boston planning & development agency
TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the Director of Communications, the Assistant Director of Communications will manage and grow the Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) online presence through multiple channels and generate positive content about ongoing work and initiatives at the BPDA.
The Assistant Director of Communications will support the Director of Communications in responding to media inquiries, tracking media coverage, and identifying opportunities for positive media coverage.
The Assistant Director will play an integral role in promoting the BPDA’s brand and furthering the agency’s goal of communicating more proactively and transparently with the public.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.
Interest in real estate development, urban planning and local government and knowledge of Boston’s neighborhoods. Must be proficient in Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn with a deep understanding and ability to use other social media platforms. Familiarity with basic HTML, MailChimp and e-mail marketing. Familiarity with the Boston media market. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required.
Must be calm, able to adapt to changing priorities, and able to prioritize competing tasks in a fast-paced environment. Self-driven, creative thinker who can work well independently and as part of a team. Must be able and willing to attend occasional public meetings held during evening hours.
A minimum of three to four years of working in communications, with experience managing social media accounts required.
Normal office environment
Little or no exertion; occasional local travel.
**BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT **