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Communications Specialist
Ref No.: 18-02553
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 3 Years
Start Date: 04/06/2018
Position Description 1. Develops effective communication tools, including materials and publications for internal distribution. 2. Works with the department head, project manager, and senior communications specialist to create written materials and collateral for appropriate target audiences. 3. Attends meetings and interviews people at multiple levels of the organization to help create communications for county departments and offices. 4. Performs related work as required. 5. May be reassigned in emergency situations.
Skills Required The ideal candidate would need to have: • Verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on written skills as this will be most of the job. • Financial background • Ability to communicate technical financial information into layman’s terms to a wide variety of people. • Expert PowerPoint, familiarity and comfort working with content management tools such as WordPress, Constant Contact, Sharepoint, GovDelivery. Working knowledge of current English usage and various journalistic styles. Skill in developing materials to convey complex program information. Ability to compose press releases, newsletters, brochures and presentations. Ability to work effectively with other employees, agencies, and the public.
Skills Preferred Verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on written skills as this will be most of the job. Financial background. Ability to communicate technical financial information into layman’s terms to a wide variety of people. Expert PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher and SharePoint skills listed in order of priority.
Experience Required Microsoft Office - PowerPoint - Excel Two years professional experience in media, communications, journalism or public relations. Additional related education may count towards required experience.
Experience Preferred
Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Education Preferred Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, marketing or related field.
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