Communications Director

This position is available immediately in the City Manager's office.
Duties: Manages public information and communications outreach programs. Work involves planning, designing, managing, and implementing the City’s communication, public relations, marketing, branding, and outreach programs designed to promote City interests and inform the public about municipal government services, policies, laws and ordinances, and programs and events. The position serves as the City’s official media spokesperson and manages the City’s Cable TV channel and media relations. Work is performed with considerable latitude, using independent judgment and action under the general direction of the City Manager. Supervision is exercised over the Community Relations Specialist, Cable TV Manager, and marketing resources including part time employees and consultants.
Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or closely related field and at least five years of progressively responsible, related experience. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of public information, community relations practices, marketing, and media requirements. Knowledge and skill in use of social media, Internet, and broadcast, video, and photographic equipment. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Periodic evening meetings
Salary: $83,395-$133,199 annually, DOQ
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
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