Marketing and Communications Specialist

City of Elmhurst

The City of Elmhurst is committed to providing responsive and superior governmental services in an environment of respect in order to protect and enhance the quality of life of those who live, work, visit, and conduct business in our community.

We invite you to Explore Elmhurst! Close to Everything, Unlike Anything Elmhurst is an ideal location with proximity to major airports and minimum drive time to major market places. Situated as the eastern gateway to DuPage County, Elmhurst is located sixteen miles west of Chicago, minutes from O’Hare airport, and at the crossroads of key Illinois expressways. This dynamic suburban city is home to more than 44,000 residents and 2,500-plus businesses. The all-around appeal of Elmhurst is frequently recognized on “it” community lists and earned the city national recognition in 2014 as one of Family Circle Magazines Top 10 U.S. Towns to live in.

Founded in 1836, Elmhurst is a historic, tree-lined community with a wide variety of housing, offering those who live, work and do business here -- a vibrant mix of the past and the future. It enjoys thriving retail shopping centers and urban boutiques, excellent restaurants, a ten screen movie theatre, multiple automobile dealerships, and three business parks. Arts and culture abound with four distinct museums and an outstanding symphony orchestra.

Position Details

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Elmhurst, IL

Under the direction of the Communications Manager, this position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to strengthen the City’s social media efforts and public education efforts. This includes creating content that highlights City/departmental activities and services available to the public through a variety of communications media, education programs and community resources; responds to media requests for information.

Other duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting with creating content, editing, coordination of design and production of the City’s print and digital publications, which includes the quarterly newsletter, monthly e-newsletter, department and City marketing pieces, website, intranet, scripts, public programing, and other collateral and media used to promote the City. 
  • Assisting with media inquiries and serving as a backup Public Information Officer (PIO) to Communications Manager as needed and during emergencies. 
  • Performing a mix of routine, complex and confidential public relations tasks in accordance with the City Communications Plan, which can include the coordination and creation of talking points, public relations events, and other tasks related to positively promote the City. 
  • Attending events and takes photos/video of people, events, buildings and other happenings in the City as needed to produce City materials and communications; maintaining the City’s photo library current and organized. 
  • Working with the Communications Manager to develop Key Performance Indicator reports on the City’s Communication initiatives. 
  • Providing data analysis and information from multiple sources to help enable more efficient processes. 
  • Developing and implementing data-driven strategies to optimize marketing campaigns.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field; and two (2) years of professional experience in public relations, communications, journalism, or marketing; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. 
  • Experience in data-driven marketing strategies is highly preferred. 

The salary range for this position is $72,460 to $101,444; offer will be dependent upon qualifications. Health, Dental, and vision benefits are also included.

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