Job opening at Mississippi Public Broadcasting for Public Relations Specialist

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting is seeking a public relations specialist to assist with day-to-day tasks related to MPB’s public relations, community engagement and communications efforts. The position requires a keen ability to multi-task on many different duties in an active work environment. The ideal candidate must have a lot of experience writing and editing a variety of content.

The public relations specialist is primarily responsible: assisting in developing and maintaining public relations strategies; write/edit a variety of content for news releases, blogs, brochures, Fine Tuning programming guide, advertisements; coordinate/lead the MPB tours; editor of the Fine Tuning and Weekly Fine Tuning; assist public relations director with projects and tasks as assigned; maintain good relationships with news media, MPB partners, MPB Foundation donors and the general public; and assist with community engagement events/initiatives. Proficiency in writing for public relations or journalism, knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook, media relations, social media, marketing, photography and public speaking is strongly preferred. This position is classified as State Service, Exempt. EOE M-F

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to the scientific, technological, or specialized functions of the employing agency (AND) four (4) years of experience related to the above-described duties, three (3) years of which must include line or functional supervision;

(OR)
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to the scientific, technological, or specialized functions of the employing agency (AND) five (5) years of experience related to the above- described duties, three (3) years of which must include line or functional supervision;
(OR)
Graduation from a four-year high school or equivalent (GED) (AND) nine (9) years of experience related to the above-described duties, three (3) years of which must include line or functional supervision;
(OR)
Related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis, except there shall be no substitution for the three (3) years of line or functional supervision.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • See Web Site for complete description — www.mpbonline.org
  • Applicants may go online to Mississippi State Personnel Board (www.mspb.ms.gov). Click on Job Seekers. This will take you to the “JOB OPENINGS” page. Read instructions thoroughly to apply for job opening.
  • Applicants may submit State of Mississippi application and portfolio to Personnel, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211
  • Applicants may email resumes to careers@mpbonline.org.

TITLE OF POSITION: PROJECTS OFFICER IV, SPECIAL
(Public Relations Specialist)
DEPARTMENT: Public Relations/Communications

ANNUAL SALARY: $36,176.62

CLOSING DATE: August 21, 2017