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Director of Communications

Posted by Taylor Campbell on October 30, 2018 at 2:52 PM

The Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin is seeking an experienced, creative and goal-oriented Director of Communications to lead our Communications team. Communications is responsible for talking points, media relations, social media, website content management and much more. The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience leading a
team, driving content and possess a unique, creative vision to help shape public perception of the Controller’s Office.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interface with the Controller and Senior Staff to distill complicated reports and audits to easily consumable press releases, social media posts and more;
  • Use strong written skills to write newsletters, press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, and talking points;
  • Lead and drive the vision of a talented communications team that includes a Deputy Director of Communications and Communications Deputy to develop communications strategies and assist with media relations, create video content and more;
  • Tap knowledge of the governmental and political realities of the City of Los Angeles to drive meaningful change from the Controller’s office.

 

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Impeccably strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to
    communicate complex information in a concise and interesting way;
  • A creative streak with outside-the-box approaches to communications;
  • Ability to lead a team, work with other top-level members of the team, handle multiple
    assignments at once, work quickly and meet deadlines in a collegial, fast-paced
    environment;
  • Strong social media skills and proven success in growing social media audiences

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of six (6) years of full-time experience in a similar position or experience on par. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email resume and brief cover letter with subject “Director of Communications” to jeremy.oberstein@lacity.org.


Deputy Director of Communications

Posted by Taylor Campbell on October 30, 2018 at 2:43 PM

The Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin is seeking a creative and goal-oriented Deputy Director of Communications to join our Communications team. Communications is responsible for speech writing, press relations, social media, photography, and website content management. The ideal candidate for this position will be a positive self-starter and have a creative vision to help shape public perception of the Controller’s Office.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the website and social media channels for the Controller’s Office including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and YouTube.
  • Drafts newsletters, press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, and talking points.
  • Works with the Communications Director and Communications Deputy to develop communications strategies and assist with media relations.
  • Leads development of ads, videos, event photography, and social media graphics.

 

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Very strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information in a concise and interesting way.
  • A creative streak with outside-the-box approaches to communications.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly and meet deadlines in a collegial, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong social media skills and proven success in growing social media audiences.
  • Interest in and understanding of municipal governance and public sector innovation.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) years of full-time experience in a similar position.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email resume and brief cover letter with subject ‘Deputy Director of Communications’ to jeremy.oberstein@lacity.org.