Public Information Officer job Madison Wisconsin
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Public Information Officer Job

Employer Name: Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection SpiderID: 10085411
Location: Madison, Wisconsin Date Posted: 1/21/2021
Wage: $52,000 Category: Public Relations
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
This position works with other department communications staff in the development and administration of comprehensive communications programs and strategies for the agency. This position is responsible for supporting at least one division, to be determined by the Communications Director. This position is also responsible for coordinating a variety of news releases, media advisories, social media posts and informational/educational activities. These programs and materials are utilized to inform and serve a wide variety of groups, including the news media, consumers, businesses, schools, interest groups, trade groups and the general public. The work further involves serving as a liaison to department staff and other state, federal and local agencies to coordinate media and informational activities. The position also manages special event public information efforts, or serves as a technical resource (project leader for topics such as integration of new communications technology into agency practices, etc.).

Job Requirements:
A minimally qualified applicant will have:

•Experience with writing, editing and proofreading of a variety of publications (press releases, talking points, etc.)

•Experience utilizing public communications principles, techniques, and/or strategies, to include communications program planning and evaluation

•Experience working with a variety of computer applications and means for distributing program information (Microsoft Office, GovDelivery, basic graphic design tools, website displays, links, social media applications, etc.)

In addition, a well qualified applicant will have:

•Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the news media, internal staff, public and industry officials and/or the general public as an organization’s media spokesperson

•Experience navigating complex issues that may be controversial in nature and/or politically sensitive, and that may impact the general public

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time: More Than 3 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Company Cafeteria

Company Profile:
The agency works hard to serve the people of Wisconsin assuring: safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; animal and plant health; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce. We are located in the Prairie Oaks State Office Building situated on Madison’s southeast side and nestled atop a beautifully wooded and scenic hilltop venue. Our employees enjoy ample, low-cost parking at the facility. We are only minutes away from the Beltline Highway, Interstate 90 and Highway 51 for quick access to local restaurants, retail and service locations.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Madeline Erce Company Type: Employer
Company: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
City: Madison
State: Wisconsin
Zip: 53718
Web Site:

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