Marketing/Advertising, Media Relations, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Public Information Officer. This position performs a variety of professional-level staff work in support of a public relations program of a college or the District which includes developing various informational materials to promote and publicize programs, services, activities, and events providing support with the effective presentation of program information, services, and activities, and assisting with media relations.
MONTHLY SALARY: $6,307 - $7,813* *Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position
TYPICAL DUTIES Gathers information and writes news releases, feature articles, special articles, speeches, postings, scripts, and reports, which describe and highlight college and District activities including educational opportunities, accomplishments, athletics, recreation, fine arts media, and theater arts media. Develops internal newsletters, bulletins, web site postings, and related materials for employees concerning policy and organizational changes, special programs, staff achievements, awards, and news of general interest to employees. Assists administrators, faculty, and staff in effectively presenting and/or improving information pertinent to their programs, services, and activities to promote understanding and support for the District. Collects, develops, and organizes information for dissemination to District and community groups through a variety of media including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, social media networks, podcasts, email, and Web pages. Assists representatives of the community and news media in obtaining information and materials regarding District activities and college programs for the community. Designs layouts for magazines, brochures, newsletters, posters, and other publications. Participates in the design and layout of Web pages by making editorial suggestions to improve and clarify text and overall presentation. Edits and revises materials for publication. Coordinates publication activities by obtaining bids, planning and maintaining production schedules, finalizing proofs, resolving production problems, and ensuring specifications have been met. Assists administrators with media relations during crisis situations; facilities public safety information during an emergency or natural disasters. May represent the college and District at internal and external events serving as the spokesperson on designated public relations matters. Attends various administrative meetings to gather information and identify publicity goals. Monitors news flow for effectiveness and efficiency. Arranges news conferences, ceremonies, meetings, and itineraries for District officials and official visitors. Plans, coordinates, schedules, publicizes, and attends special college, District, and community public relations events. Updates and maintains content on Web pages and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Takes photos and/or video records special events and distributes photos and/or videos to appropriate sources. May supervise student employees. Performs related duties as assigned.
VACANCIES A vacancy currently exists at East Los Angeles College, 101 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list. Our Colleges include:
Los Angeles City College East Los Angeles College Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Los Angeles Valley College West Los Angeles College
BENEFITS •Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents. •A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee. •12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave. •At least 15 paid holidays per year. •Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days. •Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty. •Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. The employee contribution rate is 6 percent. The District also contributes to the retirement system. Employees are also covered by Social Security. •Employee Assistance Program
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION: Education and Experience: Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university preferably with a major in journalism, public relations, or other specialized communications field AND three years of full-time paid professional-level experience in news reporting, feature writing, publicity writing, or public relations. Special: A valid Class “C” Driver's License is required. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.
For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.
EXAMINATION PROCESS The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.
ACCOMMODATION Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.
HOW TO APPLY Online https://jobapscloud.com/laccd
DEADLINE Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd.
The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in California serving as educator over the past seventy-seven years to more than three million students. Its nine community colleges are located throughout an area of 882 square miles within the County of Los Angeles. It includes the entire City of Los Angeles, a number of other incorporated cities such as Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Culver City and Monterey Park as well as unincorporated areas of the County. The colleges offer student transfer education to four-year colleges and universities, associate degrees, vocational education, and a diversity of certificate programs in special interest areas.