COMMUNITY INFORMATION MANAGER
(Regular Full-Time Position)
Recruitment Open Until Filled
The City of Kettering’s City Manager’s office is recruiting to fill the Regular Full-Time position of “Community Information Manager.” The Community Information Manager is responsible for hands-on development and management of all mediums of communication with the community, including, but not limited to, traditional and digital communications, marketing, public affairs media relations, and multi-media productions. The Community Information Manager also prepares all print and electronic publications, administers City social media accounts, and is responsible for overall City branding and promotions. Additionally, this position is responsible for disseminating appropriate information to residents and advancing a positive image of the City. The employee in this position reports to and is under the general supervision of the City Manager and/or Assistant City Manager.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Candidates must have knowledge of current principles, practices, techniques and objectives of public information and media relations programs, marketing, graphic design, public administration and project management; advanced knowledge and abilities in mass communication using various media, public speaking and written communications; some knowledge of the principles and practices of economics, statistics, group behavior and dynamics, sociology, and municipal administration. Must be articulate and concise in written and oral communications; Must have an excellent command of the English language.
Outstanding writing, editing skills, research and interview techniques are essential for this position. Familiarity with design and layout for marketing brochures, flyers and newsletters is required. Must have excellent problem-solving skills; the ability to design and develop a variety of promotional and informational materials; the ability to plan, organize and implement special events; the ability to coordinate activities with other groups and agencies; the ability to oversee web site development and understand municipal operations to formulate and implement comprehensive communication plans; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, employees, officials, other agencies, other jurisdictions and vendors; the ability to communicate orally with other employees, members of the media, other agencies, and the public by telephone, one-to-one, face-to-face, and in group settings; the ability to work independently; and the ability to define, develop, propose and implement goals and objectives. Must possess excellent project management and public speaking skills, as well as advanced computer skills. Occasional attendance outside of regular business hours required.
Ideal candidates should have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in public administration, business management, journalism, mass media communications or public relations and a degree in journalism, English, communications, public relations, public administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Master’s degree a plus, in one of the mentioned specialties.
The current pay for this position ranges from $31.28 ($65,062) up to $44.05/hr. ($91,624/yr.). Entry rate is contingent upon the candidate’s related experience, skills, education, knowledge, and abilities. Excellent Benefits.
Individuals who are interested in this employment opportunity, should submit a Resume, Cover Letter, Professional Writing Sample, and Salary History including a brief overview of relevant work experience and education to: Director of Human Resources, Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429-2799; via email to email@example.com; or via fax to 937-296-3371. This position is open until filled, however resume review will begin July 29, 2019.
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