3CMA Job Posting - Communications and Media Specialist

Communications and Media Specialist

Opening Date:    February 5, 2016

Closing Date:    February 19, 2016 – 5 p.m.

Salary:        $52,650.15 - $64,496.25, Starting Salary 

Position Summary

Under general direction of the Communications and Marketing Director, and working closely with the Communications and Marketing team members and city departmental subject matter experts, the Communications and Media Specialist position plays an integral role in helping the city execute its strategic communications and marketing plans to communicate with its various internal and external audiences both to broaden the City's brand and to educate and communicate with residents and other local constituents on city business and Council and management goals and initiatives. This position calls for a well-rounded communications professional with a strong overall communications background, excellent writing skills, as well as strong social media experience and digital media content (social, video, Web) as well as print publications content, media relations, marketing, internal communications and crisis communications.

Education and/or Experience

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in local government or a corporate communication environment that includes public relations, social media, communications, journalism, writing or marketing; or an equivalent combination of training, experience or education. Familiarity with basic graphic design principles and Web CMS a plus, in addition to a well-rounded communications background. Must exhibit strong professionalism and 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 social media posts 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 work with team members toward common project goals. Must be able to plan, schedule, and coordinate projects and programs. Experience with pre-press and print-production processes a plus. Strong writing skills exhibited by work samples as well as demonstrated knowledge of best practices for online and electronic communications, including electronic newsletters, social media, and other online communications a must. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. 

Complete details can be found in the Member Services area of the 3CMA Website.

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