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Aurora Police Department
Aurora Police Department

Senior Communications Strategist - Multimedia Videographer

TYPE

Full Time

LOCATION

Aurora, CO
DATE POSTED
July 12, 2022
SALARY
$72,674 - $113,553
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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?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces


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

  • Perform a variety of tasks related to pre-production, production and post-production of digital products
  • Conceptualize, shoot, write and edit written and video content for the city's website and police social media platforms, metro media, community partners and AuroraTV for short-term and long-term projects.
  • Work closely with the city’s Communications Department staff on joint projects and strategies.
  • Build relationships with APD command staff and division chiefs to identify positive, proactive storytelling opportunities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant public safety strategists and videography teams in the metropolitan area and across the country.
  • Remain up-to-date and engaged in national public safety best practices.
  • Execute deliverables independently while maintaining a strong team relationship.
  • Participate in initiatives key to APD and all Denver metro area agencies
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Education:
Bachelor's Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, broadcasting, video production and/or directly related fields

Experience:
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.

Preferred:
Bilingual
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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