PR & SOCIAL MEDIA JOBS 5.3.12

ADOT- Entry Level Public Info Officer
Apply at www.azstatejobs.gov by May 4.
Contact Tim Tait at ttait@azdot.gov for more information.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is a multimodal transportation agency that is responsible for planning, building, operating and maintaining a complex highway system in addition to providing title, registration and driver license services to the general public throughout the state of Arizona. ADOT also operates and maintains the Grand Canyon Airport and publishes the award-winning Arizona Highways magazine. ADOT values its employees, challenges them to continuously improve the way we do business, to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, and to carry out their duties in an ethical manner. Apply today for a chance to become a part of the ADOT team.

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER I
TSG/Communication and Community Partnerships
Work location: 2302 West Durango, Phoenix, AZ

Four positions available

Job Description: The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking to fill a full-time Public Information Officer (PIO) I, in the Communication and Community Partnerships Division. This position will assist the Public Information Office in the implementation of external communication strategies to build, maintain and enhance positive relationships between the Arizona Department of Transportation and local, statewide and national media outlets. This position serves as a resource for the agency to communicate news to Arizona communities, stakeholders, drivers and appropriate national audiences. This position will support other agency spokespersons, the operation of the State Highway System and the implementation of the 5-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. This position must recognize emerging and potential news stories from the perspective of travelers, liaison with law enforcement and PIOs in other organizations, and provide a high level of service to journalists.

In addition to media relations, this PIO will communicate information and answer questions from the public regarding factors that effect the operation of the State Highway System, including planned construction/maintenance activities, traffic delays and weather events. This position will create and edit travel information news content for communication to the public through the 5-1-1 phone, az511.gov website and other electronic tools (including social media) developed by the Department to improve the usefulness, timeliness and accuracy of information communicated to drivers and users of the State Highway System. May drive a state vehicle in the course and scope of state business.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

KNOWLEDGE of:
*Effective writing and communication techniques and tools.
*Developing and maintaining community and agency sources and contacts.
*Advanced knowledge of Associated Press Style.
*Media interviewing and outreach strategies.
*Incident command and management practices.
*Arizona’s geography, climate, communities and State Highway Systems.

SKILLS in:
*Organizational skills.
*Computer skills.
*Writing and editing for the web.
*Research skills.
*Customer service skills.

ABILITY to:
*Handle multiple duties in a team/newsroom environment.
*Problem solving, think critically and work independently and as a team.
*Write and produce a story and meet strict news deadlines.
*Interpret technical information to create and edit news content.
*Serve as spokesperson for on-camera interviews and public speaking.

Ideal Candidate: Will have a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcast journalism, communication or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and/or at least three years experience in journalism, media relations, public information and/or public relations.

Note: This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign the Driver Form on page 6 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate’s motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.12 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT.

Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.

You must apply on line no later than the close date or first review date of the job announcements at 5:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time. You will not be able to apply after the close date/time because job postings are removed from the job board site at that time, unless otherwise specified.

All newly hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

RETIREMENT: This position participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)*.

*ASRS enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment, if not already an ASRS member at the time of hire.

BENEFITS: Comprehensive benefits package includes accrual of sick and vacation leave, and 10 holidays per year; health* and dental insurance*; retirement plan; life insurance; and long-term disability insurance. Optional employee benefits include short-term disability*, deferred compensation, and supplemental life insurance*.

*Elective benefits for new employees hired on or after July 20, 2011, will be subject to a 90-day waiting period, except for transfers from other State agencies or who regularly worked for the State of Arizona within 2 years prior to the date of hire.

Please visit http://www.azdot.gov/Inside_ADOT/HR/Employment.asp to learn more about benefits given to ADOT employees.

Public Relations Specialist
Paul Hastings, LLP, New York City
Under the direct supervision of the Public Relations Senior Manager, the Public Relations Specialist is responsible for helping formulate and execute PR strategy across the Firm’s Litigation and Employment Law practices.

In this capacity, the Public Relations Specialist will:

• Identify opportunities to publicize notable litigation matters the Firm has been involved in and pitch related stories to the press;

• Develop and maintain media opportunities and relationships;

• Prepare partners for media interviews;

• Assist in the development of a press plan and its execution;

• Coordinate submissions for surveys, rankings and awards announcements;

• Organize media roundtables on hot topics;

• Work overtime as required; and

• Handle additional Public Relations and Media projects as required.

