The City of Modesto is seeking a Public Relations and Legislative Affairs Manager. The Public Relations and Legislative Affairs Manager serves as the City’s Public Information Officer and directs the communications content of press releases, City website information, electronic communication, social media, and newsletters; prepares speeches, responses, and related materials for public information purposes. Ideal candidates will be seasoned, savvy communications and/or marketing professionals who possess the ability to provide sound advice to the City Manager and his team on how to best deliver a message and communicate with the media, public, and City stakeholders. A knowledge of legislative processes and principles; political issues, community development issues, and legislative developments of importance to the community and City is necessary. The successful candidate will be collaborative, innovative, energetic, accessible, and politically astute. A previous track record of initiative, creativity, and assisting an organization in strengthening their ‘brand’ will be looked upon favorably. Independent managers/ leaders with strong follow-through and the ability to get things done will flourish in this fast-paced and ever changing environment.