Public Relations Specialist
OmniRide is seeking a professional to fill the position of Public Relations Specialist.
The Public Relations Specialist performs a wide range of general public relations tasks designed to promote a positive image of PRTC and its services including: community outreach to introduce and inform the public at large about the OmniRide family of services, writing and producing news releases, internal and external newsletters, and articles and messages that enhance PRTC’s image or educate the general public about OmniRide’s transit services, event planning, and representing PRTC at meetings and functions in the region before, during and after business hours to promote OmniRide’s services.
Applicant must have professional knowledge of general public relations practices and possess excellent writing skills. They must be knowledgeable of printing and design practices, working with print and electronic media, and operating a digital camera, video camera, and other electronic equipment used for publicity purposes. They must demonstrate good organizational concepts, the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, the ability to help plan and organize a public relations activity and to work within program objectives, deadlines, and budget limitations. Must also be proficient in operating Windows-based computer programs including the Microsoft Office Suite and publications software. A working knowledge of social media platforms is desirable. A background in public relations or journalism is highly desired.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public relations, journalism, communications, design, or related field is preferred.
Typical hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Starting salary $58,339.51 – $77,591.55 depending on experience, plus attractive benefits.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to:
PRTC, ATTN: Human Resources
14700 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
FAX: (703) 583-1377