Public Affairs Specialist

City of Spring Hill
Job Description
Under the direction of the City Administrator, assists with maintaining the city’s website (www.springhillks.gov); monitors and updates various social media sites operated by the City; develops and maintains electronic and print newsletters; develops marketing materials and initiatves; writes news releases, speeches and other material. Works with media, elected City Council members, senior management team members, and city staff. Attends public engagements and assists with coordination and photo opportunities. Assists with public information during citywide emergencies and incidents.

Essential Duties
  • Produces a monthly City newsletter highlighting upcoming events, programs, and public information. Designs and prepares newsletter for print, including creating page layouts and infographics. Writes content and edits content. Manages newsletter printing schedule and deadlines.
  • Manages the City’s official website. Writes and edits content.  Creates multimedia content such as podcasts and videos.  Monitors website for acceptable performance and user accessibility.  Seeks feedback for website improvements.
  • Research, write and edit content for both traditional and new social media outlets.  Works with staff and stays abreast of social media trends, best practices, and technologies.
  • Responsible for all city communication/coordination of city activities, including public and special events and civic engagement programs.
  • Attends public engagements and assists with coordination and photo opportunities.
  • Assists with public information during citywide emergencies and incidents.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining marketing strategies.
  • Must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks.
  • Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time.
Duties, responsibilities, scheduling, shift assignments and work location, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
 
Education and Experience
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, social media, digital media, public relations, marketing or a related communications program, or an equivalent combination of formal education and work experience is preferred.
  • One year of experience in public relations, content management, journalism or social media with working knowledge and experience in HTML and relevant experience across key social media sites. Must be able to provide examples of previous work designing publications or web content.
 Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Attention to detail; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships; working knowledge of public sector administration; strong proofreading and editing skills, thorough knowledge of Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, to include Microsoft Office 365, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; working knowledge and experience in social media management; experience with website content management and the ability to express ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

Salary range is $21.67 to $29.25, dependent on qualifications. Position open until filled. The City of Spring Hill offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as paid leave and KPERS retirement.

To apply
Complete our online application and upload your cover letter and resume via our website at www.springhillks.gov

Paper applications printed from https://www.springhillks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/678/Employment-Application?bidId=
Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to: 
Human Resources
City of Spring Hill
401 N. Madison St.
P.O. Box 424
Spring Hill, KS 66083

hr@springhillks.gov


 
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