Public Relations Coordinator

30 Jan, 2023


Public Relations Coordinator

Office of Inspector General
Chicago, IL

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Under the direction of the Director of Communications and Outreach, this position plans and  executes the public relations or public education functions of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector  General, one of the nation’s premier, independent municipal oversight bodies; manages and  produces publications, and performs related duties as required. 


  • Prepares and edits written material for internal and external communication Writes, compiles, designs, and edits annual reports, quarterly and periodic reports, and other publications
  • Creates summary infographics for publications
  • Creates and manages document templates
  • Creates and writes content for external newsletters
  • Creates and reviews content for social media posting
  • Writes and distributes press releases
  • Manages OIG branding, templates, and style guide
  • Organizes press conferences
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with department and City staff, community and government leaders, news media and academics


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism,  Communications or a related field, supplemented by five years of progressively responsible  experience in the development and implementation of public information programs, including two  years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 


  • Degree in communications, marketing, writing, social science, or community development Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, government, law enforcement, criminal justice,  police oversight, and/or civil rights issues 
  • Experience conducting research; skills and abilities in data analysis and translating complex  issues into actionable efforts 
  • Facility with creating infographics, implementing graphic standards 
  • Passionate, detail-oriented, and enterprising individual who is collaborative and innovative Excellent command of grammar with working knowledge of Chicago Manual Style or  equivalent 
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public  

relations/communications/marketing; developing public information, communication, and  media campaigns; and producing written and on-line communication materials 

ANNUAL SALARY: Range: $75,996 – $125,088 (annual increases first three years)  Starting $75,996 (non-negotiable); Post successful six-month review $77,892 


ESSAY REQUIREMENT: A passing score on a knowledge skill test(s) and/or essay may be  required. 

Employee Vaccination Requirement: City of Chicago employees must, as a condition of  employment, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 effective October 15, 2021. This Policy applies to  all City employees. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may  seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable City processes. For more information on  the vaccine policy please visit: 



The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an equal opportunity employer.  

OIG is an inclusive organization that hires and develops all its staff of all levels regardless of race,  religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, sex, gender expression  or identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, veteran status, and all other  characteristics protected by law. 

OIG strives to create the kind of workplace where a socially diverse mix of people can thrive  professionally. We pride ourselves in meeting our legal charge to promote economy, effectiveness,  efficiency, and integrity in government. Through the hard work of our passionate and innovative team,  OIG aims to serve every community with equity, respect, and dignity.  

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy to participate  in the application process, please contact the OIG’s Supervisor of Personnel Administration Keyla  Vazquez at Please be prepared to provide information in support of your  reasonable accommodation request. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to  work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document  form upon hire. The City of Chicago does not participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification  System). In addition, employment at the Office of Inspector General is contingent upon a satisfactory  criminal background check.

Job posted: 2023-01-30