Public Information Manager

Strategic Engagement

Recruitment #210914-UNCE-610


Strategic Engagement

Salary:  $6,875.00 monthly

This is an unclassified position; selections will be made without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor

Basic Purpose:
Positions in this job assist the Communications Director in managing public information/relations.

Typical Functions:
• Assists with department spokesperson duties; responds promptly to media requests after hours and on weekends; helps establish and maintain cooperative relationships with public officials and agencies; produces press releases and advisories.
• Plans public information/relations programs and projects, such as new conferences and promotional materials; represents the department at public programs and at professional conferences and seminars.
• Produces editorial content for department publications for internal and external audiences.
• Advises managers on the department’s public image; serves as a public information consultant to department stakeholders and organizations that interact with the department; develops and implements marketing plans.
• Assists with in-service training for department staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of  news cycles, news values and how journalists gather and utilize information; of strategic communications; of social media and online content management systems; of AP style; of best practices in crisis communications; of state government and law enforcement.

Ability is required to execute multiple projects and messages in service of a goal – sometimes during high-stress situations; to produce feature stories, photos, and video; to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience:

Statutorily Required:  N/A

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, journalism, English or a related field and four (4) years of professional experience in writing, editing, radio and/or television, public relations or serving as a public information officer; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements:The incumbent must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with the position.

Job Code:  5081    DOC Pay Grade:  11    Statutory Reference:  74 O.S. § 840-5.5 or 5.11    Effective Date:  11-29-17


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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