What is a Public Information Specialist?

Public Information Specialist Job Description

Public Information Specialists perform specialized work in providing and releasing information regarding activities of certain departments to the media and the community.


This work involves high consequence of error as well as a need for independence, initiative and judgment on behalf of the information specialist.



Typical Job Duties

• Provide information about a specific company department to the media for release or publication

• Maintain good working relationships with the media and good community relations with the public

• Review company media releases and publications for accuracy, and instructs the media to correct any mistakes

• Set up and maintain records and files, including a publicity file

• Take photographs of department activities as assigned

• Maintain and update department website with daily press releases, employment information and other items of interest to the community

• Respond to inquiries concerning departmental procedures from the media and the general public


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