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Class Code: 4415
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Assists in the performance of work of average difficulty in researching and producing various agency publications to provide information internally and externally. Supervision is received from a Publications Editor. Performs related work as required. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Participates in the writing, editing, layout, reproduction and dissemination of various printed materials (e.g. publications, news releases, brochures, fliers, magazine articles, etc.).

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

3. Conducts interviews to obtain information for articles.

4. Produces and/or assists in the development of camera-ready artwork to place in specific publications.

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

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

7. Takes, processes and edits photographs for inclusion in publications or as needed for public relations.

8. Recruits experts to contribute articles for agency publications.

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

Ability to:

1. operate personal computer hardware, software and peripherals.

2. conduct research and gather information.

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

4. take and transcribe notes.

5. communicate orally by telephone and on a one-to-one basis.


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

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in journalism or a closely-related field, including courses in the production of camera-ready layouts for photographic as well as feature-article publications, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience to equal four (4) years.

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: 7/23/2014 6:34:03 AM