Communications Specialist Opening – City of Garden City, KS

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    Michelle Stegman

    Communications Specialist

    The City of Garden City, a progressive, culturally diverse city of 29,000 and the largest city in Western Kansas is seeking a Communications Specialist (salary range $39,648 to $60,959 DOQ, with excellent benefits and retirement plan). The position is responsible for coordinating information and educational activities for the City of Garden City. The Communications Specialist has oversight of City communications tools including cable Channel 8, the City website, City newsletters Facebook, Twitter and performs communication activities for City promotions, communications services and professional development. The position occasionally will assist the City administration with analysis and special projects.

    The candidate will have three years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of mass communication, media coverage, public relations or a related field. Prefer experience in municipal government or a large public agency. Other desirable skills include the ability to use technology as a primary means of communication; producing and distributing print and video public information pieces; multi-lingual; and proven communication and interpersonal skills. Preferred backgrounds may include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in: journalism, mass communication, public relations, public administration, related field or a broad range of desired talents and skills. The City will be flexible in considering a combination of education and work experience; however the job is classified in a pay range with other positions that have a degree in a related field.

    Please submit letter of application including salary history, resume, and three work-related references in confidence to Human Resource Director, PO Box 998, Garden City, KS 67846; 620-276-1175 (phone); 620-276-1169 (fax); [email protected] (e-mail). The City of Garden City Communications Plan is located at Resume review will begin June 15, 2011. EOE

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