Posted On: August 12, 2014
Media Organization: City of Jersey City, NJ
We are the official municipal government of Jersey City, NJ.
The City of Jersey City is seeking a public information officer for an exciting position working in municipal media relations. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, significant experience with social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube), solid writing skills and will be expected to work nights and weekends on a regular basis. Some experience with media relations is required, though the right candidate will be trained for the position.
The candidate should be able to handle confidential topics, be able to work with a diverse community, serve as the primary media contact for a specific city department, and work closely with the mayor’s communications office. This opportunity would be ideal for a recent graduate with a degree in public relations, communications, journalism, political science or related field, and an interest in urban and community affairs.
Job Duties Include (but are not limited to):
-responding to press inquiries
-handling breaking news requests
-drafting statements for the media
-drafting press releases
-updating social media content
-updating website content
To apply, please forward a cover letter, resume with references, and brief writing sample to Jennifer Morrill at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered further.