3CMA Job Posting - Public Information Specialist

Job Posting - Public Information Specialist

Salary:        $34,935.68 (Yearly)Closing Date:    2/27/15   5:00 PM

The City is looking for a creative person who is passionate about communications to help tell our story to our residents and city employees. Working for the City has great benefits including employer-paid medical and dental premiums for the employee, no cost medical clinics for covered employees and dependents, a 2 to 1 match on retirement, 11 paid holidays, and vacation and sick leave. If you’re creative and passionate about communications, we’d love for you to come work with us!

Summary

The Public Information Specialist researches, documents, prepares, and distributes written and oral communications; communicates news of city programs, events, accomplishments, and services to various internal and external audiences; and produces web content. Collaborates with the department manager on communication strategies, including the development and implementation of communications plans for specific projects. Measures and evaluates output and outcomes from communications goals and objectives.

Essential Functions

  • Edit and produce internal and external newsletters, brochures, posters and other printed and electronic material from conception to finished product including design layout, writing content, taking photographs, shooting video, and creating graphics.
  • Write and edit news releases, opinion pieces, speeches, training presentations, and a variety of other written communications.
  • Write and edit content for the City's social media sites and monitor city department social media sites.
  • Produce content for the city’s internal and external websites.
  • Analyze statistical data from a variety of communication tools, including city social media sites and the city website.
  • Assist city departments with communication and media relation strategies and serve as an advertising and marketing resource.
  • Shoot still photographs of events and individuals or groups, either in studio or on location.
  • Assist with government access channel bulletin board and script writing for city government access channel, as requested.
  • Serve as public information contact for the media when the department manager is unavailable.
  • Assist in crisis management, including communicating to the media and public during emergencies.
  • Help develop departmental policies and protocols.
  • May supervise interns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in mass communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field with an additional three years or more experience in public affairs, media relations, marketing, social media, and graphic design; or any combination of relevant education and experience. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Valid current driver’s license. 

Complete details and how to apply can be found in the Member Services area of the 3CMA Website

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