The Manatee County Port Authority is seeking a full-time Communications and Marketing assistant to become part of its team. The Communications and Marketing Assistant reports to the Senior Communications Manager and assists in the coordination and implementation of media relations strategies and programs as they are related to local, regional, national and port-related interests. This role is an active part of the Communications department. Specific duties vary according to the needs of the department and supervisor.


  • Assists in creating content for website, social media, brochures, newsletters and presentations
  • Monitors and manages social media and online presence
  • Creates and publishes Deepwater newsletter
  • Creates and publishes internal employee newsletter
  • Website maintenance
  • Assists in creation and acquisition of marketing material
  • Manages press clipping archive and compilation of monthly press clippings summary
  • Provides event support
  • Assists in operation of AV equipment during monthly Manatee County Port Authority Meetings


Associates Degree in Communications, Public Relations or related field and/or a minimum of three years relevant working experience
Demonstrated experience working in a marketing or communications position
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
Ability to take initiative, work independently
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and Constant Contact (preferred)
Bilingual in Spanish a plus

The Manatee County Port Authority, a Governmental Entity, is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Please submit cover letter and resume to
Port Manatee
Communications Department
300 Tampa Bay Way, Palmetto, FL, 34221
or email vzimmermann@portmanatee.com


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