Communications - Newsroom

The Communications Department is Buda's primary point of contact for media inquiries, and is responsible for internal and external communications, social media engagement and strategy, public affairs support, website updates, publications support. Some primary functions include:

  • Media Relations – Communications staff responds to inquiries from reporters or other members of the media, establishes a rapport and maintains relationships with the media and pitches information about City programs, activities and happenings to them to report to their constituents. 
  • Communications - News releases, internal and external electronic newsletters from the City, and crisis communication are handled by the Communications staff. We also write speeches and talking points, provide editing support, take escalated calls from residents and other constituents, as well as write, edit and assist in the production of publications as needed, usually collaborating with the Marketing staff within the Destination Services Department. We also collaborate with the marketing staff to promote the City's signature programs, activities and happenings and communicate the council's goals and priorities.
  • Digital Engagement and Management - The City's primary social media accounts (on Facebook, X, Instagram, Nextdoor, YouTube, and LinkedIn platforms) and podcasts are managed by the Communications staff. We also perform website maintenance on primary webpages and conduct oversight on pages managed by other departments. 
  • Photography and Videography - Buda's Communications staff takes photos for stock and usage in City communication materials, at a variety of City events, council meetings and capital project sites.
  • 2021 Buda Bonds Support – The Communications staff, in coordination with an external consultant, provides electronic updates on the bond program and capital improvement projects, assists in coordinating meetings and sharing information with property owners who are or might be affected by City projects, assists with conducting and documenting open houses, and participate with the Buda Bond Oversight Committee.

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