Public Relations Specialist

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Job Description


Specific Duties:

  • Provide customized media and public relation services such as the development of media messages and strategies

  • Provide recommendations of media sources for placement of campaigns

  • Prepare media materials such as background materials, press releases, presentation and press kits, and speeches

  • Approach journalists with story ideas

  • Create and maintain media lists

  • Execute media programs

  • Conduct press conferences

  • Schedule broadcast and/or print interviews

  • Provide crisis communications assistance

  • Train agency personnel to deal with media and media responses

  • Conduct follow-ups with respect to media interviews as requested, including fact checking and follow-up notes to journalists


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in Communications or a related field.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in media relations, campaigns, and coordinating efforts at the local, state, and federal levels.

  • Experience working with federal, state, or local governments or entities.

  • Experience reviewing and analyzing data, drafting speeches, conducting media surveys and analysis, and developing national, local, and district-wide campaigns.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle.

  • Minimum of three references (submit with your resume)

  • U.S. Citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Public Relations


Minimal travelContinue outside of the local vicinity will be required.

**You are not required to work at our location but will need to be available to attend meetings and conferences in person with our client within one hour prior notice.**

Clearance Level RequiredNone

Rigaud Global is a PROUD Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.