Public Information Officer
City of New Haven - New Haven, CT

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PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
DEPARTMENT: MAYOR’S OFFICE
POSTED UNTIL FILLED

NATURE OF WORK:
The City of New Haven is looking for an exemplary communications professional to lead the visioning, planning, and implementation of ongoing strategic communications in support of the Administration’s policy priorities. This is a government communications position within a fast-paced work environment requiring experience with online and traditional media, policy advocacy and the creation of digital media including microsites, with high potential to go viral and other storytelling forms. The applicant should have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and to be flexible working with City staff, the public, elected officials and partner organizations.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in communications or a closely related field. A minimum 3-years experience with progressively increasing responsibility in media relations, and the following knowledge, abilities and skills listed in job description, including but not limited to: Solid follow-through and attention to detail; Strong interpersonal and consensus building skills; Strong organizational skills and the ability to support and manage others; Excellent writing, public speaking, and media skills; Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally with the public, elected officials, employees, department heads, funding sources and other human service and community development professionals; Ability to handle multiple projects and deal with shifting priorities; Proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not required; A commitment to activism, volunteerism and the mission of the Administration.
INSTRUCTIONS:
In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application to the Department of Human Resources.

For more info, call (203) 946-8252; or visit website www.cityofnewhaven.com. Criminal background reviews are performed. Applications & job descriptions available at the Dept. of Human Resources, 200 Orange Street, 1st floor, New Haven, CT 06510, Monday-Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Resumes may be mailed to above address, faxed to (203) 946-7166, or emailed in Word or RTF format. Include job title in subject line. Applications/Resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on REMOVAL DATE. Minority applicants encouraged to apply. EOE, M/F/D.


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