3CMA - Communications Manager - Job Posting

About the position

Under the general supervision of Assistant to the City Manager, the Communications Manager is responsible for strategy and implementation of all communications.

In this context, this position is responsible for managing the external relationships between the City and its local, regional, and national stakeholders. This person will be responsible for communications planning, development of strong relationships with members of the media and community representatives, professional community relations/community outreach and events, regular media training and coaching for City staff and leadership, design and maintenance of communications materials, design and standards, and all of the City’s online, in-person, multimedia, and printed communications. 

Specific work will involve a broad range of tasks, including project management, media relations, crisis communications, website content management, digital media management, marketing, electronic communications, special events, intergovernmental relations, resident engagement, and community building. In addition to providing professional advice to City leadership, this position also serves as a professional resource to individual City departments for their public involvement plans and strategies. 

Desired education and experience

Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Public Relations, or related field; Master’s degree preferred. Five (5) to eight (8) years of demonstrated excellence in media relations, public relations, marketing, or journalism. Strong writing skills in a variety of genres (press releases, advertising copy, digital media, etc.) essential. A combination of education and experience to provide the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Ability to effectively interact with a broad range of people to effectively accomplish assigned tasks or projects.  Ability to follow both verbal and written instructions, and the ability to issue clear concise verbal and/or written instructions to subordinates and other employees and report operations verbally or in written form to superiors. Demonstrated personal effectiveness, credibility, thoroughness, flexibility, and collaboration skills in adhering to and advancing the City’s vision, mission and values.

For more information on the Communications Manager job posting please visit the Member Services section of the 3CMA website.

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