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Franklin County Department of Human Resources
Franklin County Department of Human Resources

Public Information Officer 2

TYPE

Full-time, Regular, Classified

LOCATION

Ohio, OH
DATE POSTED
April 20, 2022
SALARY
$26.06 Hourly
CLOSE DATE
May 23, 2022
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Job Description

Classification Purpose

The primary purpose of the Public Information Officer 2 classification is to provide experienced direction to various county departments by monitoring workflows to meet project deadlines and to provide support as they prepare marketing and communication documents and strategies.

Job Duties

Write speeches for agency directors. Provide quotes and background information to assist with the creation of a concise and productive message for the media. Conduct research on the subject requested. Serve as liaison to Board of Commissioners agencies as well as to other county agencies, as delegated by the Director. Conduct public records requests.  

Create press releases, marketing materials newsletters, public announcements and other correspondence and informational material. Conduct research and gather information. Create digital content, including video and information graphics and facilitate virtual engagement opportunities. Design, layout, proofread, and submit materials. Respond to media inquiries and questions, including after-hours and weekend media requests. Submit story ideas to a variety of media. Network with other media professionals. Appear as department designee at various meetings and functions in the director’s absence or as delegated by the Director.  

Provide planning and implementation for quality productions of public events and communications. Coordinate charitable campaigns, special events, etc. Monitor media hits. Monitor and update the social media, website, and portal. Serve as producer and script writer for on-air legislative sessions. Serve as liaison between the commissioners and the community involving public events. Maintain regular and predictable attendance.  

These duties are illustrative only and you may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.

This office follows COVID-19 protocols. Employees are required to be vaccinated or test frequently.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field with five (5) years of communications, journalism, public relations, or related experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Additional Requirements

No special license or certification is required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Ability to assign, review, plan, and coordinate the work of other employee, to provide instruction to other employees, to maintain department standards, to recommend the discipline or discharge of other employees, and to act on employee problems.

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