Communications Specialist

City of Wauwatosa

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Position Details

Communications Specialist
Southeast Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, WI

This position is responsible for creating content, developing, and implementing communications strategies that strengthen Wauwatosa's presence in the community, build awareness of programs and resources, and increase transparency in government operations. This position maintains positive relationships and provides responsive, accurate, and timely information relating to topics of public interest such as public safety, communications, construction updates, emergency information and more.

  • Develops content for and systematically updates communications via the city website, social media, newsletters, e-newsletters, videography, and other means to ensure public and internal awareness and understanding of key city initiatives, current projects, and events.
  • Assists in developing and implementing the communication strategic plan. 
  • Develops social media strategies in partnership with city departments and assists with their implementation as needed. 
  • Writes and edits and issues press releases, newsletter articles, website content, social media posts, community presentations and develops content for reports to committees and Common Council as assigned. 
  • Assesses, develops, recommends and implements programs that will enhance the City of Wauwatosa's profile, social media imprint, and reputation. 
  • Attend and present at public meetings on critical city projects and topics. Provides guidance on format and presentation material for public meetings to maximize government transparency. 
  • Creates communications strategies for city press conferences, coordinating the roles and speaking points of elected officials, public information officers, and other city experts who may be participating. 
  • Responsible for media oversight at city press events. 
  • Assists with preparing content for the city's communications outlets, including podcasting.
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field.
  • Experience writing for web and technical skills in webpage creation. 
  • Superior communication skills, including communication planning, research, social media, writing, and editing. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in oral and written form. 
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and manage projects independently. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional Qualifications 2-4 years of related experience preferred.

The starting pay for this position ranges from ($55,827.20 - $76,544.00 +/- annually), depending on experience and qualifications. This iscomplemented by an excellent benefits package, a robust wellness program, an on-site fitness center, free workplace clinic, paid parental leave, generous paid holidays and vacation, a pension plan, volunteer time off, a flexible workplace environment and the opportunity to work with dedicated professionals who have a passion for public service. visit our website at and click Benefits tab to find out more!

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