For more information on how to apply:
http://tiny.cc/5m1qdw

Law Firm- Social Media and PR
Immediate opening in a high-profile Charlotte, North Carolina law firm. This person reports directly to the dynamic, owner/managing partner of this 75-employee firm.

We’re looking for an organized self-starter who can run the bloggers, do site management, media relations, PSA campaigns plus the public events now in place– and to improve them over time. You’ll work with the firm’s national advertising and marketing communications agency implementing a full-bore integrated marketing communications effort.

You will coordinate and have direct input into: print and direct mail campaigns, informational brochures, press releases, the website and blog content and the analysis of their performance, plus social media campaigns (including Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, LinkedIn), a scholarship program (coordinating appearances with local schools, organizing judging committee, the press, a recognition and award dinner).

Also work with the agency on creative development of ongoing television advertising and be involved in commercial production and analysis of campaigns. As well, educate staff on all marketing initiatives, organize focus groups and attend national legal/marketing conferences as needed.

This is a stand-alone position. There are no additional in-house marketers. You’ll work with minimal supervision. No calls, please. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit salary history with your resume.

More info on how to apply
http://tiny.cc/4q1qdw

Catholic Diocese, Arlington, VA
The Catholic Diocese of Arlington is seeking a Communications Associate to assist with implementing media strategies for promoting the services and programs of the diocese; with responding to routine and crisis communication/media requests; with researching and drafting press releases, public service announcements, speeches, op-eds, and letters to the editor, newsletters/e-letters, website content, media backgrounders, print advertising, annual reports and brochures; and with actively contributing to the diocesan blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

How to apply:
http://tiny.cc/5u1qdw

Communications Coordinator, Decatur, GA
*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

Background:
The Public Health Informatics Institute (the Institute) is a program of the Task Force for Global Health, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our staff is comprised of professionals in the areas of public health, healthcare, information systems and communications—all well-versed in the current and emerging issues facing public health. The Institute is known for its expertise as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders, transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively in order to improve health outcomes worldwide. Since 1992, the Institute has assisted public health organizations in defining and leveraging the power of information systems to meet public health needs. For more information, visit our website at http://www.phii.org.

Responsibilities:
The Public Health Informatics Institute Communications Coordinator works with the Institute’s communications team to support both strategic communications initiatives and project communications. Tasks assigned to the Communications Coordinator may encompass a variety of communications disciplines, including writing and editing, document formatting, Website monitoring and maintenance, communications support for conferences and meetings, management of print production and collateral inventory, and management of e-mail lists and newsletter subscriptions. The Communications Coordinator also supports the communications team and other team members in maintaining libraries of project materials and communications resources.

Writing/Editing
Drafts documents for review as assigned, working from meeting notes, project source materials, stakeholder interviews, and/or subject matter research, as appropriate.
Edits/proofs documents as assigned for readability, consistency, adherence to style/usage guides, correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Takes/transcribes meeting notes as assigned, consolidating input from multiple sources as needed.

Graphics/Layout
Edits/creates simple graphics as assigned.
Formats documents according to Institute style guide.
Familiar with and capable of creating document layouts that optimize readability and impact.

Website
Performs day-to-day website maintenance tasks, such as monitoring forum posts and updating calendar.
Uploads new Resources, as published.
Monitors/updates daily newsfeeds.
Supports social media as assigned.
Monitors, reports on site analytics.

Conferences and Meetings
Prepares collateral materials for meetings/conferences, as assigned.
Coordinates exhibit logistics for conferences, as assigned.

Print Production/Collateral Inventory
Coordinates print production as assigned.
Maintains inventory of collateral materials.

Mailings/Newsletters
Maintains email lists for Institute and project-level mailings.
Coordinates newsletter subscriptions, mailings.

Project and Communications Libraries
Supports communications team and project managers in maintaining archives of project materials, as assigned.
Maintains central library of communications materials, such as boilerplate copy, document and presentation templates, and logos.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates fully as a member of the the Public Health Informatics Institute by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.

