Public Information Officer

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Job Location

Salt Lake County, UT, USA


$29.68 - $48.56 Hourly


July 26, 2021

Published Date

July 19, 2021

About the job

The Communication Division within the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is looking for a skilled and motivated individual to fill a Public Information Officer II position. We offer a great place to work, learn and grow professionally.

Principle Duties
This is a full-time position for a mid-level to experienced communication professional. We are looking for a candidate who is a good fit for our communication team regardless of years of experience — whether you’re looking to continue to learn and grow your skills or you’re a seasoned professional. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Duties will include:

  • Managing the development and execution of strategic communications for assigned divisions and programs within the department.

  • Managing news media relations, including incoming requests, proactive pitching, coordinating responses, planning media events and drafting messaging.

  • Educating the public and state agencies regarding agency programs, goals and objectives.

  • Writing and editing articles, brochures, reports, scripts, news releases or material of a technical nature.

  • Creating and maintaining content for social media platforms and internal employee portal.

  • Assisting with technical, photographic, audiovisual and related services.

  • Coordinating and managing creative design, multimedia or website requests.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who:

  • Has a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience.

  • Has a bachelor’s degree related to communication or public relations.

  • Has experience working in a public relations, advertising or marketing agency.

  • Has experience related to media relations and social media, and coordinating creative design and multimedia video.

  • Has experience working in a team environment.

  • Is detail oriented and a self-starter.