City of Kansas City Missouri   Kansas City, MO   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on June 12, 2022
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(Job Opening ID #515217)


Two full-time positions available with KCMO’s Office of the City Manager, Communications Division,

414 E. 12th St.

Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with occasional evening and weekend hours). Manages daily operations as well as longer-term projects.

Fills in for the City Communications Director as needed. Represents the City when talking to the news media, residents and in other public settings. Supervises a team of 6-12 employees to fulfill the responsibilities of each section. Works with a variety of City departments, projects and initiatives, and collaborates across all communications functions with the entire communications team. Serves as a leader in the office and while meeting with clients. Provides excellent customer service and utilizes proactive problem solving. Assists in developing communications strategies for various City programs. Manages multiple high-profile projects. Performs other duties as assigned. Each supervisory position will lead a team of employees in one of these sections: Media Relations or Video Services. Media Relations Manager: Manages media relations, including developing and delivering city messages to the news media. Serves as a main City spokesperson both in print and on-camera. Coordinates events such as news conferences and public hearings. Supervises social media messaging and strategy. Supervises the organization, promotion and staffing of community and employee engagement events. Video Services Manager: Manages Channel 2 operations, including 15-20 hours of live Council meetings per week. Manages video production to create approximately 300 original videos per year, as well as the City’s YouTube Channel and other streaming technology. Supervises videographers and assigns coverage for news conferences and city events.

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or public administration or other appropriate disciplines and 7 years of experience in a variety of programs requiring specialized technical/professional experience, including 3 years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience, with at least three 3 years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience at the level of the City's Administrative Officer. Preference for an accredited Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications or similar field and 5 years of experience in news media, public relations, government or a related field.

Salary Range: $4,945-$8,833/month.

Application Deadline: June 27, 2022.

EOE. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.