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Public Information Officer

Job ID: 29496
Department: Media Relations
Location: 4 World Trade Center

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Office of Media Relations, the Senior Public Information Officer will serve as a liaison with members of the media and trade publication writers. The candidate will contribute to the development of strategic communications plans, handle a multitude of writing assignments and assist with organizing and implementing media events.

As part of the Office of Media Relations, the successful candidate will respond to media inquiries, initiate pitch calls to journalists and coordinate with program staff to help best articulate the agency's positions on an array of policies and issues.   Work will include writing and editing a variety of written materials including media releases/advisories, public statements, social media posts, website content and miscellaneous tasks at the Director's request. Given the nature of the position, maximum flexibility is required.

Candidates should expect to be available for early morning, evening and weekend work as necessary.

Qualifications

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English, marketing or a related field from and accredited college or university.

Applicants should have one to three years of experience in a fast-paced news or public relations environment, or serving as a communications/press spokesperson for an elected official.

Desired

The ideal candidate will present the following qualifications:

  • Individual must be a self-starter and able to communicate in a persuasive and compelling manner.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with reporters, promote positive image of agency, and articulate complex aspects of the agency's projects to media, the public and target audiences.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Must demonstrate excellent judgement, balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making and research skills are vital.
  • Must stay abreast of local and state news as well as agency goals and policies.
  • Work effectively with program staff to develop appropriate responses and materials.
  • Research, develop, write and edit a variety of public information materials.

 

 

 



     

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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