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Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist


Salary Track: F-G

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Rate:

RESPONSIBILITIES COMMON TO THE POSITION:

General public awareness of library services and materials on local, state, and national levels through professional journals, TV, radio, newspaper, cable channel, participation in community events and production of library publications and videos.

TYPICAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION:

Video Production: Responsible for all phases of in-house video production. Programs produced include those aired on local access cable channels, distributed to the public, and used for in-house training. Develop budget for video function. Select, bid out and purchase equipment. Foster working relations with other local cable channels as well as with cable companies. Assist with public relations functions.
Print Media: Responsible for all publicity on library services and materials. Produce news releases and feature article. Design and publish program calendars. Write, edit, design and publish a variety of regular publications such as newsletters relating to special library services; business, government, local history and government documents as well as a general library newsletter. Assist with design and layout of summer reading program materials, annual report and special printing projects. Occasional clerical duties related to bulk mailing account, folding and addressing. Develop budget for public relations functions. Assist with video production.
Community Events: Organize, publicize, and carry out special library events. Assist the Friends of the Library with bookfair and community receptions. Help set up and man displays at community programs.

DIRECTION RECEIVED:

Works independently, receiving minimum detailed supervision and guidance. Refers complex questions to Community Resource Bureau Coordinator.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of applicable computer software; word processing, database management, desk top publishing.
Knowledge of video production equipment including cameras, editing equipment, character generators, and sound boards.
Baccalaureate Degree and three (3) or more years directly related work experience.

(Approved 6/14/93)