TEMPORARY MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS (MEDIA RELATIONS)

  • Los Angeles Metro
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 30, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Community Relations or PR and Marketing Information Technology and Communication Services Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $84,468 - $105,560 - $126,672

Job Description

Basic Function
To manage and oversee the production of major transit communications and promotional publications.
Example Of Duties
  • Plans, prepares, and oversees the design, typesetting, and printing of publications for ridership clientele, the public, Board of Directors, and Metro staff
  • Plans, prepares, and oversees the conceptual design, production, and distribution of video programs to mass media outlets, community groups, staff, and other audiences
  • Writes, edits, and proofreads copy for publications, footage, and scripts for public information materials and video productions
  • Plans and acquires photography and graphics for publications and footage and other video-related elements for use in video productions
  • Develops and monitors project plans, budgets, and costs for communications and promotional publications
  • Analyzes production contracts and vendors' performance and identifies solutions to minimize production and printing costs
  • Prepares reports and recommendations on communications and promotional goals and activities
  • Conducts surveys and research on publications; prepares reports and recommendations
  • Assists in developing annual strategic marketing plans
  • Supervises subordinate staff
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:
  • Bachelor's degree - Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or other related field
  • 6 years of relevant experience OR 3 years of relevant supervisory-level experience performing work in marketing, advertising, or communications programs
  • Valid California Class C driver license
  • Master's degree in related field desirable
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand Spanish
  • Experience working in a media relations position
  • Experience conducting live and telephonic interviews with print and electronic media
  • Experience developing talking points and speeches for executives and elected officials
  • Experience working for a transit agency

Knowledge:
  • Theories, principles, and practices of communications and public relations
  • Mass communication techniques and promotional program management
  • Production and print methods
  • Print media materials and processes, including photographic, video, and graphic media
  • Proofreading symbols and terminology
  • Electronic media materials and processes, including advertising, copy writing, script-writing, production techniques, distribution, and placement
  • Editing techniques
  • Modern management theory

Abilities:
  • Oversee the operations of large-scale communications programs and projects
  • Apply and evaluate publication strategies
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, budgets, contracts, and labor/management agreements
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Mediate and negotiate
  • Represent Metro before the public and governmental entities
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees, outside representatives, and public officials
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Application Procedure
To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (SA)
*Open to the public and all Metro employeesThis job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.
Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

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