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POLICY COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - 29711

Denver Public Schools
Job Description
COMMUNICATIONS
235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $57,580-$69,098
  
Essential Functions and Objectives:
 
The Communications Specialist will lead the editorial planning and content for all-employee communications, including gathering content, writing, editing and execution; collaborate with DPS departments to create strategic communications campaigns; provide writing and editing support; and assist with other roles and needs with the DPS Communications Team.
- Lead the daily editorial planning for all-employee communications, including newsletters, the intranet and other employee-facing communications.
- Manage the weekly production of two employee-facing newsletters, including content gathering, writing, editing and publication.
- Plan and support with posting daily content to the employee intranet; manage the daily homepage content.
- Support Human Resources and other departments to create and execute communications plans for internal initiatives, including open enrollment, growth and performance, operational efficiency and other requests.
- Write, format, edit and proofread a variety of communications, including information for newsletters, executive communications, website content, print content, promotional materials, messaging and more.
- Manage distribution lists, inboxes and submissions related to DPS news and communications.
- Consult departments on communications best-practices and how to best share information.
- When requested, support with internal crisis management communications.
- Assist with other special events and projects as they arise.
- Other projects as assigned.
 
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
 
- 3-5 years of progressive experience in the communications field, marketing, media relations and/or internal communications preferably with experience in education or a public agency.
- Exceptional oral, writing, proofreading and editing skills, as well as experience with tailoring messaging to a variety of audiences.
- Can create high-quality content quickly and under tight deadlines.
- Ability to create and execute strategic and detailed communications plans.
- Ability to foster collaborative working relationships at all levels in the organization.
- Project-management skills, with ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently once given direction.
- Detail-oriented.
- Team player with a collaborative attitude.
- Knowledge of AP Style.
- Knowledge of Constant Contact or other email marketing platforms.
- Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Adobe - Creative Suite knowledge preferred.
- Knowledge of Schoolwires and WordPress a plus.
- Photography and other multi-media skills a plus.
- Must have access to transportation to ensure event coverage.
- Work during evenings and weekends may be required as mandated by projects or events.
 
Education Requirements:
 
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field.
 
About Denver Public Schools: 
 
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.   
Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.    
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. 
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