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Assistant Communications Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger


Alhambra , CA United States

Working with the Communications Deputy to develop and implement a strategic communications plan, the Assistant Communications Deputy plays a central role in advocating and promoting the Supervisor’s vision, promotion of policies and positions, and overall public perception of the Supervisor’s office.

Manages all new media and social media tools including Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram and adds content, photos and video from public appearances content as needed throughout the week and on weekends.
Develops the office’s weekly email newsletter and list of recipients.
Assists with the drafting of talking points, speeches, press releases, advisories and other documents.
Maintains the Supervisor’s website adding updated information in real-time.
Assists the Communications Deputy with press relations; arranging interviews, press conferences, tours and phone calls, compiling information, pitching stories and writing briefs to ensuring the Supervisor’s positions and priorities are accurately reflected in the media.
Scheduling and handling board presentations, invocators, and pledge veterans; Coordinating with recipients and relevant county departments; Arranging parking; Ordering scrolls
Designing ads with content and graphics for program books and other publications.

Preferred Experience & Skills
Mastery of social media and digital interaction, including experience working with video and social networking functionality/technology.
Strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills a must.
Ability to produce and edit short form videos.
Graphic experience including Photoshop or other related publishing software.
Must be able to multi-task, effectively manage their time, effectively prioritize issues, work on deadline, be able to handle stressful, fast paced and sometimes chaotic working conditions, while maintaining very high quality standards.
Must have some knowledge and understanding of the workings of local government and politics.
Undergraduate degree in Communications, Public Policy, or related field.

About Us
Supervisor Kathryn Barger proudly serves the residents of Los Angeles County’s 5th Supervisorial District — the county’s largest — spanning 2800 square miles, which includes 22 cities and 70 unincorporated communities in the San Gabriel, San Fernando, Cresenta, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. To learn more about the Supervisor and the 5th District, visit www.kathrynbarger.lacounty.gov. Please email resumes to tbell@bos.lacounty.gov.

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