Public Information Officer – BHM

The Birmingham Airport Authority

The Birmingham Airport Authority is seeking a Public Information Officer. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Public Information Officer (PIO) will manage a broad range of public communications, and media affairs including crisis management and regulatory issues on behalf of Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM). This individual will be a multi-media and Public Relations Specialist, preferably with aviation industry experience. The individual will have a proven track record and measurable results in media relations and brand growth and management. The PIO will be the primary contact for the media inquiries and, as applicable, the Airport Spokesperson. The PIO will also design and implement successful customer service, education, marketing and media strategies across all media platforms (print, visual and social), that will highlight the Economic Impact and benefit of BHM to the city, county and state. The incumbent will produce video, audio, picture and text multimedia designed to promote, enhance and maintain favorable public image; direct routine press relations such as preparation and distribution of news releases and making arrangements for Airport executives and Board members with press, respond to information requests from the public, news media and other organizations.

Position Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, business administration, public administration, political science and five plus years of multi-media, print media, public relations and/or public affairs experience. A master’s degree in journalism, economic development or marketing is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $150,000 with an attractive benefits package. A starting salary at or near the top-range is possible for the exceptional candidate. Relocation assistance will be offered.

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Filing Deadline: February 13, 2022

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