Public Relations Specialist

  • City of Iowa City, IA
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Oct 07, 2020
Part time Media-Journalism

Job Description

Public Relations Specialist

Community & Access Services

Permanent, part-time position (26 hours per week)

Full-time Salary Range $53,976.00 to $69,097.60


Under general direction develops and implements the Iowa City Public Library’s Public Relations plan. Develops promotional material for print, online, and video outlets. Represents the library in traditional and nontraditional media. Trains staff in effective public relations and marketing strategies. Supervises department hourly staff. Works occasional nights and weekends.

Minimum Education, Experience and Certification:

Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, English, communications, or related degree required. A minimum of three years of demonstrated experience working directly with print, broadcast, and social media required. Demonstrated writing, proofreading, and editing skills required. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite required. Valid Iowa driver’s license required.

Preferred Education, Experience and Certification:

Media relations experience is preferred. Experience working with a nonprofit organization preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Experience with WordPress preferred.


Please visit the City of Iowa City’s website at to complete the City of Iowa City online employment application. Please provide a cover letter and resume in addition to the application. Criminal background check required. Application deadline is November 13, 2020.

To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act.

The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.