The City of Janesville (population 63,500), located in south central Wisconsin, is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Communications Specialist in the City Manager’s Office. This full-time, exempt position designs and implements a comprehensive approach to effective communication between the City and its stakeholders with particular emphasis on relations between the City Manager’s Office and City employees, the public, media, external elected and appointed officials, business leaders, and community groups. This position also manages the development and maintenance of the City’s website, Intranet, and other information platforms; manages and coordinates the City’s main social media presence; develops and implements the City’s annual legislative program; serves as a liaison between the City and news media; and develops press releases for distribution. The Communications Specialist is supervised under the general direction of the Assistant to the City Manager.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration, Communication, Journalism, Marketing, or closely related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of two (2) years’ municipal experience or communications/marketing experience is required. Superior written and oral communication skills; effective interpersonal skills; skills in utilizing social media platforms; and, excellent organizational, analytical, judgment, and problem-solving skills are essential for this position.
The starting salary for this position is $52,000 firm with the opportunity to earn up to a 5% increase after 6 months of employment based on good job performance. The City of Janesville offers a comprehensive benefit package. Individuals interested in applying can submit their application on the City’s website at. www.ci.janesville.wi.us. Candidates should also include a cover letter, resume, and references with their application. This position will remain open until October 25, 2020.
The City of Janesville, Wisconsin, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.