Public Information Director

Emergency Appt | Location: Civic Center

Hourly Salary

$47.09 - $68.86

contact information

Charlena Freeman

job description

LACERS is accepting applications for Public Information Director in the Communications & Stakeholder Relations Division (CRSD). The Public Information Director develops, plans, and administers LACERS communication and public relations programs.  Advises management on the potential public relations effect of proposed policies and actions.  Develops communications solutions and strategies to enhance communications with stakeholders. 

Work Performed: Assists with oversight and supervision of the work of the Marketing and Development and Member Engagement Sections and manages LACERS messaging and brand assets, including social media platforms, LACERS intranet, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, summaries of member benefit information, form letters, press releases, formats for staff reports to the Board and other internal communications, and informational scripts for the Member Service Center.

Formulates and modifies LACERS’ public relations policies and provides advice on the potential public relations effect of proposed policies and actions.

Assists with oversight and coordination of LACERS’ relations with various communications media; supervises and participates in gathering, preparing and disseminating information about LACERS’ policies, services and activities; writes and edits promotional and educational materials directed toward LACERS’ members.

Develops appropriate communications solutions regarding stakeholder understanding of LACERS benefits, functions, and programs.

Assists with the oversight and implementation of the LACERS’ Language Access Plan.

Reviews and makes recommendations regarding contracts and RFPs for printing services, retirement seminars, and other matters affecting the Member Communications function; advises, directs, and monitors contract compliance.

Performs other public relation/communications duties and responsibilities.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and an application for employment via this upload link:  Public Information Director Emergency Appointment Upload Link no later than: Thursday, February 16, 2023

Please label your documents with your Last name, First name, type of document, and PID Emergency Appointment (i.e. Doe, John Application PID Emergency Appointment).

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  1. Two years if full-time paid experience with the City of Los Angeles as a Principal Public Relations Representative or in a class at that level in the analysis, preparation and dissemination of information using mass communications and social media, digital marketing, or search engine optimization strategies experience in crisis management or community relations activities; or experience in engaging and interacting with the media; or
  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university including 24 semester or 36 quarter units in public relations, journalism, mass communications, writing or English and five years of full-time paid professional experience responsible for an organization’s public relations or news writing, media relations, community relations, public relations events, social media, digital marketing, search engine optimization strategies, or general public relations function, which includes one or more of the following: interaction with the communications media and/or general public; experience in analyzing, planning, preparing and disseminating information to publicly promote programs or communicate organizational policies; preparing cost estimates for public relations/outreach programs or projects; and experience interacting with or advising management or clients regarding public information techniques.