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"Manager, Public Affairs and Communications - Nashville, Tenn."



Human Resources Department





Manager, Public Affairs and communications

(contract position) 


Eligible registers for those positions will be abolished and new registers established as a result of these examinations.


Closing date for filing applications/resumes: Open until filled.


Salary Range: $45,000 Ė $65,000




1)      Secure application blanks and other information in the Human Resources Department located on the fourth floor of the terminal.

2)      File your application as soon as it is completed.  If you meet the requirements, you will be advised where and when to report for examination.

3)      All applications and correspondence regarding the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority examinations should be addressed to:

Human Resources Department
One Terminal Drive, Suite 501
Nashville, TN 37214

4)      This announcement does not imply that employment is available immediately.  Vacancies within the Airport Authority are filled from eligibility lists established by competitive examinations.











                          Manager, Public Affairs and communications





Job Purpose:

Under the direction of the President and CEO, responsible for public relations and communications. Develops, plans and implements public relations, advertising, media and marketing programs designed to develop and promote aviation, air service and the mission of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) in Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region.



Essential Job Functions:


Coordinates with and advises the President and CEO and executive staff regarding policies and plans affecting internal and external communications, public affairs, advertising, media and marketing. Serves as the primary spokesperson for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. 


Responsible for professionally writing and editing business communications for various audiences, including an internal newsletter, external newsletter and communications to the news media, government officials, airport neighbors and other community leaders. Prepares communication programs using written information, such as letters, reports, news releases, advisories, speeches, advertisements and brochures; directs and edits the design of advertisements, printed pieces, audio visual materials, external and internal publications.  Briefs reporters (print, broadcast and electronic) regarding very specific, often technical, information; responds to media inquiries regarding specific issues; initiates press coverage and follows through in providing information.  Develops and maintains relations with news media, airport tenant public relations representatives, governme ntal agencies, civic organizations and the general public. Oversees contracts and supervises projects with public relations and media buying firms to ensure benefit to the Authority. Coordinates efforts with government relations firm as directed by the President and CEO.


Serves as the spokesperson during a crisis. Implements an established communications program in the event of airport-related emergencies; cooperates with air carrier representatives, as well as local, state and Federal governmental agencies.  Supervises and participates in a rotational on-call, 24-hour duty to respond to any potential airport emergency.


Assists in developing departmental budget.


Supplemental Job Functions:


Performs related work as required.














February 2004



Education and Knowledge:

Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university in journalism, public relations, marketing or related field of study.  Demonstrated knowledge of professional communication skills, both oral and written.  Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices in management administration.  Must successfully complete required pre-employment testing assignments related to writing and decision-making abilities.


Must possess a valid Tennessee Driverís license; must maintain SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) and AOA (Airport Operation Area) clearance.


Work Experience:

Minimum of five years of experience in communications/marketing management field.  Demonstrated ability to handle crisis communications and communicate effectively during a crisis situation. Demonstrated ability to plan and develop events and programs consistent with organization and community events.  Demonstrated ability to professionally write and edit internal and external communications materials.  A minimum of one-year supervisory experience required. 


Mental Skills:

Ability to direct and motivate others; ability to have creative input.  Ability to effectively direct a staff in the production of communications materials and events.


Manual Skills:

Ability to operate a personal computer.


Physical Effort:

Requires movement throughout airport property.


Working Conditions:



Safety of Others:

Reasonable care.


Public Relations:

Ability to speak effectively in front of large groups or on camera.  Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.


Supervisory Skills:

Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.

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