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Company: City of Kansas City, Missouri
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 28, 2013
Job ID: 1465143



(City Communications Officer)

(Job Reference #502310)

Full-time position available with the Office of the City Manager. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Advises city officials and managers in the development, establishment and maintenance of effective and consistent current and long range policies, plans and practices that impact public information distribution and public relations, both internal and external. Directs staff and activities in the areas of Internet and intranet content development; media relations and community engagement; video production and government TV services; copy development and editing services; graphic design services; and support for City departments. These activities are focused to accomplish the following:

  • Development and implementation of citywide strategic communications plan, leveraging all available media, i.e. traditional, social, video, web-based, etc. Establishes communications policies, guidelines and quality standards and compliance metrics for collateral materials.
  • Provide leadership in promoting the Kansas City brand
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and disseminate positive, consistent messaging across all facets of the organization. Assists department managers and representatives in developing their public relations programs and developing promotional materials to advertise their activities.
  • Foster positive relationships with media and provide timely, proactive and responsive information to media inquiries.
  • Create opportunities for the community to understand and engage their local government.
  • Coordinate internal communications activities directed at the City’s workforce.

Performs related duties as assigned and required. Requires an accredited Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related area and 5 years of administrative experience in directing a major public information, public relations or communications program; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Preference for an accredited Master’s degree in journalism, marketing or communications with an emphasis in strategic or integrated communications. Please highlight this as part of your application materials.

Salary Range: $5,607-$9,764/month. Application Deadline Date: February 19, 2013. Apply online at EOE. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.



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