Jeffersonville mayor outsources communications


The major of a southern Indiana city has decided to outsource its communications.

The News and Tribune and The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported Monday that Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore has hired New Albany-based ProMedia Group to assume the duties formerly performed by a city communications director.

ProMedia Group has issued a news release saying it will provide ongoing "positive messaging" and news updates to the city's website and social media pages.

Moore says the cost of hiring ProMedia will be about the same as that previously spent on the communications director position. The in-house position cost about $58,000 per year in salary and benefits, and ProMedia won't cost any more than that.

ProMedia also handles communications for the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp..

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