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CPD hires new communications coordinator after internal job posting

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

It took just four days and an internal-only posting for the City of Chattanooga to find its new communications coordinator for the Chattanooga Police Department.

Mayor Andy Berke's former administrative assistant was selected for the job.

Kyle Miller, a 2008 music business graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, began working at the department this week as the point of contact for reporters seeking interviews or records.

Miller was one of four city employees who applied for the opening which stated, "This Position Is Open To Current City Employees Only." 

Miller worked on Berke's political campaign and then as an administrative assistant at the mayor’s office for a year before applying for the job. He earned $35,000 in the prior position and will earn $42,815 in this new position.

The qualifications state applicants must have two years of public relations experience. Miller's resumed indicated he coordinated media opportunities at events as part of Berke’s campaign.

Before Miller began working at the city, he worked as the marketing director at Nooga Paws.

There were three other applicants for the communications position.

Other applicants included Matthew Bible, who holds a bachelor’s degree and works as a police records technician and Kimberly Strong, who holds an associate’s degree and works as a public information specialist at the Public Works Department. Jeanelle Simpson, who has a master’s degree in public administration, also applied. Her most recent job listed was with Cigna Healthcare as an auditor.

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