Public Information Officer

Posted On: October 19, 2021

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Company Description

The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Job Description

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is seeking a Public Information Officer to join our dynamic team at our headquarters in the World Trade Center. The Media Relations Public Information Officer (PIO) will serve as a liaison with members of the media and trade publication writers. The PIO will contribute to the development of strategic communications plans and assist with organizing and implementing media events.

The PIO will respond to media inquiries, initiate pitch calls to journalists, performing routine media clearances at facilities and coordinate with program staff in order to best articulate the agency’s position. Work will include writing and editing a variety of written materials including media releases/advisories, public statements, blog articles, media briefings, social media, and website content among other tasks. This position will be subject to frequent interruptions and changing priorities and also will require evening and weekend work, as necessary. Maximum flexibility is required.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience in Journalism, Communications, or English is preferred.
A minimum of three years’ experience in a fast-paced news or public relations environment or serving as a communications/press spokesperson.

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

Excellent writing and editing skills.
Must stay abreast of local and state news, as well as agency goals and policies.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with reporters, promote positive image of agency, and articulate complex aspects of the agency to media, public and target audiences.
experience with a wide variety of social media platforms
Write and edit various content (social media, blog posts), as well as other multimedia.
Research, develop, write and edit a variety of public information materials
Demonstrated experience dealing with sensitive and confidential material.
Work effectively with program staff to develop appropriate responses and materials
Must demonstrate excellent judgment, balance multiple priorities, and meet deadlines
Have superior organizational skills and able to work on tight deadline
Individual must be a self-starter and be able to communicate in a persuasive and compelling manner.
Strong problem solving, decision-making and research skills are vital
Superior interpersonal skills including experience interacting effectively with all levels of internal staff and external professionals.

To Apply

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The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.