Community Relations Manager

Date Posted: 2/3/2018

Job Description

12 News/KPNX - Team 12 is seeking an innovative, motivated and creative individual to serve as a community ambassador and representative in the role of Community Relations Manager. This is a high profile, full-time role that will serve as a primary public contact for 12 News.

The successful candidate will work across all 12 News departments to elevate our community brand and connections.  The Community Relations Manager reports to the Director of Marketing and will be responsible for maintaining, cultivating and activating successful and impactful community partnerships. 

We are looking for an experienced community advocate who is passionate about serving the greater good.

The Community Relations Manager will have a wide range of responsibilities including: on-site community activation at events, fulfillment of community contracts through sales and marketing deliverables, writing and producing content for 12 News, writing articles for, assisting in social media for community events and projects, writing contracts and scripts, giving tours and must have outstanding public speaking skills.

The Community Relations Manager will serve as the heartbeat of Team 12 and work to advance our presence and impact in Arizona. The ability to work across departments, including sales, news and technology is critical.  The Community Relations Manager will work with the General Manager and Director of Marketing to strategically plan and supervise marquee station events and projects and help fulfill our strategic plan.

Qualified applicants should have a clear understanding of local television news, productions needs/services, sales and client presentations and overall broadcast television. Experience in managing large special projects on deadline is a plus. Knowledge of Arizona, non-profit organizations and seasonal community events is helpful.

The Community Relations Manager must be able to represent 12 News, NBC and TEGNA through a variety of content channels, community outreach efforts and client interactions.

We put a premium on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, problem solving, a strong work ethic and commitment to our brand and products. Candidate must be willing to work a variety of shifts: weekends, overnights, holidays and early mornings included. 

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in community, non-profit or public relations preferred.
  • Outstanding written communication skills are needed. Experience writing press releases a must.
  • Experience in PowerPoint and media-rich presentations.
  • Demonstrated social media proficiency, especially cross-posting and communication with community brands.
  • Member of community boards(s) and organizations preferred.
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadline.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Proven ability as a public speaker/presenter.
  • Knowledge of ENPS, EDIUS and Adobe Photoshop helpful.
  • Ability to carry equipment throughout the work day.

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry's top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit  

 TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


Job Snapshot

About Us

12 News (KPNX-TV) is the NBC affiliate in Phoenix and is owned by TEGNA, a national media company where you want to work. We know, because we work here. Reaching more than 2.2 million people each week, we lead the Valley and the state in coverage of the news, issues and events that are important to you and your family. TEGNA Media your typical media company. It’s a fast-paced culture offering extensive growth opportunities that plays to your strengths and fosters your talent.

It’s where reporters, producers, salespeople, storytellers, marketing gurus, digital experts and number crunchers all feel at home, and where the Valley’s most creative personalities feel inspired. Frankly? We know we’re successful because of our people, and we know the importance of keeping them happy. That being said, let’s talk perks.