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HELP WANTED: Bergen County Prosecutors Office Seeking Public Information assistant

OPEN POSITION – PUBLIC INFORMATION ASSISTANT 

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking a creative, organized, detail-oriented professional for its Community Affairs Unit. Reporting to the Chief of the Community Affairs  Unit, this individual will have a varied range of tasks and will assume a significant role in supporting all aspects of the BCPO’s communications, including public and media relations,  press event coordination, research, web and social media content creation, social media monitoring, poster and flyer creation, social media online community management, and analysis of performance metrics. This position will assist with the dissemination of public messaging including crisis communications as well as strategic communications designed to advance the  BCPO’s mission, reputation, and brand. 

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Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for coordinating, writing, and producing digital content for social media and the web, based on BCPO news, activities, and initiatives. The primary focus is on finding  stories, developing posts, covering BCPO activities and events (including shooting  photos and video) with the goal of creating short-form posts designed to support the  BCPO’s mission and brand 
  • Oversee BCPO-related social media accounts and ensure the voice and posts are  consistent with brand standards and social media best practices 
  • Analyze and report on social media trends, best practices, and relevant developments in  the law enforcement sector 
  • Provide social media metrics and analytics and generate performance reports Assist in 24/7 monitoring of digital channels for BCPO-relevant posts/threads Design and create posters and pamphlets 
  • Edit PowerPoint presentations to ensure conformity to brand guidelines Assist with press conferences 
  • Set up, attend, and photograph a variety of community events and presentations, which  may occur after the close of business  
  • Additional duties as assigned 

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the  principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description  of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree required 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in communications, social media  management and content creation 
  • Proficiency in a range of social media platforms 
  • Photography and video production skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suites and Adobe products (e.g., Photoshop) 
  • Deadline driven and detail-oriented 

The NJ Civil Service Commission (CSC) title is Public Information Assistant (CSC Code:  002923). The CSC requirements are as follows: 

REQUIREMENTS:

 EXPERIENCE: 

 One (1) year of experience in work involving the collection, 

 analysis, and dissemination of information in the field of news 

 media and/or public relations, publicity, and/or advertising. 

 LICENSE: 

 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license 

 valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather 

 than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential 

 duties of the position. 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume via email to Jobs@BCPO.NET by close-of-business on Friday, February 4th

 

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