Public Information Officer

Job Details

Mt. Lebanon Municipality is recruiting for a Public Information Officer (PIO).  Mt. Lebanon provides a full range of services to its 33,000 residents and is a walkable, economically diverse community with excellent schools and amenities, and is a short commute to the City of Pittsburgh.  The PIO will serve as a primary media spokesperson for the municipality; will build strong partnerships with municipal department leaders, public stakeholders, and PIO staff; will develop and implement a comprehensive public information and public relations program that includes a central online presence through various digital platforms and print media that includes directing the publication of the Mt. Lebanon Magazine; and will play a key support role in providing direction to department leaders with regard to public relation issues and public awareness of municipal activities and initiatives.

Salary range starts at $74k; the final salary is dependent on qualifications and experience and includes excellent benefits.


Candidates must have strong public information and journalism experience that includes development, editing, proofreading and dissemination of public information; must be a confident and strategic media professional with excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills; must be a highly talented editor with the ability to present information in an engaging format, have demonstrable journalism experience, and experience responding to the press and public on complex issues and in crisis situations; must have the ability and experience to direct a staff.

Requirements for this position include graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field;  minimum of five years of progressive experience in journalism, public relations, or the media which includes writing of news and feature articles for various communication media.  Candidates with considerable journalism experience and who have an understanding of Mt. Lebanon, the western Pennsylvania region, and of public sector governance are highly desired.

See job description for full requirements.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by January 28, 2019 to: or HR Administrator, 710 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.

Mt. Lebanon will make reasonable accommodations to its programs and services to assure access to all persons.  If because of a disability you require an accommodation, please contact Bonnie Cross, at or 412-343-3625.  EOE.