Three months after two employees in the Communications Department were sent packing for “budgetary” reasons, the city says it is hiring a senior public communications specialist in that office.
The job pays between $56,388 and $70,476.
“The Communications Division at the City of Colorado Springs is not adding a position,” Chief Communications Officer Cindy Aubrey said in a message.
“Unfortunately, Mary Scott, will be leaving us to take a teaching position – a transition she has been working on for the last few years. We will miss Mary and we wish her well in her new teaching job.”
According to the job posting, the new employee “must be a dynamic, creative individual who brings a spirit of innovation and re-invention to the City Communications Department.”
“You will perform research and analysis using a variety of resources to craft appropriate media messages, write press releases, opinion editorials, and other materials and work with members of the national, regional, and local media to share City stories; identify proactive opportunities for media outreach; coordinate media conferences; track and analyze media coverage trends on key issues of interest; and assist with all scheduled City / Mayoral events. Responsibilities also include writing/editing web material; responding to press inquiries; public outreach opportunities; and working closely with crisis communications team.”
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