Staff Specialist/Assistant to the City Manager
San Jose, CA
The City Manager’s Office of Communications is recruiting for an Assistant to the City Manager position. This Assistant to the City Manager will act as a Deputy Public Information Manager and report to the Director of Communications. The Deputy Public Information Manager manages a portfolio of City departments and serves as a media contact and/or spokesperson, as well as a Deputy Emergency Public Information Officer.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential for this position. An ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in marketing and public relations techniques, technologies and platforms, including digital/social media and visual storytelling. The Deputy Public Information Manager also will advise senior-level managers and elected officials about communications, news media, and community implications and alternatives for decisions, policies and programs. Previous local government and/or public relations/advertising agency experience preferred.
This is a permanent at-will position with the City Manager’s Office reporting to the City Manager’s Director of Communications.