Opening for part-time position as Town Information Officer

Saturday, November 1, 2014
~ from the Town of New Castle

The position is responsible for all areas of public relations, including serving as the Town’s Public Information Officer. In addition, the position is responsible for the maintenance of the Town’s various social media outlets, including its Facebook page.

The successful candidate will have a broad range of experiences in public relations and the use of social media; will be detail oriented and will make it a priority to develop positive relationships with Town staff, volunteers, contractors and the general public. The Public Information Office provides an ongoing information program to citizens about their town government’s policies, services and activities.

The Public Information Office is responsible for the following tasks:

Answer requests for information and assistance
Create content and edit contributions to our weekly newsletter.
Tape work sessions- follow and understand the topics being discussed
Assist local clubs, schools and other organizations in publicizing their community service and fundraising projects.
Support the efforts of all town departments to communicate more effectively with the public
Manage the Town’s various communication tools including social media, community alerts and web site
Provide an effective public information and communication link between the Township government and its citizens through publications, news releases, oral and written presentations, cable television and other mass media.
Facilitate an accurate and consistent flow of information regarding government issues, programs and services to the community.
Maintain the town’s credibility with citizens and the news media by providing complete and accurate information, and to promoting Town of New Castle as an outstanding community in which to live and work.
Serve as a liaison to media on behalf of the Town of New Castle.
Coordinate community outreach and awareness campaigns.

Compensation: $25/hr with a max of 17.5 hours per week.

We encourage civil, civic discourse. All comments are reviewed before publication to assure that this standard is met.

This job description seems to fit in with other existing town positions at no additional taxpayer cost

By Questioner on 11/09/2014 at 2:51 pm

I believe Lori Sachere held this position before you know who didn’t want her there anymore.  Excuse was the position wasn’t needed and wasn’t able to justify for the budget, so Lori got the boot.  How about giving the position back to her?!  While we’re on the subject of boot, whatever happened with disciplining the dpw worker who brought a machete to work?

By Make it right on 12/06/2014 at 12:06 am

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