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Communications Manager

Starting Salary

Depending on background and experience: $100,000-$115,000

Key Responsibilities
  • Promote the Auditor General’s Office, our brand, our people, and our mission to provide impartial information, impactful recommendations, and stakeholder education to improve Arizona government for its citizens.
  • Develop and monitor an internal and external communications plan that uses a multifaceted approach to best reach stakeholders.
  • Recommend communication strategies for report design and written content, and for recruiting, retaining, and engaging with employees and prospective employees.
  • Draft annual reports, report highlights, internal employee-engagement messages, presentations, speeches, and messaging related to Office policies and procedures, and respond to public records requests.
  • Assist in planning and executing the Office-wide annual meeting, including creating content and printed and visual materials.
  • Interpret technical information to create and edit new content.
  • Lead and train communications team members, and coach, develop, and assist other team members on improving communication and presentation skills.
  • Assist in gathering information regarding pending legislation, assist in analyzing the effect of pending legislation, and communicate internally and externally about pending legislation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, public relations, or similar field. 
  • 5 years of experience in communications, media and public relations, or similar field.
  • Strong executive presence.
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, and professional printing/publishing software skills, and the ability to present concepts verbally.
  • Excellent analytical, research, critical thinking, time-management, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to make quick and independent decisions, solve problems, and work under pressure.
  • Strong interest in public service and improving State and local governments.
  • Willingness to work in-office daily.
  • Must have valid Arizona driver's license and reliable transportation.

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