Public Communications Specialist

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Public Communications Specialist
Colorado Springs, CO
Public Communications Specialist I

In this position, you will provide assistance in the strategic development, implementation, and coordination of media relations, marketing, advertising, special events, communications, and citizen participation activities for the Airport (Colorado Springs Airport).

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:

  • Analyze communications needs and develop strategic communications plans
  • Identify, research, and play a key role in the resolution of public issues
  • Research, design, develop, and implement communications, advertising, and marketing strategies, including planning, copy writing, media buying, image positioning, and design and production of final product
  • Develop, write, edit, and market Airport information to local, state, national trade publications, and broadcast media
  • Produce marketing collateral, such as brochures and newsletters
  • Participate in shaping public opinion and perception; identify and create key communications plans and statements
  • Work with focus groups and task forces to offer strategies for conflict resolution, public participation, and communications
  • Coordinates logistics for a variety of special events, including venues, vendors, publicity, and communications

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, codes, and regulations
  • Digital and social media tools
  • Pertinent Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations
  • Proper English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Modern office procedures and equipment

Ability to:

  • Multi-task, function well under pressure, and meet various deadlines
  • Create graphical displays, brochures, and media
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:

Experience which demonstrates familiarity with mobile applications, graphic design, campaign marketing and promotional, and e-mail marketing software.
Experience utilizing, and communicating with, social and digital media tools.
Experience with airport/aviation public relations and marketing.

Supervision Exercised: Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees. 

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Computer, printer, copier, telephone, and standard office equipment. 

Specialized Computer Equipment and Software: Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Relevant Background and Formal Education:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in communications, journalism, media relations, or a related field.

One year of full-time public relations, communications, or marketing experience.

Possess, or obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license.

 Additional Information:
This position requires on-call availability for after-hour emergency communications and occasional 24 hour operations.

The selected candidate must pass a fingerprint-based criminal history records check as required by the Transportation Security Administration.

Physical Demands: The ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds occasionally is required.

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