Summary of Job Duties
The hiring range for this position is $72,674– $90,843 / Annually
The full salary range for this position is $72,674 - $113,553 / Annually
All applications must include a Cover Letter and Resume, including at least 3 professional references.
The Communications Strategist Sr reports to the supervisor of the Aurora Police Department Media Relations Unit within the Office of the Chief of Police, this position performs full professional level work, planning, producing and coordinating studio, remote, file, live and recorded production. This role is a dedicated storyteller for the department by creating compelling multimedia content to connect with and educate the public about the work of the Aurora Police Department. This includes both internal and external projects, such as: public service announcements; critical incident briefs; recruiting efforts; promotion of agency initiatives; internal communications; community engagement; and employee features.
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
The Aurora Police Department
The Aurora Police Department is responsible for providing law enforcement services to a growing, urban/suburban community with unique and ever-changing needs. We strongly believe that the challenges facing the police department can only be addressed effectively by connecting with community leaders, school administrators, members of the business community, non-profit organizations, other government agencies, neighborhood groups and most importantly, individual residents. It is through this spirit of partnership that we will continue to see further reductions in crime and we will enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and play in our city.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
To be employed by the Aurora Police Department you will need to successfully pass a background check, polygraph test, and fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment. Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
Bachelor's Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, broadcasting, video production and/or directly related fields
At least 3 years of recent experience as a strategic content producer specializing in video storytelling, and a documented track record of producing compelling, emotional stories on digital and legacy media platforms, including social media.
Five (5) years or more of recent experience in mid- and/or large-size television markets as a multimedia journalist and/or photojournalist and/or creative services producer,
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