Job Listing: Public Relations Manager

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The Emerald Coast Regional Council (ECRC) Published: July 26, 2019
Pensacola, Florida
Job Type


Public Relations Manager
Salary range: $61,000-$93,000/yr DOE

The Emerald Coast Regional Council (ECRC) is 55 years strong, serving its seven-county region in technical assistance, economic development, and planning across a multitude of disciplines, programs, and services. ECRC team members enjoy a generous benefit package and true work/life balance as they serve the region known for community, growth, and the unrivaled beauty of the Emerald Coast.

The Emerald Coast Regional Council is seeking a Public Relations Manager.  Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Executive Officer, the Public Relations Manager works as a core team manager and performs professional management and advanced-level public relations and marketing work. Responsible for creating opportunities and marketing materials to educate and inform the public on the planning process and programs available through the ECRC and the transportation and planning organizations it supports.


  • Leads ECRC marketing and outreach in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer
  • Works with senior management and outside organizations on developing a Council-wide marketing plan; coordinates interviews and fields questions from the media; maintains brand standards for marketing pieces; solicits bids and coordinates with vendors
  • Oversees all marketing materials and social media content created by public involvement team
  • Researches organizations and populations for outreach opportunities; researches traditionally underserved populations and develops methods to raise their awareness of transportation issues; creates a platform from which they can provide feedback
  • Builds relationships with community leaders and the media
  • Directs and supervises a team of professional staff and provides appropriate programmatic training as needed
  • Responsible for updating information and manuals related to the public participation process
  • Designs print pieces; writes articles, public service announcements and news releases; writes, edits and designs a monthly newsletter
  • Ensures that all events meet specific federal regulatory compliance guidelines (i.e., Title VI, ADA); coordinates the annual Council-wide compliance training
  • Documents all public involvement activities (mandated and elective) and reports findings to appropriate agencies and departments as required

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field
  • Ten (10) or more years’ progressively responsible public relations experience
  • Two (2) years’ supervisory experience
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


  • Experience in public speaking
  • Experience working for a government entity
  • Strong knowledge of computers and software (Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp, Wufoo, etc.)


Please visit (http://www NULL.ecrc to obtain an application and instructions regarding submission. Candidates will not be considered until both the application and resume are received.

The ECRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with United States Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ECRC provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. ECRC is a Drug Free Workplace.