Public Information Officer
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
The Town of Kearny is currently accepting applications for the Part Time position of Public Information Officer (PIO). The PIO shall be responsible for press releases, emergency communications, public event promotion/coordination, establishing good working relationships with the news media and general public, as well as monitoring and maintaining all social media platforms, and updating the Town’s website. Specifically, the PIO shall write short narratives and post photographs and other visual graphics as necessary on the Town’s internet website and related social media platforms.
Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communications skills, experience updating internet webpages and posting on social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.). The PIO may also be expected to review and edit other public information materials (i.e. the annual Town calendar, newsletters, brochures, etc.) as necessary. The PIO shall work with the Mayor and Town Council, Business Administrator, and municipal department heads. The PIO shall use digital technologies for the purpose of reporting on resident and community issues, feedback and other data points. Must have basic video and graphic editing skills. Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and portfolio of their work with their job application. A Bachelor’s degree in a related subject area is a plus (e.g. Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, Graphic Design, etc.). The ability to work during off-hours is also necessary. A valid New Jersey driver’s license is required. Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is a plus. The salary is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications.
A complete list of requirements as well as an application for employment can be found by clicking the Apply button
Applications should be submitted no later than March 27, 2023.
The Town of Kearny is an equal opportunity employer.