Education and/or Experience
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of five (5) years previous experience and/or training, including a minimum of (3) years supervisory experience. Must have excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with individuals both internal and external to the City. Broad range of writing ability required, from advertising copy to technical articles. Must be able to take complex policy and/or technical information and communicate it in an every-day manner; must be able to edit and proof copy to improve readability and be understandable to a target audience. Must be able to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate personnel. Must be able to plan, schedule, and coordinate projects and programs, including large events. Must be able to manage outside vendors, including experience with pre-press and print-production processes. Computer graphics design experience, and experience managing and directing employees in creative disciplines preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for online and electronic communications, including web publishing, electronic newsletters, social media, and other online communications a must. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Must have a solid, working knowledge of media relations and skill in dealing with the media and citizens on sensitive issues, including handling difficult questions.