Public Information Officer – City of Helena, MT

This position is the Communications Specialist for the city and is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the public information program. This position communicates critical information to the public; composes information for distribution to media outlets; responds to requests for information from media outlets; and acts as a liaison between the City and the community. The position also develops public relations strategies and programs to support and enhance the missions of the City departments; and serves as quality control for all department communication products and efforts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in communications, journalism, public relations, or mass media communication and 3 years similar multi-faceted work experience. Prior governmental experience is highly desirable. Other relevant combinations of education and work experience may be evaluated on an individual basis.

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