Library Community Relations Officer

  • City of Tacoma
  • Tacoma, WA, USA
Full Time Advertising-PR Communications Government

Job Description

Tacoma Public Library is recruiting for the position of Community Relations Officer (CRO). This specialized list will be used specifically for the Tacoma Public Library.  The Library Community Relations Officer will be responsible to: plan, coordinate and direct community relations, media relations, employee communications and public information programs; under the direction of the library director. The CRO will also be responsible for coordinating and developing the marketing of products and services of the Tacoma Public Library.

Tacoma Public Library is seeking a dynamic communications professional who will help build and launch the Library's content strategy for traditional and social media channels.

The Community Relations Officer, an expert in social media best practices, will increase community engagement and build awareness of the services the library provides that are vital to our quality of life.

The Community Relations Officer will unearth items of interest and create written and visual content to push out through traditional and social media. This person can identify newsworthy stories within the organization and can successfully develop and pitch them to the media. The successful candidate must demonstrate successful public relations work experience. 

The ideal candidate has a natural curiosity and is a master storyteller. He/she honestly likes people and is intrigued by employees and customers. As a voice for the library, the Community Relations Officer's communication style needs to be friendly, well-spoken and respectful. He/she must be able to stay calm under pressure. In addition, the ideal candidate has the ability to establish positive relationships with the Seattle/Tacoma print and broadcast media.

City of Tacoma Library Recruitment
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the Library workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.


BA degree in English, journalism, communications, allied field or equivalent four years experience in communications with interpersonal relations. Extensive work experience with the mass media is essential. Must have demonstrated ability and experience of previous public relations work.  


Marketing Communications

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


$75,233.60 - $91,811.20 Annually

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