Public Information Officer

Location
10451, Bronx
Salary
$60,000
Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Ref
JVN: 902-18-1426
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

The Public Information Officer should have strong knowledge of New York City, the Bronx, the Criminal Justice System, police issues and crime as well as past experience as a journalist covering these subjects.  The Public Information Officer will use their knowledge and experience to assist the Director of Public Information in handling media requests and disseminating news of the Bronx District Attorney’s Office to the media and the public. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Excellent writing skills
  2. Utilize excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels of the agency as well as the media and other city agencies     
  3. Strong understanding of the Criminal Justice system and police issues
  4. Strong computer skills including command of Microsoft Office and various social media sites

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Specific duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  5. Handle media inquiries and provide complaints, indictments
  6. Write press releases
  7. Post items to website and social media site, monitor internet and social media
  8. Work on call on assigned weekends responding to media requests
  9. All other duties as assigned

    PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

  10. A baccalaureate degree and at least three (3) years’ experience as a journalist covering crime and/or the court system or police issues
  11. Knowledge of New York City
  12. Past experience in writing/posting on the web and social media is required

 

The Office of the Bronx District Attorney is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

 

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