Public Information / Communications Assistant

County of Monmouth - Freehold, NJ (30+ days ago)4.0

Full-time

The Monmouth County Department of Public Information & Tourism is an exciting office that is responsible for relaying information about County news and services to residents, visitors and business owners in Monmouth County. This is done through the County website, social media channels, press releases, photos and videos.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Keep calendars (editorial, press conferences, events etc.) and media lists;
  • Participate in brainstorming and planning sessions;
  • Assist in organizing and execution of events, campaigns etc.;
  • Conduct research to support Public Relations planning;
  • Draft and distribute content such as newsletters, press releases and speech writing;
  • Support relations with the public, media, constituents, etc.;
  • Formulate ways to streamline communication and plan execution; and
  • Edit reports and various materials as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Public Relations or a related field;
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed

PREFERENCES:

  • Proven experience as Public Relations Assistant or similar position;
  • Computer savvy; working knowledge of databases and design software (e.g. Photoshop) is a plus;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Great attention to detail;
  • Understanding of AP style of writing;
  • Knowledgeable of all forms of social media

NOTE:
Applicants must submit sample(s) of written work appropriate to the above job specification, e.g. press releases, alerts, features, news articles, etc… Sample(s) may come from current or previous employment or from class projects. You should also provide a brief description of your role with each of the sample(s) you provide.

BENEFITS:

Regular full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including: generous paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; participation in pension plan; basic life insurance; voluntary participation in medical and dental programs; Section 457 deferred compensation; long-term disability compensation; optional life insurance for self, spouse and children; medical and dependent care reimbursement plans; and access to membership in credit union.

HOW TO APPLY:

In order to be considered for the position, you must fill out an application. Applications can be obtained by going to www.visitmonmouth.com. Hover of "Employment" on the top of the page, then click "How to apply."

Please fill out the application and send it along with a resume, cover letter, and writing sample via fax to 732-431-7924. The application may also be delivered in person or mailed to Monmouth County Human Resources, Hall of Records, One East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Public Relations: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Location:

  • Freehold, NJ (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)