertising and targeting 

Hiring range:

$40-$50k DOQ



Chemistry PR, named one of the Best PR Agencies in America by Forbes, is in search of a savvy Public Relations + Social Media Coordinator to join our award-winning boutique agency. The ideal candidate will work as part of collaborative team on public relations, influencer relations, and social media campaigns for our clients in the hospitality, lifestyle, and real estate spaces. Knowledge, prior experience and/or a passion for these industries is essential. The position is based in San Diego and is hybrid remote (two days a week in office and available for in-person meetings and special events).

Media + Influencer Relations

  • Working knowledge of and interest in media across all channels and in Chemistry PR’s core practice areas
  • Regularly consume newspapers, magazines, network and cable/streaming news shows, blogs, and digital outlets
  • Draft press releases, pitch letters, calendar listings, media advisories, newsletter articles, blog posts, social media posts, client correspondence, and other written materials
  • Pitch media under supervision of account team lead
  • Secure and coordinate media and influencers for visits at hotel, restaurant and retail clients including sourcing, pitching, organizing, and creating and managing influencer contracts and partnerships
  • Planning, coordinating, and staffing special events including business luncheons, grand openings, golf tournaments, gala events, networking receptions, and more
  • Provides administrative support as needed

Social Media

  • Knows how to tell stories through social media and is excited to craft social media content or brainstorm campaign ideas for agency and clients
  • Work with account leads to manage client and agency social media accounts, including Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Share and create visually engaging content and captions
  • Create and manage content calendars, source, and select visuals, respond to DMs, and other community management tasks
  • Create Instagram stories, IG reels and TikTok videos
  • Coordinate and staff content photo sessions
  • Establish and manage paid campaigns
  • Regularly on the lookout for and capturing eye-catching content during client site visits and team outings
  • Create imagery and content on behalf of agency and clients using graphic design programs as needed
  • Generate monthly reports outlining successes and recommendations for campaigns, strategies, new tools, and tactics


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (PR, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Communications)
  • Minimum of one year of PR, social media or digital marketing agency or related experience
  • Compelling business and creative writing skills
  • Bonus: is a blogger and/or has experience working with bloggers, influencers, and content creators
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload and manage deadlines
  • Exceptional work ethic, with a focused passion for social media, PR, and marketing
  • Knowledge of measurement and reporting tools including Sprout Social as well as apps and tools, such as Canva and Adobe, to create visually appealing and brand specific content


  • Compensation commensurate with experience. Company benefits include remote or hybrid remote work schedule, early Fridays, paid medical plus health/wellness stipend, paid parking, generous PTO and paid major holidays, professional development seminars/education, 401K and company match and profit-sharing programs, pop-up perks and a fun, creative environment with exceptional clients.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Chemistry PR strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

If this role sounds like a fit for you, please submit resume and salary requirements (required) to No phone calls please.


Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Department: Communications, Community & Government Relations
District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
(Auxiliary funded position, continued employment contingent upon funding).
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, develop and execute communications and marketing strategies and related activities in support of College programs and events
• Draft and edit news releases, speeches op-eds, newsletters, columns, letters to the editor and advertising copy. Coordinate District/Department press clips.
• Plan, executive and staff activities for the District/Department, including advance for activities. Attend off campus meetings and activities related to assigned duties; represent Chief as assigned.
• At the direction of the assigned supervisor, build and maintain relationships with members of the media and editorial boards.
• Take photographs at District/Department activities and meetings as assigned.
• Coordinate and implement marketing initiatives designed to attract students and community members to District/Department programs and the generate community support for College endeavors.
• Identify marketing opportunities for the College, develop promotional campaign budgets, themes and schedules; coordinate production of College/Department promotional materials in print and electronic formats.
• Gather information, plan and prepare advertising content for a wide range of media, including print, broadcast and Internet, and communicate with media advertising representatives; arrange and coordinate the purchase of advertising space and time.
• Schedule photography, interviews and testimonials for production of advertising copy, commercials and other promotional purposes; write and edit promotional copy.
• Conduct advance planning, including site visits and coordination with participants for upcoming video/multimedia features; plan, script, and storyboard video/multimedia projects based on District/Department priorities; provide editing and post-production of video/multimedia projects; prepare and issue finished video/multimedia projects via District/Department websites, via social media, and other channels.
• Develop cost analysis for assigned marketing and promotional projects and recommend project-scheduling priorities.
• Develop and coordinate content for the College/Department web site; participate with, advise and assist other campus units or community partners in the promotional aspects of District and department materials including but not limited to the production of the class schedule and College catalog.
• Train and provide work direction and guidance to student workers, hourly employees and interns as assigned.
• Advise and assist with marketing initiatives on behalf of the College foundation.
• Operate specialized office equipment such as fax, computers, word processors and printers.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Principles of communications, journalism, advertising and marketing, photography, videography and editing software
• Techniques of preparing, producing and disseminating information.
• Elements of publication production, including printing.
• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
• Principles and techniques of desktop publishing and related technologies.
• Principles of interviewing, editing and proofreading.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Record-keeping techniques.
• Digital technology as a marketing tool, including portable devices and social media.
• Perform specialized marketing duties related to assigned area.
• Speak and write in a clear, concise, correct and effective style.
• Discuss marketing projects and activities with administrators, faculty, staff and students and develop appropriate activities.
• Analyze information accurately and adopt effective course of action.
• View and evaluate promotions communications content from a number of alternative perspectives.
• Meet schedules and time lines.
• Maintain records and prepare reports.
• Coordinate activities of vendors and other project participants to bring projects to successful completion.
• Communicate and negotiate effectively with media space sales representatives.
• Work with faculty, staff, students, and the public from diverse ethnic and socio/economic backgrounds.
• Work independently.
• Articulate clearly and effectively.
• Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
• Work confidentially with discretion.
• Maintain a productive pace in an active work environment.
• Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
This is not an entry-level position; at least three years of professional communications experience is required.
The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer, editor and multimedia specialist with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, develop innovative new media strategies and build strong relationships with traditional media.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing or communications required.
Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
Desirable Qualifications:
Published stories required and experience at a government agency preferred.
Range 29, Steps 1-7, $5,189.04-$6,563.87. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, and generous sick leave package.
Start Date
As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.
Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.
Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).
Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.
The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (
To apply, visit:


Alternative Strategies is a premier boutique, full-service communications agency located in San Diego. Our services include Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic/Web Design, Social Media, and Special Event Management. We are a team of diverse and fun individuals who thrive off our creative and productive work environment.

Our firm focuses on hospitality and lifestyle industries. Helping companies “take charge” of their PR initiatives, our firm focuses on the timeless fundamentals that create great PR results: great writing, creative thinking, tenacious media relations, and diligent follow-through.

We remain focused on what matters most: our people, our clients and our results.

As PR professionals we immerse ourselves in all things media (and love doing it) so that we can deliver smart and insightful counsel to clients, along with execution, that generates results. We’ve built and nurtured a team-oriented, supportive environment because we know that when we tap into our collective brainpower, we produce inspired solutions for our clients and because it makes for a happy place to work. While we’re serious about what we do, we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Job Description

Our PR Account Manager will support and manage accounts. The ideal candidate will manage multiple projects and be a team leader, responding quickly to changing business conditions and client requests. An Account Manager clearly understands the team and client objectives and takes a proactive approach to meeting client expectations/needs. S/he will be an effective writer and draft diverse and persuasive materials accurately and in a timely fashion with little input or editing required. Candidates should have solid PR experience, including excellent writing skills, a great news sense, and most importantly, a passionate, pro-active attitude toward supporting success for our clients.

This is a fast-paced position that requires a strong ability to be creative when writing media pitches and to interact well with our team, clients and the media. Our entire team plays an active role in contributing to the growth, development and success of our firm and our clients. You will be expected to assist with developing and implementing public relations strategies for our clients and providing excellent client service.

Responsibilities and Skills:

Client Service

  • Lead multiple accounts, serving as PR account manager
  • Research, understand and anticipate client needs; provide value-added service and build relationships
  • Serve as day-to-day clients PR contact. This includes building relationships with clients
  • Demonstrate strong understanding and awareness of client issues to provide strategic planning and counsel to clients

Media Relations

  • Lead proactive and reactive media outreach and strategy on behalf of multiple clients
  • Research, understand and anticipate media landscape; provide value-added service and build relationships with writers, editors, producers, bloggers
  • Leverage prior media relationships on behalf of clients and the broader team
  • Seamlessly coordinate requests from media and bloggers, providing strategic counsel and always demonstrating value to client
  • Propose story ideas (scope, timing), schedule media interviews, educate and shape opinions on key campaign themes
  • Moderate media interviews and provide client useful briefing materials prior to as well as constructive performance feedback after the interview


  • Proven ability to draft diverse and persuasive materials accurately and in a timely fashion with little input or editing required
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills

Business Activities

  • Participate in cross-team projects
  • Participate in internal agency initiatives as needed


  • Currently live in San Diego- please do not apply if you are not yet living in San Diego
  • BA/BS degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 2-years’ PR or journalism experience is required (previous agency experience is a plus)
  • Demonstrated understanding of news media
  • At least 2 years managing a client relationship
  • Experience facilitating media interviews and pitching stories
  • Strong ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines
  • Experience writing and developing press materials
  • Ability to successfully multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Collaborative, positive attitude and ability to self-motivate
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Highly collaborative team player, positive attitude and ability to self-motivate


Please submit your resume and salary requirements


Salary Range:  Commensurate with Experience
The University Communications Public Relations team drives strategic outreach and engagement in support of internal and external communications for UC San Diego, while also contributing to content development in collaboration with University Communications Strategy colleagues.
University Communications PR professionals are expert storytellers who utilize best-in-class internal and external communications channels to deliver the unique stories of each of the University’s schools, seven colleges, and medical center. The PR function drives earned media efforts by cultivating and leveraging relationships with key regional, vertical and global media to elevate the university’s profile of prestige, distinction, and global leadership in research, medicine, science, engineering, technology, policy, management, the arts and more. The PR team also leads communications for the university’s distinguished research centers and institutes, including the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Qualcomm Institute, and leading collaborations in robotics, energy, materials discovery, and design, and other emerging areas.
Additionally, the University Communications PR team serves as a critical resource for communications strategy and support for staff and faculty engagement communications initiatives in support of the university’s advancement, student affairs, human resources, and library functions by integrating and aligning with strategic university priorities and initiatives. Crisis communications are managed through this team.
Position Overview
The University Communications PR team is recruiting for a Director of Visual Storytelling and Hosted Content. This is a new position that will serve as the creative content producer for the Public Relations Team. Reports directly to the Sr. Executive Director, Public Relations and will lead the Public Relations team’s efforts in visual news-style storytelling program by conceptualizing, multimedia production (audio and visual), as well as writing content that drives engagement with internal and external audiences. Through public relations activities, the Director of Visual Storytelling and Hosted Content develops communications goals, strategies and facilitates national and international media relations for the university. The Director identifies, develops and tells important University stories, showcasing the work of faculty and the achievements of students through video, photography, online written content, and animation on the web, social media, and other platforms. This content includes on-air interviews, writing stories (and news briefs), a variety of videos with strong narratives, photography, and creating needed graphics. In addition, this position will be responsible for moderating events (such as media roundtables), on-camera interviews, and developing creative approaches to on-camera storytelling that can be used across platforms. The Director (and the content that they produce) represents the University, and thus must be able to work within UC San Diego’s institutional expectations. This position produces content, coordinate distribution, and posts on our content management system.
The Director coordinates across University Communications to ensure the proper teams are involved and aware of the content pieces being produced. This coordination includes but is not limited to the public relations, internal communications, social media, strategy, marketing, and special projects teams.
Serves as a strong facilitator and liaison to advance the mission and goals of the organization. Actively, deliberately and thoughtfully infuses inclusivity and diversity throughout university communications. Promotes a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, respect, and superior customer service to internal and external constituents.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
•  Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
•  Bachelor’s degree in a related area with five years of relevant experience, or equivalent experience / training.
•  Thorough understanding of public relations activities with the ability to develop, direct and executes short and long-term communications goals, strategies and timelines in support of University Communications priorities. Demonstrated ability to tell stories on multiple platforms and in a variety of ways.
•  Proven experience managing complex comprehensive communications programs, including written, visual, digital, and electronic communications, for large, highly visible organizations.
•  Must have demonstrated ability to shoot and edit video as well as photography. Independently conduct research for videos; ensure accuracy and quality of all material. Experience identifying and creating innovative content and the best spokespeople to tell the story.
•  Provides on-camera and moderating expertise for public relations content and events. Must have strong on-air broadcast quality presentation for videos and live events. This includes content for the website, social media, broadcast and other channels as needed to develop on-air campaigns that can be shared throughout the UC San Diego platforms channels.
•  Proven experience working closely with leadership across a large organization to organize executive media roundtables. Proven experience building relationships with media, ability to understand large organizational priorities, ability to understand issues management and the ability to synthesize information quickly in a public situation.
•  Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
•  Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.
This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 14 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan.
e) Pet Insurance.
For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit and UCSD Work/Life visit.
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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.


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