Media Specialist II

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 02, 2023
Full Time Community Relations or PR and Marketing
  • Salary: $60,278.40 - $82,804.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

APPLY ASAP - Applications R eviewed Daily
Filing Deadline: Applications will be accepted until filled


San Bernardino County is recruiting for a Media Specialist II to develop, implement and advise management regarding public relations and marketing programs. Media Specialists write and distribute informational and educational materials; promote, publicize, and occasionally participate in events, activities and educational and outreach programs; and develop and maintain social media content. They also research and analyze information to develop written documentation, reports, graphs and press releases and prepare marketing analysis and business marketing plans; schedule commercial television and radio air time, and printed ad space; and may supervise a small staff in the preparation and dissemination of information. A vacancy currently exists for the Community Revitalization division within the Human Services Agency. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill vacancies throughout the County as they occur.

For more detailed information, refer to the Media Specialist II job description.


Background Investigation: Prior to appointment, applicants must pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, and verification of employment history and education. Travel: Travel throughout the County is required to perform duties in the community. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation and may be required to use personal vehicles (mileage reimbursement is available). At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation. Shifts: Some positions may require incumbents to work some evenings, weekends, and on-call.

Minimum Requirements

Education: A Bachelor's degree in English, Business/Public Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Mass Communications, Television/Broadcast Production, or other closely related field.

Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. In addition, degrees completed outside of the U.S. must be accompanied by an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service indicating equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education.


Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in two (2) or more of the following areas: 1) writing and editing educational/informational brochures or promotional materials for internal or external publications; 2) organizing, coordinating and overseeing outreach programs to promote organization events and activities; 3) high resolution digital photography; 4) videography, which included video editing, set design, and post production activities. Qualifying experience must also include extensive experience with creating and posting content for a variety of social media platforms within a business/agency setting. (Posting content to personal social media accounts is not considered qualifying.)

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience:
  • One (1) year of lead or supervisory experience over a support services staff
  • Executing internal and external videography requests, including pre-production, production, and post-production editing
  • Creating high performance social media content, which included developing a strong branding strategy to increase community engagement
  • Utilizing advanced features of Adobe Creative suite or similar design program
  • Drafting communications utilizing proper grammar with the ability to edit others' written materials
  • Presenting information verbally to audiences of varying sizes
  • Working in a government/public sector setting and responding to major incidents
  • Working with media in crisis and breaking news situations
  • Capturing high resolution photographs at a variety of events
Candidates who have completed Public Information Officer training are also highly desired and encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

Selection Process: There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based upon a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.
Application Procedure :
Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire . Applications reviewed daily; recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified applications are received.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.
If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.


EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Bernardino, California United States View Map