Job Posting - Publicist

Job Posting - Publicist

Job Title: Publicist 
Department: Community Services 
Reports to: Community Services Administrator 
Salary: $60,803.16 - $75,324.36 Annually 
Application Deadline: November 2, 2015

Job Summary

Responsible for researching, evaluating, creating, coordinating and implementing communications strategy in connection with a variety of department-related issues and programs including department's community or special events. Formulate diverse materials into written press releases; submit press releases to local, regional and national media outlets; work with members of the media; curate departmental web pages; coordinate departmental social media; set and implement departmental internal and external communications strategy; develop marketing plans and collateral; edit departmental publications; write reports and speaking points for City staff and officials; photograph events. 

Major Duties

  • Researches, evaluates, creates, coordinates and implements communications strategy on a variety of department-related issues or programs, including community and/or special events. Sets and implements internal and external communications strategy. 
  • Works with the Department's staff on the publicity of various programs, events and issues. 
  • Formulates diverse materials into written press releases, feature suggestions, calendar listings, news alerts, etc. Creates and distributes Department's Newsletter (if applicable). Curates content and look of departmental web pages. 
  • Submits press releases, photo submissions and article pitches to local, regional and national media outlets. 
  • Serves as department's liaison to all media sources including magazines, newspapers, radio and television. Serves as a department liaison to the City's communications office, the Chamber of Commerce and the Conference & Visitor's Bureau. Coordinates departmental social media. 
  • Works with the City's own cable news channel to produce content and publicize events. 
  • Maintains an accurate file of clips from written and televised features, listings, news segments, etc. 
  • Photographs events. Maintains department photo library. 
  • Takes lead role in department entry of awards programs and contests. 
  • Provides creative input and/or develops and creates: departmental marketing and publicity campaigns, departmental entry of awards programs and contests, and other related collateral. 
  • Writes reports and speaking points for City staff and officials. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field preferred. Master's degree in policy, marketing, communications or writing encouraged; AND 
  • Minimum of (3) three years' experience as a publicist, journalist, staff writer or marketing associate, or any combination of related education and experience. 

To Apply

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

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