Knightdale NC Searching for PIO Job Candidates

Source: Town of Knightdale, NC.
Source: Town of Knightdale, NC.

Knightdale, North Carolina’s Public Information Officer is stepping down after nearly three years to join the faculty at Campbell University. Brian Bowman will teach media and communications courses beginning next month. The candidate search is now underway for the Town’s new PIO.

The Public Information Officer manages the Town’s web, social media, and video content and works with local newsrooms. The position is also responsible for the management of Knightdale’s brand deliverables as well as requests for public documents.

Bowman was Knightdale’s first full-time PIO. Some of his achievements include oversight of the Town’s first branding campaign, expansion of the Town’s social media presence, and creation of “What’s New in Knightdale”, an original video series about interesting events. Bowman has also represented Knightdale at numerous public speaking events.

“I’d like to thank our elected officials and staff for the opportunities they provided during my time here,” Bowman said. “Knightdale is a dynamic place with a bright future, and I have no doubt its role in the Research Triangle region will continue to grow. Knightdale is full of smart, energetic people.”

Prior to accepting the full-time faculty position, Bowman taught communications courses as an adjunct instructor at Campbell and UNC-Chapel Hill. “This is a great opportunity to fulfill a long-time dream,” Bowman said.

Bowman’s last day is July 20, 2016.  Information about the job listing is available on the Town’s website, along with details on the job’s hours, weekend work expectation, and education/experience levels desired. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Applications are required for all Town of Knightdale employment openings. Candidates may download an application, request one by email, or call 919.217.2221. In addition to the PIO position, Knightdale is currently seeking a maintenance worker.

In the interim, the Town will continue to manage media requests for information according to its communications and media policy. The temporary contact for all media requests is Police Chief Lawrence Capps. He can be reached at 919.217.2262 or via email.

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