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Library Communications Manager
Library Communications Manager

Library Communications Manager

Company : Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
Salary : $72,953 - $75,000 a year
Location : Tennessee

Full Description

$72,953.30 - $75,000.00 Annually
Nashville, TN
Job Type
Full-Time Civil Service
Public Library
Job Number

10/18/2021 11:59 PM Central

Position Description

This position manages and coordinates diverse and complex administrative services for the Library’s public relations, marketing, advertising and media outreach programs. This position also develops short and long term goals for the Communications Department and reports directly to Library Director. Serves as member of the Library’s key leadership team. Performs other related duties as required.

Located in the heart of Music City, The Nashville Public Library boasts 4 million visits annually and maintains a collection of 2 million items, including a one-of-its kind civil rights collection. The Metro Archives, a premier division of the Public Library, is the official record keeper of Nashville’s history, maintaining records of enduring historical value. Nashville Public Library is central to the city's art, history, education and literary culture, earning it the title of Gale-Cengage and the Library Journal's 2017 Library of the Year. The library periodically hosts best-selling authors, and during the summer months offers free lunchtime concerts in a beautifully manicured courtyard featuring everything from salsa to soul, to blues to Bach. If this environment is appealing to you, then you might want to consider a job at the public library.

Typical Duties

  • Determines vision and strategy for establishing NPL’s brand reputation and earning the Library positive visibility among patrons, community leaders and organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Implements and monitors effective communication practices for internal library communication.
  • Develops and tracks the success of a strategic plan for NPL’s marketing and communication.
  • Leads NPL’s Marketing and Communications staff to ensure strategic vision is executed across each medium-print, web, social media, email marketing, digital signage, advertising, and news media/public relations.
  • Develops policies and procedures that use industry best practices when promoting the Library.
  • Formulates policies and procedures involving public requests for information.
  • Evaluates operating procedures and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Confers with the Director and recommends changes for improving communications effectiveness.
  • Monitors industry trends for media, marketing and public relations.
  • Manages publicity for all branches and divisions at Main Library.
  • Leads crisis communications for the department.
  • Scripts speeches as needed.
  • Works with Metro government offices on service messaging and public information.
  • Maintains involvement with partner organizations, including the Library Foundation, Friends of the Library and Volunteer Services.
  • Pursues marketing partnership opportunities with other Metro agencies and community organizations.
  • Creates feature stories for targeted library professional and/or national and international media.
  • Seeks opportunities for national/international awards/recognition.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of administrative experience.

*No Substitution*

Valid Driver's License

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Degree's in journalism, communications or related field; Master's degree in related field preferred
  • Thorough experience in public relations, journalism, marketing, media or closely related field.
  • Knowledge of current marketing and PR mediums - social media, web, print, television and radio
  • Fluent bilingual language skills
  • Ability to coordinate and review work of employees and support employee professional development
  • Ability to implement communications changes in an effective manner

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.

Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640.

Metro offers a generous core benefit package to eligible employees who are regularly and consistently working 20 or more hours per week. Insurance and benefit coverage is effective the first of the month after the employee has worked 30 days. Employees can change their benefits within 60 days of an eligible change in status or during Annual Enrollment. Metro also offers optional benefits from which the employee may choose. Family members, including eligible spouses, domestic partners and children, are covered under most of our benefits programs.

Medical: Choice of two plans; Metro pays 75% of premium
Dental: Choice of two plans; Metro pays for single coverage
Basic Life: $50,000 basic term life coverage; Metro pays 100% of premium
Pension: Formula-driven pension; 100% Metro funded; 10 year vesting for new employees
Paid Family Leave: Runs concurrently with time designated as FMLA leave (up to 30 days)

Longevity: Annual bonus beginning after 5 years of service; increases annually up to 20 years
Work Life/ Employee Assistance Program: Wide variety of counseling, referral and consultation services provided free
Other*: In-line-of-duty injury benefits, AD&D insurance, and Medical Disability eligibility after 10 years with Metro
Paid leave: (Full-time employees)

  • Vacation: 10 vacation days a year; increasing after 5 years of service (For Non Civil Service departments, contact the department's human resources office)
  • Holidays: 11 holidays per year (For Non Civil Service departments, contact the department's human resources office)
  • Sick leave: 12 days of sick leave per year
  • Other leaves: Judicial leave, military leave, bereavement leave

  • See the Human Resources webpage for more details and optional benefits at

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Human Resources Department
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1000
Nashville, Tennessee, 37219

(615) 862-6640