Public Information Officer

Company: Florida Department of Education


Contact Person: Jennifer Hartshorne

Application Deadline: September 21, 2015


The Florida Department of Education is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated professional to serve as public information officer. The public information officer will be responsible for a variety of tasks to include, but not limited to:

  • assisting with the intake and resolution of media inquiries directed to the department and staff;
  • writing and editing press releases, media advisories, press statements, talking points, op-eds, newsletters and other informational materials for publication;
  • initiating media coverage, also known as story pitching, as it relates to key messages or stories; and
  • serving as one of the agency’s copy editors.


The ideal candidate will possess a four-year degree in communications, public relations, marketing, English, journalism or related field and a minimum of two years of work experience in a professional communications or public relations environment. Media relations, writing and editing experience is preferred.

How to Apply

Email resume, cover letter and work samples to [email protected].

Job Originally Posted on: Monday, August 31, 2015