Friday, January 31, 2020

Courthouse Help Wanted: Jackson County Now Hiring 'Communications Marketing Coordinator' As Property Tax Crisis Worsens

Here's an important look at working life for Jackson County as Super Bowl spirit distracts from bigger problems.

First, word from an EPIC TKC TIPSTER:

"Jackson County didn't have enough money to do the property assessment valuations right, supposedly hasn't had enough cash to hire adequate staff and manage all the appeals, AND needs money to build a new jail, but there's money for this . . . They're hiring something called a communications marketing coordinator.

"The county website says this person is going to "recommend techniques to improve the county's image." So another politically connected PR pro gets a cushy job at the county but I can't get my calls to the assessor answered?

"The budget shows the county spending over $600 grand on Communications. There's already a director and a so-called Public Information Officer, and three more on staff. None of these people are helping keep me informed about my appeal. I really doubt this new job position is going to help communicate with me about that."

"I bet their only job is protecting Frank White's image, and we're paying for it."

Accordingly, we offer a peek at the job listing just in case the many out of work media people who read our blog daily think they're up to the task:

Communications Marketing Coordinator

Department: Communications

Grade: g09

Salary: $39,873 - $61,776/year


Jackson County’s Communications Department is searching for a Communications Marketing Coordinator to join our dynamic marketing team. Your duties will be diverse and multi-faceted, therefore excellent professional skills are vital for this role.
The associate in this position is responsible for various county marketing and communications initiatives with internal associates and external customers including agencies as a representative of the County; manage development, production and distribution of promotional and collateral materials; supports various marketing strategies and activities; use content management system and other social media to create and send emails, newsletter, etc. The successful candidate will help create promotional materials, contribute to the development of the County’s websites, organize meetings and presentations, and interact with clients to effectively deliver the county’s message to the public and to associates. You must possess superb written and verbal communication skills. This associate works closely with county departments to support mutual initiatives. The associate in this position reports to the Director of Communications.


• Write content for both print and Web including the county’s website, brochures, reports, social media and newsletters.
• Monitor the company’s social media and online presence.
• Organize and direct promotional events.
• Recommend techniques to improve the county’s public image.
• Identify and resolve any issues with promotional content in a timely and professional manner.
• Coordinate meetings, public meetings, special events, press conferences and presentations.
• Assist with video production.
• Provide support and assistance in developing, producing and delivering marketing and communication materials.

Knowledge and Skills:

• Worked in Adobe Creative Suite
• Knowledge of proper English usage, spelling and composition.
• Knowledge of writing techniques and methods.
• Knowledge of public speaking techniques.
• Knowledge of marketing and promotion techniques.
• Knowledge of content management and updating websites.
• Skill in planning, developing and implementing events.
• Knowledge of social media techniques to help in promoting the county.
• Skill and knowledge of personal computers and various software; spreadsheets, word processing, etc.
• Edit and produce videos to help promote the departments within the county.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field or combination of vocational school or college and two years equivalent work related experience.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
• Must submit to/pass pre-employment drug screen test/background check


Developing . . .


Anonymous said...

This would be a good PR move for Jackson County. Stop effing everything up!

Anonymous said...

Frank's resignation would do wonders for Jackson County's image.

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Anonymous said...

Long description of a thankless shit rolls down hill to you low paying job for what you have to put up with.

slow the fuck down said...

too bad about the drug screening.
You would have to be on drugs to take this job.

Anonymous said...

FIRE FRANK WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How many Jackson County employees does it take to post a Tweet? Apparently 5 ain't enough.

Anonymous said...

This director of communications can't do this shit? Must be too busy directing.

Anonymous said...

Property Tax Kingdom

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...sounds like a Chrissy Herp-Nad-Dud's dream job. So, who wants to be the next Gopher Casey/cheer squad captain of the Metro's Most Murderous Money Pit Momentum?!

Anonymous said...

what if you live in kansas?

Anonymous said...

That photo of the "legislators" holding their Chiefs' flags catches them at the peak of their competence.
For themselves.
A clown show on steroids.

Anonymous said...

So if you read the list of responsibilities above the first two involve generating communications. The fifth one relates to fixing the screw ups in the first two.
I am fighting with a lawyer right now that screwed up my legal documents and I made him fix them. Our fight is that he is billing me for fixing his screw ups and I'm not paying him for it.
The county shouldn't pay people to do something then again to fix it because they screwed it up.

Anonymous said...

Dumb idiots who couldn't find their way out of a paper bag if left to their own devices.

Hyperblogal said...

The County seems to have five people filling every position.