The City of San Jose, CA is seeking a Chief Communications and Marketing Officer. Ideal candidates will be seasoned, media savvy communications and/or marketing professionals who possess the ability to provide sound advice to the Mayor and his team on how to best deliver a message and communicate with the media. Individuals with experience crafting language regarding politically sensitive subjects and the ability to distill complex policy issues into communications easily accessed by the public will find success in this role. He/she will demonstrate mastery of all modes of communication, including social media, and the ability to develop a sound strategy for integrating these different modes into an overall communication plan. With little advance notice, the CCMO must be able to interact and communicate effectively with the media, the general public, a broad range of community and special interest groups, employees, regulatory agencies, and elected and appointed officials on sensitive and complex issues in a manner that is clear and persuasive and instills confidence. He/she must possess excellent writing skills and be able to write press releases, web content, opinion pieces, resolutions, talking points, memoranda and other materials that are clear, concise, and professional. The ideal candidate will have experience working as the communications/media representative for an organization or public figure that is/was subject to high profile public and media attention on a variety of complex topics. He/she will have a track record of outstanding accomplishments and superior performance, including excellent judgment and decision making, planning and organizational abilities.