• Public Information Specialist

    Job Locations US-WA-Everett
    Opening Date 1 month ago(7/17/2019 5:37 PM)
    Job ID
    External Affairs
    Bargaining Unit
    Min (Annual)
    USD $76,142.00/Yr.
    Max (Annual)
    USD $106,599.00/Yr.
    Min Hiring Range
    USD $76,142.00/Yr.
    Max Hiring Range
    USD $83,757.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    Under general supervision, assists in development and implementation of corporate social media, website content and community relations plans to promote ridership and increase revenue.  Creates and implements electronic communications, including social media and website concepts; writes and edits copy for news releases, brochures, speeches, and other internal or external communications.  Assists with media relations, community relations and community outreach and education events.  Represents the company in public forums, at meetings and makes presentations as assigned.

    Essential Duties



    1. Develops concepts for website and social media to reach target audiences; writes copy; provides guidance to graphics personnel in development of visual aids; places posts and acts as liaison with customers and the general public.
    2. Researches, conducts interviews and writes copy for news releases, brochures, speeches and other internal or external communications.
    3. Edits internal and external communications; offers suggestions for improvements and rewrites when necessary.
    4. Develops and prepares media kits; responds to routine media inquiries; assists in arranging editorial meetings, media tours; and takes photographs for Community Transit promotions.
    5. Develops portions of corporate communications plan as assigned and serves as liaison between corporation and public in implementation of plan.
    6. Develops and implements processes for tracking and monitoring website and social media campaigns and promotions to ascertain success and results.
    7. Represents Community Transit, as assigned, at public events and meetings of committees, organizations and project task forces as a participating member or in absence of manager.
    8. Plans, organizes and implements community outreach activities such as public hearings, focus groups, surveys, education/information presentations and special events.
    9. Develops and makes community presentations as required in support of corporate activities, including electronic communications, internall and external public relations, planning and other activities.
    10. Assists in development of Agency Communications budget.




    Bachelor’s degree in communications arts, public relations, journalism, marketing or related field.



    • Three years of experience in the field, including media contact and experience in writing press releases and brochures as well as experience creating social media and website content.
    • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
    • Experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.




    Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

    1. A variety of writing styles.
    2. Correct grammar, usage and punctuation.

    3. Public relations principles and practices. 

    4. Social media principles and website content management.


    Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

    1. Creatively expressing a concept in writing using a variety of styles and types of copy, such as journalism, social media, promotions, advertising and speeches.
    2. Representing a company or agency to the media.
    3. Use of personal computer and related word processing, spreadsheet and desktop publishing software in a Windows environment (e.g., Word, Publisher, Excel).

    4. Preparing and making presentations to public groups of various sizes.

    5. Project management, organization and time management.

    6. Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.



    Reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying, pulling, pushing.


    Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.


    Involves local travel to meetings and events.


    Selection Process - Applicants who meet minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview & tests to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings of this position up to 6 months after this job is filled.


    Application Process - Apply on-line and include resume, cover letter and answer supplemental questions.    Incomplete applications will not be considered.


    1st consideration to applicants who apply by Sunday, August 4, 2019.

    We would like to remind you of the Employment of Relatives Policy. If you believe that you would be in violation of this policy if hired into this position, please consult with the HR Recruiter. Community Transit provides a tobacco-free & drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer & does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.



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