JOB TITLE: Senior Communications & Public Relations Officer – For a period of sixteen (16) months
LOCATION: Ministry of National Security, Kingston
DESCRIPTION: Assist with providing strategic direction and guidance in the Ministry’s internal and external communication matters; Develops internal and external Communications and Public Affairs Strategy and Plan for the Ministry of National Security; Writes interesting and effective press releases, prepares information for media kits and develops and maintains company internet or intranet web pages; Drafts speeches for Ministry of National Security executives, and arranges interviews and other forms of contact; Evaluates advertising and promotion programs for compatibility with public relations efforts; Edits Speeches, Messages and other documents as required; Prepares or edits organizational publications for internal and external audiences, including employee newsletter and bulletins; Coordinates the production of other internal communications, publications and materials in consultation with the Director of Public Affairs and Communication; Develops, promotes and adheres to best practices and agreed systems and procedures across all areas of work; Contributes to the planning and arrangements for all events, in particular the design and production of materials; Monitors news media daily and provide a list of issues aired regarding the ministry, its departments and agencies. • Assists with the management of monthly and quarterly bulletins for the Ministry of National Security.
QUALIFICATIONS: First degree in Public Relations or Mass Communication; Two (2) years working experience in the Communication field; Ability to write news stories and press releases; Excellent knowledge of media environment; Knowledge of internal and external communications; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Excellent editing and proof-reading skills; Adobe Photo Shop Illustrator/Graphics; Events Planning; Typical working environment; Extended working hours and weekend arrangements; Willingness to travel island-wide
CONTACT INFORMATION: Director, Human Resource Management & Administration, Ministry of National Security, 4th Floor, North Tower, 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5; Email: [email protected]
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 07, 2014