Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of research methods and interviewing techniques, graphic design, photography, printing and production.
Knowledge of video production including writing scripts, shooting video and editing.
Knowledge of the basic principles of marketing and mechanisms for evaluating feedback to improve communication efforts.
Knowledge of various media that allow for the diverse distribution of public information.
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws pertaining to open meetings and open records.
Superior writing and editing skills.
Ability to plan and direct projects from inception to completion.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public, media, City Council and staff.
Ability to maintain a positive image on television.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including, but not limited to PC, digital camera, and copier.
Ability to perform a variety of physical skills including, but not limited to typing, walking and writing.
Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine discrimination in sound.
Ability to work in an indoor and occasionally work in an outdoor environment.
Ability to operate a motorized vehicle.
Qualifying Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree in journalism or public relations. A minimum of three years’ work experience in journalism or public relations. Possession of a valid driver's license. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Must successfully complete pre-employment screening, including a criminal background check and MVR.