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Director of Community Affairs

Hearst Television, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States

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Director of Community Affairs

WPBF 25 the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in the West Palm Beach, FL television market is seeking a Director of Community Affairs to help us maintain and nurture strong community partnerships and seek out new relationships that complement our brand. Our ideal team member will have excellent organization, communication, writing skills, and the ability to foster positive relationships with both individuals and organizations. The DCA will be the principal ambassador, manager, and executor of all community initiatives. This position is responsible for the management and leadership role on all station sanctioned community projects, local events, festivals and (501-C3) partnerships, including the creation of new community initiatives. This position will work collaboratively with all departments on all platforms including: WPBF 25, WPBF.com, Estrella TV West Palm Beach, and the True Crime Network. Responsibilities also include serving as a key member of the WPBF 25 Editorial Board.

 Job Responsibilities:                                   

  • Develop a strategy to build and maintain programs and activities that will have a positive impact on the local community and our leadership position within it.
  • Build and nurture relationships with members of the community, key individuals, and other organizations.
  • Be the direct liaison between the station and all of its community/public affairs  events and partnerships.  
  • Work closely to support and lead WPBF 25, True Crime Network or Estrella TV WPB community events in addition to seeking out new relationships and partnerships within the community. 
  • Manage all communication, coordination, and implementation of partnership commitments in consult with the Creative Services Director and other key department heads.
  • Oversee Public Service Announcements coordination, press releases, and community social media postings.
  • Coordinate all talent appearances in conjunction with News Director & Creative Services Director to maximize exposure to market.
  • Work closely with other departments to achieve community affairs objectives.
  • Maintain consistent visibility within the community with key station partners and events.
  • Serve in key role on WPBF 25’s Editorial Board.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Ideal candidate should have prior experience working in public relations, television, or a related field.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with great interpersonal talents, and ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and have the ability to multitask.
  • Military training and experience will be considered.     
  • Spanish speaking is a plus.                               

Education:                                        

  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements 

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after August 25, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.  

 

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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