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Communications Specialist
Ref No.: 18-08794
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 3 Years
Start Date: 08/03/2018
Position Description This is an on-site position requiring 20-25 hours of work between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1. Develops written communication for newsletters, an internal website, and some presentations. 2. Turns financial and accounting terminology into easily understandable language for non-finance folks. 3. Works with the senior communications specialist and project manager to create written materials and collateral for appropriate target audiences. 4. Attends meetings and interviews people at multiple levels of the organization to help create communications for county employees. 5. Performs related work as required. • Verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on written skills as this will be most of the job. • Copywriting, business writing, communications, or journalism background. • Financial background • Ability to communicate technical financial information into layman’s terms to a wide variety of people. • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, familiarity and comfort working with content management tools such as WordPress, Constant Contact, SharePoint, GovDelivery.
Skills Required 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
Experience Required Two years professional experience in communications, business writing, journalism or public relations. Additional related education may count towards required experience.
Experience Preferred
Education Required High School Diploma or GED Two years professional experience in communications, business writing, journalism or public relations. Additional related education may count towards required experience.
Education Preferred College preferred, but not required.
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