How to apply:
http://tiny.cc/c01qdw

Public Information Officer, Memphis TN
Works under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Division of Health Services and is responsible for public and media relations for the Shelby County Health Department and Director of Health Department for coordinating the Division’s work to achieve Strategic Goals related to public relations. Provides consultation and support to public health services and programs to assure effective communication plans and strategies are designed and implemented to meet established public health goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Acts as the Public Relations Director for the Shelby County Health Department with complex and varied administrative responsibilities related to public relations
Responsible for the design of new or expanding projects and/or procedures to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public health messaging.
Communicates directly with Director and Health Officer regarding sensitive issues and media inquiries.
Responds to media inquiries to include organizing interviews and photo opportunities.
Serves as Health Department spokesperson on health and environmental issues and concerns as designated by Health Director.
Coordinates management of SCHD social media accounts.
Establishes and maintains working relationships with public officials and their PIO’s, administrators, legal, technical and business professionals and the general public interpreting statistical and program data, explaining programs/services, pertinent regulations, laws, ordinances, policies and procedures, execution of projects which include interaction with various internal and external agencies or businesses
Creates and/or reviews all news releases from this Department.
Provides training and media assignments of Health Department’s staff related to public and media relations
Coordinates SCHD web-site content to resolve problems and communicate to various groups and the general public regarding public health issues or concerns
Supervises assigned support staff to meet goals and objectives of the Public Relations Office as well as the entire Health Department.

How to apply:
http://tiny.cc/c41qdw


Communications Specialist
Kellen Company, Atlanta

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for being part of the team that develops, organizes and implements communications, public relations and marketing strategy and plans for client trade association. Working under the direction of the Communications Director, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Write press releases, bylined and feature articles
Write and edit copy for association magazine
Be a key player in the overall communications, PR and marketing efforts for the association
Staff and contribute to various volunteer committees and other projects as appropriate
Promotional and membership brochures and other materials
Annual meeting & tradeshow marketing and communications materials
Ensure that items under purview are completed within established timeframes
Media relations activities to provide placement within industry publications
Prepare timelines, write articles and coordinate production of industry newsletters
Develop and maintain media metrics
Develop periodic activity reports to report on client successes and results
Provide weekly/monthly project reports and manage task lists and deadlines
Assure high quality of written materials
Work closely with association committee members to develop and coordinate projects
Develop and maintain strong relationships with the clients and media
Coordinate development and placement of trade/professional journal advertisements
Web site promotion activities
Promote industry awards programs

How to apply:
http://tiny.cc/ya2qdw

PR Product Specialist
GoDaddy.com, Scottsdale

GoDaddy.com is looking for a Public Relations Specialist with a strong background in PR working for a technology company or an agency whose client base is in the technology industry. We are looking for a candidate with very strong writing skills that can create content and press releases focused on technology products. Want to really “wow” us? Demonstrate your understanding of Go Daddy product offerings and the latest technology community issues.

In this position, you will be a part of telling the story of the world’s largest web hosting provider and domain name registrar. You will:

What does the job entail?

•Generate buzz about Go Daddy’s technology product offerings
•Develop and execute PR initiatives that align with Go Daddy’s brand and department goals
•Build and maintain strong media relations
•Draft and edit news releases, media alerts, press kit materials and other written materials supporting department goals

How to apply:
http://tiny.cc/0m4qdw

Public Relations Specialist
Northern Trust, Chicago

Job Description:
Provides a broad level of PR and communications support for the Corporate Communications Team. Serves as the primary back-up to the team, and performs such duties as proof-reading, editing, managing media contact databases, tracking media placements, screening media calls, assisting in projects, and drafting press releases, articles, story pitches to reporters, Tweets on select news items, internal communications, broadcast emails, company newsletter articles, and other employee communications.

Major Duties:
1. Provide back-up and support to the Corporate Communications Team, focusing on the institutional business units.

2. Perform all levels of Public Relations / Communications administrative support activities, including proof-reading, editing, managing media contact databases, tracking media placements, monitoring social media, screening initial media calls, and the like.

3. Researches and drafts articles, news releases, broadcast emails, white papers, talking points, and speeches, when appropriate.

4. Assist in assigned ad-hoc projects.

5. Responsible for distribution/positioning of communications such as issuing press releases, distributing corporate newsletters, and other internal communication.

How to apply:
http://tiny.cc/2u3qdw

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