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Public Affairs Manager

Company: Core Civic
Location: Franklin
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

At CoreCivic, our employees are driven by a deep sense of service, high standards of professionalism and a responsibility to better the public good. CoreCivic is currently seeking a Manager, Public Affairs located at our corporate office in Brentwood, TN. - Come join a team that is dedicated to making an impact for the people and communities we serve. The Manager, Public Affairs oversees the implementation of external media and public affairs initiatives. - Serves as an official spokesperson for the company in crisis/response media communications and other forms of communication with external stakeholders. - Assists in managing and coordinating strategic media and public affairs activities with facility spokespersons, government partners, and other key stakeholders. -Cultivates and facilitates stakeholder advocacy for the company, to include researching and developing strategic messaging that enhances the company's reputation and relationships with stakeholders. -Focuses project management and event planning around stakeholder outreach efforts, as well as development and maintenance of email database and regular communications. Compiles information and reports on corporate thought leadership initiatives. Serves as mentor and subject matter expertise resource to other members of the Public Affairs team and other departments across the enterprise as needed.

  • Writes and produces news releases, talking points, technical papers, correspondence, and other professionally written materials/content in multiple formats.
  • Serves as company spokesperson, fielding media requests, gathering information and providing on-the-record media interviews and statements, and other public presentations as needed.
  • Engages members of the media and pitches newsworthy stories that promote the brand and reputation of the company while educating the public about the company's programs, services and related achievements.
  • Supports department leadership in building and maintaining strategic relationships with stakeholders and allies for the company.
  • Assists department leadership and works closely with partnership development teams in the development and management of stakeholder outreach, messaging and related strategies.
  • Develops, integrates and manages projects, to include event planning and other community, public and media relation activities as needed.
  • Conducts and coordinates internal and external research as needed to support public affairs and partnership development initiatives, including reporting support for thought leadership efforts.
  • Supports facility public information officers (PIOs) by serving as the lead on development, coordination, and implementation of PIO training and related media relation strategies and activities.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in the form of coaching, support and collaboration to other members of the Communications team as well as other departments across the enterprise, as needed and requested.
  • Participates in and completes special public affairs projects as assigned by department leadership and senior management.
  • Domestic U.S. travel may be required.Qualifications:
    • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations or related field is required. -
    • Four years of media/public relations experience, including two years as an on-the-record spokesperson, is required.
    • Correctional and/or criminal justice experience may be substituted for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis, with at least two years of experience in a public information officer/spokesperson-related role. - -
    • Experience with stakeholder engagement is required. -
    • Experience in managing social media platforms is preferred. -
    • Effective communication skills; written, verbal, and listening, are required. -
    • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of the organization, including senior management.
    • -Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required. - CoreCivic is a Drug-Free Workplace and EOE - including Disability/Veteran - - - - - - - - - -

Keywords: Core Civic, Franklin , Public Affairs Manager, Executive , Franklin, Tennessee

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