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Job Center Advertising Rates

Reaching qualified local government professional candidates has never been easier or more cost-effective. Not only is the new Job Center platform more robust, but the advertising rates are more employer-friendly than ever before!

Ad Rates: the Basics

  • Prices are determined by job function, not word count
  • Member discount: if there is a ICMA member in the community (even if it is not you), a 25% discount is applied to the total at checkout
  • Major credit card or purchase order payment options

 Ad Category

 Member Price

Regular Price 

Duration

Member
Newsletter

Non-member Newsletter

CAO and Deputy CAO
(City Manager / Administrator, Deputy / Assistant Manager)

$450

$600

60 days, renewable
at no cost

Included

Included

Senior Manager
(Department Head, other senior manager)

$225 

$300

60 days

Included

$50 / $37.50 Members

All other professional staff levels

$75

$100

60 days

Included

$50 / $37.50 Members

Intern (including Fellows)

$0

$25

60 days

Included

$50 / $37.50 Members

Placement Options

 Option

 Regular Price

Member Discount 

Leadership Matters Newsletter
(formerly the ICMA Newsletter)

$0
(included for all ads)

$0
(included for all ads)

Leadership Matters, Non-member Highlights Newsletter
(formerly JOB, Local Government Matters)

No charge for CAO ads,
others $50

No charge for CAO ads,
others 
$37.50

Knowledge Network Topic Page

Included

Included

Featured Ad (on the Career Network main page)

$100

25% off (or $75)

State Affiliate Sites (per site)

$50

25% off (or $37.50)

Other Details

  • CAO and Deputy CAO ads: We understand that recruiting a CAO or Deputy CAO can take time, so you can renew your ad at no charge in 60-day increments if you wish to extend your recruitment (just email advertising@icma.org for details - it's not automatic). Your ad will also appear in every issue of both the member and non-member newsletters for the duration of the ad, at no additional charge. 
  • Newsletters: The price is per newsletter, not per issue of the newsletter. Your ad will appear in every issue of the newsletter you select for the ad's live duration (as each newsletter is weekly, that's typically eight issues, per newsletter). 
  • Featured Ads: Selecting this option will enable your ad to appear in a rotation on ICMA's Career Network home page.  This page (icma.org/careers) gets about 12,000 unique visitors (and more than 150,000 page views) each month, which offers substantial visibility in the local government professional community.
  • State Affiliate Sites: Selecting this option will enable your ad to appear on the appropriate state affiliate site managed by ICMA. The state options will appear at checkout. If you are placing an ad for a manager in California, for example, including it on the Cal-ICMA site will significantly increase your exposure.

Additional exposure available

  • Want greater exposure for your job opportunity? Contact advertising@icma.org to explore additional options, such as positioning your ad as a feature article or a banner in the Career Network, and more.

NOTICE TO PRIOR ADVERTISERS: Ad Rates have Changed!

  • As of February 21, 2012, our ad rates changed from 'per-word' to 'by job function' with great a la carte options. Email notification was sent to employers who had used our system in the past 24 months.