Public Information Offer

Job Summary

Planetary Science Institute
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

Tucson, AZ
United States

Job Description

Position Summary:  PSI is seeking to hire a PIO as the contact and liaison between PSI and members of the media and the public. The PIO manages the PSI Public Information Department and works with the CEO/Director to develop and implement external and internal communication strategies at PSI. This position will initially be a Deputy PIO and it is anticipated that in the fall of 2024, the incumbent will move into the PIO position. Please see for a complete job posting.


Minimum QualificationsMinimum of five years professional experience as a journalist or public relations professional, including one year of managerial experience.  A strong understanding of and experience with public relations strategies in a science-based environment. Experience with successfully placing stories in local, national, and international media and social media is preferred. Flexible hours to represent PSI at various community and Institute events.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Type
Compensation Range
$72,000USD to $83,000USD
Included Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, retirement plan, possible relocation allowance, and more.

Application Details

Application Instructions
If you are interested in applying for this position, have the required skills, and you meet the minimum qualifications, please submit the following documents to [email protected]:
• A cover letter that addresses your interest and qualifications for this position.
• Resume
• Completed Application and Voluntary Self-Identification form (can be found on or by sending a request to [email protected]).
Publication Start Date
2024 May 13
Application Deadline
2024 Jun 15


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