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Class Code: 4420
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Performs responsible work of varying degrees of difficulty in researching, analyzing, and producing various agency publications to provide information internally and externally on agency, regional, national, and law enforcement events, trends, and activities. May supervise support staff. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Directs the writing, editing, layout, reproduction, and dissemination of various printed materials.

2. Conceptualizes, researches, designs, develops, lays out, writes, edits, and/or revises various printed materials and written documents.

3. Conducts interviews to obtain information for articles.

4. Scans and edits photographs and other visual aids and documents into a computer for inclusion in specific publications.

5. Develops, produces, and/or assists in the development of camera-ready artwork to place in specific publications.

6. Plans, establishes, arranges and coordinates editorial, production, collation, and delivery of publications.

7. Assists in related areas of media production (e.g. typesetting, graphic arts, video production, photography, etc.) to meet production goals.

8. Participates in maintaining, updating, and enhancing the agency's website.

9. Develops information of possible interest to management, and develops leads or possible leads for future publications.

10. Photographs items of interest and individuals from inside and outside the organization for inclusion in publications or as needed for public relations.

11. Creates charts, graphs, and other illustrative depictions of data to be used in various publications.

12. Recruits experts to contribute articles for agency publications.

13. Serves on various internal and/or external committees and/or task forces to provide input and exchange information.

14. May supervise, direct and coordinates the activities of support staff.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. basic photography.

2. writing styles for various purposes.

3. the principles, practices, ethics and legalities of journalism.

4. the principles, practices and techniques of producing camera-ready copy/artwork.

5. the principles and various techniques used in publishing.

6. the principles of proper English sentence structure, grammar and punctuation.

7. the different types of applications software used in producing publications.

8. the time/work requirements of the various production steps in publications.

9. the principles, practices and techniques of web-based and Internet publishing.

10. various methods of depicting information in other than the narrative form.

11. cost-effective tools in journalism.

12. the latest developments in journalistic products.

Skill in:

1. oral communications in both one-on-one and group situations.

2. written communications.

Ability to:

1. conduct research and gather information.

2. identify problem situations and develop viable solutions.

3. establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

4. judge visual and editorial quality and appropriateness of written documents.

5. work independently with minimal supervision.

6. operate personal computer hardware, software, and peripherals.

7. analyze information and draw valid conclusions.


May be required to lift equipment up to 30 pounds.
Office setting.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in Journalism or a closely related field and two (2) years of journalism experience which includes the production of camera-ready layouts for photographic as well as feature-article publications; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/26/2014 12:14:06 PM