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Public Information Officer

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PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER. SALARY: $20.82 - $27.06 HOURLY $1,665.60 - $2,164.80 BIWEEKLY

$43,305.60 - $56,284.80 ANNUALLY. CLOSING DATE: 06/17/19 11:59 PM. JOB DESCRIPTION: REPORTING TO THE COUNTY MANAGER, THE IDEAL PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER SHOULD BE A SELF-STARTER WHO IS ABLE TO COORDINATE AND ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COUNTY'S PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: FACILITATOR, AT THE DIRECTION OF COUNTY ADMINISTRATION, OF THE COUNTY'S PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM IN THE AREAS OF PRINT, VIDEO, TELEVISION, AND RADIO. RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING ALL ONSLOW COUNTY SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT AND ACCOUNTS. (THESE ARE INTENDED ONLY AS ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF WORK PERFORMED. THE OMISSION OF SPECIFIC DUTIES DOES NOT EXCLUDE THEM FROM THE POSITION IF THE WORK IS SIMILAR, RELATED, OR A LOGICAL ASSIGNMENT TO THE POSITION). RESEARCHES, WRITES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND PREPARES GRAPHIC DESIGN, PRINTS, AND DISTRIBUTES COUNTY AND DEPARTMENT INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE PRODUCTION TEAM OF THE COUNTY AND ASSISTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF VIDEO, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND OTHER INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS ABOUT COUNTY SERVICES AND PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS. ASSISTS WITH PREPARING THE COUNTY'S PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM BUDGET REQUESTS. DEVELOPS AND MAINTAINS SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CONCERNING ACTIVITIES OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT. FACILITATES MEDIA ACCESS TO DEPARTMENTS TO ENSURE TIMELY DELIVERY OF INFORMATION AND RESPONSE TO INQUIRIES. PRODUCES PUBLIC INFORMATION AND HELPS COORDINATE MEDIA RELATIONS DURING EMERGENCY OPERATIONS SITUATIONS. ASSISTS WITH PRODUCTION OF SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROJECTS, UP TO AND INCLUDING COORDINATION OF SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROJECTS. RECEIVES AND COORDINATES PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTS. ADVISES DEPARTMENTS ON THE OPTIMUM APPROACH FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS AND PROVIDES ASSISTANCE DURING MAJOR DEPARTMENTAL EVENTS; ASSISTS ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COUNTY STAFF WITH TELEVISION AND RADIO APPEARANCES. POSTS PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAMS ON THE COUNTY'S WEBPAGE PERFORMS ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS AS A DISASTER READY TEAM (DRT) MEMBER. PERFORMS RELATED TASKS AS REQUIRED.

QUALIFICATIONS: THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BEST PRACTICES FOR A NEWS ORGANIZATION; WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE OPERATIONS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES OF THE VARIOUS COUNTY DEPARTMENTS; CONSIDERABLE SKILL IN WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATIONS; SKILLS IN PRODUCING VIDEO CONTENT, PRESS RELEASES, AND OTHER MEDIA CONTENT; SKILL IN MANAGING SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER WEB CONTENT; STRONG ABILITY TO WORK WITH SOCIAL MEDIA TO INCLUDE ANALYZING STATISTICAL DATA TO REACH THE WIDEST AUDIENCE; ABILITY TO WRITE CLEARLY AND CONCISELY FOR BOTH PRESS RELEASES IN ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) STYLE AND SOCIAL MEDIA; ABILITY TO MANAGE WEB CONTENT; ABILITY TO FILTER INFORMATION AND RELEASE WHAT IS PERTINENT IN A CLEAR AND CONCISE FORMAT; ABILITY TO WORK IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT SUCH AS DURING A NATURAL DISASTER AND PUBLISH PERTINENT INFORMATION IN A TIMELY MANNER; ABILITY TO SPEAK IN FRONT OF LARGE GROUPS OR IN FRONT OF A CAMERA; ABILITY TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH LOCAL MEDIA, OTHER EMPLOYEES AND PROFESSIONALS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN JOURNALISM, MEDIA PRODUCTION, MASS MEDIA, MASS COMMUNICATIONS, OR A RELATED FIELD AND SOME EXPERIENCE IN COORDINATING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS; OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE WHICH PROVIDE THE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES. SOME EXPERIENCE IN TELEVISION AND/OR PRINTED NEWS, PREFERRED. CANDIDATE MUST POSSESS AN APPROPRIATE DRIVER'S LICENSE VALID IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. THIS POSITION REQUIRES SOME EVENING AND WEEKEND WORK TO INCLUDE ATTENDANCE AT ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' MEETINGS. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST UPLOAD: YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT SHOWING THE DATE THAT YOUR DEGREE WAS AWARDED AND/OR ANY REQUIRED CERTIFICATES OR LICENSES MUST BE UPLOADED WITH YOUR APPLICATION EVEN IF YOU ARE A CURRENT EMPLOYEE OR WE HAVE RECEIVED IT WITH A PREVIOUS APPLICATION. A PORTFOLIO OF ARTICLES AND/OR PRESS RELEASES THAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN A FIRST SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 7. SALARY WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, INTERNAL EQUITY, BUDGET, AND MARKET CONSIDERATIONS. CANDIDATES SHOULD VISIT  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/onslowcountync/jobs/2450621/public-information-officer TO APPLY.



Employer: Onslow County Government
Expires: 6/20/2019
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