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Communications Manager

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Cambridge, MA

City of Cambridge


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Published 11 days ago

$75,868 - $91,680annually

Under the direction of the Deputy Director/Chief of Administration, the Communications Manager will oversee agency-wide communications and media related functions. Our expectations are that the successful candidate will be a highly motivated, well-organized self-starter with excellent interpersonal communication skills who enjoys public and community interactions. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Direct internal and external communications for the Community Development Department (CDD) and its divisions; coordinate communication with City’s Director of Communications and Community Relations, other City departments, and outside organizations as needed.
  • Oversee development and execution of CDD’s long-term communications plan; incorporate and build upon (as needed) departmental brand guidelines and style guides to ensure consistency in CDD’s messaging across print and digital platforms
  • Coordinate and develop media relations to promote departmental programs, public events, and initiatives to the community; optimize opportunities for engagement
  • Develop creative materials for use in web, social and print media; utilize for publicity and marketing of programmatic campaigns and to increase awareness of CDD’s community engagement efforts.
  • Manage the Department’s website content; write original content for department homepage and other webpages, upload documents as necessary and approve web edits from staff members. Serve as departmental liaison for website upgrades.
  • Manage the Department’s social media strategy, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Develop press releases, advisories, and talking points for the department head and others
  • Design, draft and edit departmental publications as needed.
  • Collaborate with department staff to plan, review and execute initiatives and campaigns that promote the department’s comprehensive programs. Prepare updates on events and CDD successes; create periodic reports to communicate progress.
  • May represent CDD at public events and/or make presentations to audiences that vary in size and backgrounds.
  • May provide oversight to interns and/or consultants.
  • Attend evening meetings as needed
  • Perform other duties as required.

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English or a related field; plus 4-7 years of experience; an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to relate to audiences with multiple dimensions of diversity, and work collaboratively with peers.
  • Experience implementing communications strategies as well as using data to drive content strategies
  • Knowledge of and experience using Adobe Creative Cloud software; ability to create design templates for flyers, posters, and other materials that align with branding guidelines
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Proficiency and comfort with technology, particularly social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and development of web content.
  • Ability to work independently on routine tasks and manage recurring project cycles.

  PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 5+ years of communications experience, including exposure to one or more of CDD’s programs (i.e., Community Planning, Housing, Economic Development, Environmental & Transportation Planning, and Zoning & Development)
  • Experience implementing methods to measure and increase public engagement
  • Experience with website content management systems, including content updates and basic HTML coding
  • Knowledge of web-specific communication strategies and UX best practices a plus
  • Familiarity with the Cambridge community preferred.

 RATE             $75,868 - $91,680 + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit your resume (including social media handle), letter of interest, and a brief writing/graphic sample via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume (including social media handle), letter of interest and brief writing/graphic sample requested by 12/15/20. Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  

 

Under the direction of the Deputy Director/Chief of Administration, the Communications Manager will oversee agency-wide communications and media related functions. Our expectations are that the successful candidate will be a highly…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

excellent municipal benefit package

excellent municipal benefit package

Location

344 Broadway, Room 309, Cambridge, MA 02139

How to Apply

Submit your resume (including social media handle), letter of interest, and a brief writing/graphic sample via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume (including social media handle), letter of interest and brief writing/graphic sample requested by 12/15/20. Position will remain open until filled. We are an AA/EEO Employer.

Submit your resume (including social media handle), letter of interest, and a brief writing/graphic sample via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Department…

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