This position will perform public relations responsibilities, independent research and serve as a liaison for field divisions for their public relations needs. Day to day activities consist of responses to public and legislative calls, e-mails and letters. Responsibilities include producing and writing a variety of pieces including taffic advisories, press releases, articles, talking points and topic summaries for the media and internal audiences. Assists with compilation and organization of video news segments and newspaper clipping archives. The position will represent the agency at various public meetings and programs which includes travel to field offices. On-call work and some travel during and after hours is required.
Preference will be given to the applicant who possesses a strong creative vision and ability to develop visually appealing presentations and other materials; knowledge of Adobe Suite software for the PC. Website, social media and video knowledge are also a plus.
Positions in this job family are responsible for researching, writing and editing various materials for media, and presenting information for a state agency.
The Public Information Officer job family consists of three levels which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the experience required to perform assigned duties, and the responsibility for the leadership of others.
This is the specialist level where incumbents are responsible for serving as a project manager or for performing advanced specialized duties such as consulting, desktop publishing, editing internal publications, or training.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, marketing, English or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience PLUS one year of experience in writing and editing, radio and/or television, public relations or serving as a public information officer.
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