City of Modesto Jobs Openings for Communications and Media Relations Officer

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Job Description:

The Communications and Media Relations Officer is responsible to perform administrative functions in the development and administration of the City’s community relations and public information programs; to serve as a public relations resource to the City Manager’s Office; to support the goals and objectives of the division through public outreach, community engagement, education programs, and marketing strategies

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and/or administer the preparation, publication, and distribution of internal and external newsletters, public service announcements, monthly utility bill inserts, annual reports, and other communications.
  • Confer with departments on initiatives, programs, and projects; provide guidance and direction regarding strategic communication planning and implementation; may serve as a project manager.
  • Solicit bids and recommend vendors; recommend design, color, graphics, and appropriate media in accordance with budget.
  • May serve as the City’s Public Information Officer in the absence of the Public Relations and Legislative Affairs Manager during citywide emergencies to develop and direct emergency information to the media, City employees, and the general public.
  • Collaborate with staff to identify and seek co-sponsorship community outreach opportunities.
  • Support the City’s community engagement, community outreach, marketing, public information, and media communications.
  • Assist in major press events, media management, and public outreach for City events and issues.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests for information from the media, government agencies, City staff, and members of the public.
  • Plan and coordinate video presentation projects using script-writing techniques; plan and develop content for and manage the production of video, audio, and commercial artwork for a variety of print, online, and multimedia publications and work products.
  • Develop, write, edit, design, and produce various communication materials, including newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, press releases, articles, multi-media presentations, correspondence, reports, speeches, and special publications.

Job Requirements:

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
  • Effectively function under multiple deadlines.
  • Writing and editing techniques for a variety of audiences.
  • Exercise independent judgment in identifying and responding to requests for information from the media and public.
  • Public information and community relations program development and implementation.
  • Research and problem-solving techniques.
  • Effective methods for preparing and presenting facts and information to the public and the media, including the formatting of materials for publications and news releases.
  • Principles and practices of public relations, media, marketing, and advertising.
  • Perform professional public information duties to promote and market City services and programs.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and desktop publishing programs.

Job Details:

Company: City of Modesto

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Modesto, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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