Full Time Job

Manager, Community Relations - CBS

CBS Television Stations

Minneapolis, MN 06-20-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Manager, Community Relations - CBS Minneapolis (WCCO)

Position Overview:

Are you passionate about community engagement, creative storytelling, and driving impactful initiatives? WCCO is seeking a dynamic leader to coordinate our Community Campaigns, Sales Partnerships, Event Planning, Public Relations, and Communications. Join us and play a pivotal role in encouraging a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture within WCCO while making a significant impact in our community.

Key Responsibilities:
• Community Campaigns, Sales Partnerships & Event Planning:
• Conceptualize, plan, manage, and execute engaging community events.
• Collaborate closely with Sales and News teams to develop partnership opportunities and seamlessly integrate them into WCCO's community events and content.
• Cultivate relationships with local non-profits and coordinate station fundraising efforts.
• Work with diverse vendors and manage event budgets efficiently.

Public Relations & Communication:
• Strategize, manage, and execute traditional and social PR efforts.
• Leverage each of WCCO's social platforms to share and promote our positive news stories.
• Coordinate with CBS counterparts on network priority initiatives.
• Craft internal and external communications from station leadership.

Internal Culture:
• Be a leader in WCCO's DEI efforts and building a strong internal culture.
• Work with a multi-department team to concept, coordinate, and execute station DEI education and culture building events.
• Develop and maintain strong press, community, and leadership relationships.
• Serve as a trusted advisor to the News Department for community contacts and story content.
• Manage Community Relations Assistant and oversee tasks assigned to Community Relations Intern.

• Creative thinker who has an understanding of WCCO's brand and how to apply it to our Community initiatives.
• Possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
• A working knowledge of all WCCO's platforms and how to market on each.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills to work closely with other teams and other departments.
• Demonstrated leadership and team values
• Experience in communications, event planning/execution, project management and public relations
• Flexible schedule availability.

Education and experience:
• Bachelor's degree in the communication, public relations or marketing field is preferred.
• Prior experience in media is preferred.

Join WCCO and be a part of a team that values creativity, community engagement, and cultural inclusivity. Help us make a difference in the community and within our organization. Apply now to lead our exciting initiatives and drive positive change!

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Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjon5e-3-238-121-7-42 in your application.