Interactive Communications Officer
City of TorranceTorrance, CA
Full Time Job
The City Manager's Office is seeking proactive, computer savvy candidates for the Interactive Communications Officers (ICO) positions. Under the leadership of the Office of Cable and Community Relations, Interactive Communications Officers disseminate time sensitive information to the public and coordinate interactive communications for the City of Torrance.
Interactive Communications Officers distribute information to the community during a disaster or an emergency; maintain the Disaster Telephone Hotline; and provide street and road closure messaging on CitiSOUNDS AM 1620 radio. ICO's also post, monitor, and create content for the City's official website and social media; create graphic design elements for social media and print; support accessibility compliance; provide continuous social media coverage for engagement; create and edit eNewsletters; serve as account managers for all departments for interactive communications; and perform related work as required.
Shifts include: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. ICO's work an average of 42 hours per week and receive 3-day weekends every other weekend. ICO's remain on-call and must remain on the premises at all times including their paid lunch hour.
This position will be subject to emergency call-outs, fill-in for vacations and sick leave. Shifts include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
$23.90 - 37.08 per hour
The City of Torrance provides: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Retirement Flexible Spending Account Life Insurance/Voluntary Life Insurance Short-term and Long-term disability Deferred Compensation/401K Employee recognition awards
City of Torrance Mission Statement
The mission of the City of Torrance is to encourage and respond to community participation as we provide for an attractive, clean, safe, secure and enriching environment that assures a high quality of life.
We evaluate and act on the needs of the community within a complex, changing environment. We provide quality service with integrity, professionalism and accountability in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Area and Location:
Torrance covers roughly 21 square miles (12,312 acres) and is situated in south western Los Angeles County, bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west. Torrance has 1.5 miles of lifeguard-patrolled beach, bath-house facilities and public parking. It also has 550 miles of sidewalks.
Incorporated in 1921, the population of Torrance is 146,860 with a peak daytime population that grows to 250,000 or more. Torrance is the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County and the 33rd largest city in California.
Torrance enjoys a pleasant year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes, low humidity and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year. The City has 90,000 street trees.
Full-time City Employees:
The City has 1,480 employees working in 14 departments.
Successful candidates will possess the following:
A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, or other related field is preferred;
A high degree of sensitivity to the public and constituencies;
Experience in communications, public relations, and marketing;
Experience in graphic design;
A clear understanding of journalistic standards;
Strong writing and communication skills;
Ability to listen; prioritize; multi-task and work independently; and
Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment. Website: Apply At Employer's Site