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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Join Our Team! Now Hiring for Communications Specialist

Hiring Communication Specialist for the City of Clear Lake Shores

The City of Clear Lake Shores is looking for a communications specialist responsible for creating clear and concise communication between City departments, social media outlets, and the general public.   

Responsibilities:

 Perform a variety of professional work involving media relations, marketing, branding, community outreach, social media, special programs, and other communication strategies for the city as a whole and/or within assigned city departments, boards or commissions. The ideal candidate is a multi-platform social media professional and exceptional storyteller with strong writing, photography, video, and organizational skills.  

  • Communicate critical information effectively to the public.
  • Work closely with emergency management team and first responders to ensure consistent communication during an emergency. Use leadership goals and the strategic communication plan to develop key messages.
  • Responsible for gathering, analyzing, and proactively disseminating information to ensure accurate, timely updates during an incident or event.
  • Write press releases and prepare information for distribution by media outlets.
  • Work closely with department heads to make sure that a consistent brand message is sent throughout all channels.
  • Design graphic material for the city’s website and social media platforms.
  • Create campaigns and design marketing material to promote local businesses or events.
  • Develop illustrations, logos and other vector images based on requirements. Prepare rough drafts and present ideas.
  • Establish and maintain a consistent brand image throughout all audiovisual material.
  • Work with city departments to brainstorm audiovisual content ideas to connect with the community and strengthen public trust.
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists and key external role-players. Respond to requests for information from media outlets.
  • Utilizes and understands the AP style of writing
  • Participate during city events as needed

 Requirements

  • Excellent social media management and or content management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Emergency management and crisis communication experience is preferred.
  • Excellent photography and videography skills.
  • Excellent graphic design skills.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Lightroom)
  • Experience with DSLR cameras and wireless mics is preferred.
  • Experience applying social media analytics preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field is preferred.
  • Emergency Management FEMA training is a plus.
  • Experience working for city government is a plus.

 This is a part-time, 20hr/week position, allowing for remote working and some limited on-site work. Pay rate is $18-20/hr, DOQ.

 To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to CStroup@clearlakeshores-tx.gov

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