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Public Relations Specialist II (Vacancy)

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Public Relations Specialist II (Vacancy)   

JOB TITLE:

Public Relations Specialist II (Vacancy)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Columbus Ohio United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Definition

The Department of Development is seeking a senior public relations practitioner and strategist to design and implement communications and community engagement strategies related to housing, economic development, city planning, zoning and human services.
The person in this role will execute communications strategies that support the Citys efforts to double the number of homes built in the Columbus Region over the next 15 years, update the citys 70-year-old zoning code to promote equitable growth, create jobs for Columbus residents, and support residents experiencing homelessness and other negative consequences of our regional housing shortage.
Regular tasks will include implementing press conferences for elected officials, engaging with news media, creating multimedia content, issues management, and developing messaging platforms to support department programs.

Under general direction, is responsible for performing fully-skilled public relations work; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.
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Serves as the designated spokesperson for a department, division, agency, or program;

Responds to media inquiries, advises staff on media responses, and contacts press for various events and conferences;

Develops and implements communication strategies designed to keep the public informed, explain policy, and promote the facilities, programs, services, and events occurring within a department, division, or agency;

Designs various marketing pieces such as logos, fliers, brochures, print ads, post cards, pamphlets, and programs to be used for educational, informational, or other purposes;

Develops the expanded use of social media channels to disseminate information and cultivate public relations; measures performance of channels to determine success and inform efforts;

Coordinates and plans the development of informational and educational materials such as news releases, bulletins, newsletters, and brochures for the public and news media;

Prepares speeches, correspondence, acknowledgements, and oral presentations to be delivered by City directors, administrators, and/or officials;

Coordinates the response to public document requests and provides recommendations for vital correspondence/communications;

Serves as an advisor on public relations issues and policy development on such topics as media contact, public notifications, response to community concerns, solicitation of public input, and talking points;

Coordinates the preparation and distribution of various publications to include budgeting, specification bidding, layout and design, article writing, editing, printing, and circulation;

Serves as liaison to area commissions, neighborhood associations, special interest groups, and business organizations impacted by departmental/divisional/agency policies and services;

Writes proclamations/resolutions for City Council/Mayoral recognition;

May supervise staff engaged in the development of informational and educational material for the public and news media.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a bachelor's degree and three (3) years of professional experience in media, journalism, marketing, or public relations.

Test/Job Contact Information

Recruitment #: 24-3105-V1
Employment Type: Full-Time (Regular)

Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:

Tamara Sanford
Department of Development
Office of the Development Director
111 N.
Front St.
8th fl.

Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: (614) 645-8601
E: tlsandford@columbus.
gov

The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

51.83 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707242473-2e85b2d1c75c0b1c92c4a2d7f3f343d1

LOCATION:

Ohio United States

CITY:

Columbus

Job Origin:

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Definition

The Department of Development is seeking a senior public relations practitioner and strategist to design and implement communications and community engagement strategies related to housing, economic development, city planning, zoning and human services. The person in this role will execute communications strategies that support the Citys efforts to double the number of homes built in the Columbus Region over the next 15 years, update the citys 70-year-old zoning code to promote equitable growth, create jobs for Columbus residents, and support residents experiencing homelessness and other negative consequences of our regional housing shortage. Regular tasks will include implementing press conferences for elected officials, engaging with news media, creating multimedia content, issues management, and developing messaging platforms to support department programs.

Under general direction, is responsible for performing fully-skilled public relations work; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)

Serves as the designated spokesperson for a department, division, agency, or program;

Responds to media inquiries, advises staff on media responses, and contacts press for various events and conferences;

Develops and implements communication strategies designed to keep the public informed, explain policy, and promote the facilities, programs, services, and events occurring within a department, division, or agency;

Designs various marketing pieces such as logos, fliers, brochures, print ads, post cards, pamphlets, and programs to be used for educational, informational, or other purposes;

Develops the expanded use of social media channels to disseminate information and cultivate public relations; measures performance of channels to determine success and inform efforts;

Coordinates and plans the development of informational and educational materials such as news releases, bulletins, newsletters, and brochures for the public and news media;

Prepares speeches, correspondence, acknowledgements, and oral presentations to be delivered by City directors, administrators, and/or officials;

Coordinates the response to public document requests and provides recommendations for vital correspondence/communications;

Serves as an advisor on public relations issues and policy development on such topics as media contact, public notifications, response to community concerns, solicitation of public input, and talking points;

Coordinates the preparation and distribution of various publications to include budgeting, specification bidding, layout and design, article writing, editing, printing, and circulation;

Serves as liaison to area commissions, neighborhood associations, special interest groups, and business organizations impacted by departmental/divisional/agency policies and services;

Writes proclamations/resolutions for City Council/Mayoral recognition;

May supervise staff engaged in the development of informational and educational material for the public and news media.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a bachelor's degree and three (3) years of professional experience in media, journalism, marketing, or public relations.

Test/Job Contact Information

Recruitment #: 24-3105-V1
Employment Type: Full-Time (Regular)

Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:

Tamara Sanford
Department of Development
Office of the Development Director
111 N. Front St. 8th fl.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: (614) 645-8601
E: tlsandford@columbus.gov

The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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