Public Information Officer

Public Information Officer


Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-735-5151

Job Location

3000 Wayne Memorial Dr.

Goldsboro, NC 27534


$32,724 - $40,905


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Closes: Friday, June 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, May 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

7:45am - 5:30pm M-Th, 8:00am-1:00pm Fri.

Reports to

Cheif of Staff

Employment Type

Full-time, 12 months

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Journalism, English, Communication, Marketing, or a closely related field, and a minimum of two years of experience is required. Candidate must be a self-starter and possess strong organizational, leadership, diplomatic, and communication (written and verbal) skills with experience in writing a variety of publications ranging from news releases, speeches, scripts, advertising, brochures, and newsletters. Must have social media experience, as well as excellent computer skills, including email, graphic design, photo manipulation, pagination, layout, slide presentation, and spreadsheets. Work may include evenings and weekend activities. Must be able to perform duties inside and outside under normal environmental conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

Graphic design, publication layout, webpage design, and photography experience are preferred. Experience working with educational institutions is preferred. A National Career Readiness Certificate and bilingual are preferred.

Position Description

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for informing the public of various aspects of the college to promote a positive image of the institution. The PIO will write and distribute press releases, public service announcements, and feature articles related to the college; respond to media inquiries and solicit media coverage; respond to public inquiries for information; coordinate media interviews; interview students and college personnel and other constituents for quotes and personal interest stories; provide photographs of newsworthy events and people to press and other stakeholders, as appropriate; serve as spokesperson for the college as needed; serve as the point of contact for the North Carolina Community College System; maintain positive relationships with other PIOs and members of the press; serve as the point of contact for media during emergencies, crises, or disasters involving the college; manage certain aspects of the college’s website; and maintain a college-wide calendar of events.
If selected for employment, the applicant must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening.
INSTITUTION:  Wayne Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community Colleges System. Located in Goldsboro, NC, the College serves Wayne and adjoining counties. Wayne Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. A Tobacco-Free Campus as of August 1, 2009.

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS: Submit an employment application and all supporting materials, including copies of certifications, post-secondary transcripts, resume, and cover letter via ApplicantOne at No paper applications will be accepted. Applications will be screened, and the most qualified applicants interviewed. All applicants will be notified once the position has been filled.

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