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LEDA Virtual Job Fair

 

Employers interested in posting their job openings on the LEDA Virtual job fair (at no cost) can send job description, qualifications, and application method to LEDA's Director of Workforce Development by email.


In addition to posting your vacancies on LEDA's website, positions are also distributed to a network of workforce centers and educational institutions as appropriate.





Position: PUBLIC INFORMATION DIRECTOR 1

Serves as agency or office spokesperson with the media, community, and in crisis situations.

Serves as division director.

Addresses legislative issues impacting the department with the media.

Serves as web administrator and electronic commerce administrator for the office or agency, providing information to the web page.

Approves all information entered on the agency's web page by lower level webmasters.

Develops training programs and conducts training of agency media liaisons and webmasters.

Develops and implements public relations programs for both ongoing and new programs within the agency or office. This includes the preparation of news releases, fact sheets, media advisories, brochures, posters, press conferences, articles, PSAs, audio video programs, and/or billboards.

Develops and implements agency Web Page Policy.

Develops and implements agency Media Relations Policy and Media Relations Plan.

Develops and implements agency Crisis Management Plan.

Designs agency web page, selects web page software and appropriate technology to use on the web page.

Develops and publishes agency news to the Louisiana State web page daily or as needed.

Successfully achieves communications, public relations, and/or web page goals and objectives for the office or small agency.

Interprets agency programs for the media and the public, including technical areas peculiar to that agency.

Identifies potential public relations problems and advises agency officials of appropriate preventative actions.

Influences top level staff to take specific actions regarding public relations activities.

Justifies agency decisions in negotiating on whether program actions should be reported on to the public by the media.

Oversees agency use of contracted advertising and public relations.

Manages the communications, public relations, and promotional budget by writing the narrative, projecting costs, determining necessary adjustments
and approving and reviewing expenditures.

Interacts with top level agency staff, news media representatives, other agency public relations officials, legislators, federal agency and international organizations representatives, the governors press office, and corporate executives on issues relating to public relations activities within the department or office.

Has functional authority over up to several hundred agency or office media liaisons on quarterly public relations campaigns.

Conducts regular public relations campaigns with assistance of agency media liaisons across the state.

Indirectly supervises up to several hundred agency or office media liaisons on quarterly public relations campaigns.

Responds to electronic commerce inquiries for the office or agency.

Indirectly supervises high level administrative staff on the public relations task force in planning and implementing annual public relations campaigns for the office or agency.

Initiates, develops and maintains media contacts for disseminating information.

Persuades the media to report or not to report on agency programs.

Develops audio video presentations.

Researches materials for and writes speeches on selected topics for agency executives.

Conducts marketing for agency programs, services, and Louisiana products.

Qualifications:
A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in marketing, public relations, library science, and/or the research, written preparation and dissemination of information to the public or on behalf of an organization to its customers through such medium as publications, broadcasting, Internet web pages, social media, or public speaking.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
Experience in marketing, public relations, library science, and/or the research, written preparation and dissemination of information to the public or on behalf of an organization to its customers through such medium as publications, broadcasting, Internet web pages, social media, or public speaking will substitute for the required degree on the basis of one year of experience for thirty semester hours of college.
 
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in English, speech, journalism, marketing, mass communications, broadcasting, library science, public relations, or a combination of the above courses to total twenty-four semester hours will substitute for  one year of the required experience.
 
Graduate training which included a combination of eighteen semester hours per thirty in English, speech, journalism, marketing, mass communications, broadcasting, public relations or library science will substitute for one year of the required experience.
 
A master's degree in English, speech, journalism, marketing, mass communications, broadcasting, public relations or library science will substitute for one year of the required experience.
 
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in English, French, speech, journalism, marketing, mass communications, broadcasting, or public relations, or a combination of the above courses to total twenty- four semester hours will substitute for one year of the required experience.
 
Graduate hours which included a combination of eighteen semester hours per thirty in English, French, speech, journalism, marketing, mass communications, broadcasting or public relations will substitute for one year of the required experience.
 
A master's degree in English, French, speech, journalism, marketing, mass communications, broadcasting or public relations will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Application Requirements:
Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana

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Job Posted:
10/09/2019
Application Deadline:
11/09/2019


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