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Deputy Communications Director

  • 509026
  • PHOENIX
  • HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 15 2022 at 23:55 MST

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Deputy Communications Director

***Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to House Democratic Executive Assistant, Carmen Velarde at cvelarde@azleg.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please include “Deputy Communications Director and Community Outreach Coordinator Candidate -  YOUR NAME” in the subject line. For questions, please call 602-926-5848***

Job Location:

1700 West Washington

Phoenix, Arizona 85007  

Posting Details:

Annual Salary is Dependent upon Experience and Education  

Grade: 01

This posting will close on July, 15 2022  

Job Summary:

The Deputy Communications Director provides deliverables and strategic guidance to elected officials, Chief of Staff and Communications Director regarding external and internal messaging and media to promote the work of the Arizona House Democrats.

Applicants must have strong writing and social media skills, with multi-media capabilities (video, photography and graphic design) a definite plus, as well as ability to plan and staff events.

The ideal candidate will be proactive and work well in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, identifying media opportunities, and helping grow the Caucus’ media footprint.

Job Duties:

• Work with Communication Director to develop and implement weekly and long-term strategic communications plans, strategic messaging around specific legislation, and our digital strategy

• Search out and embrace new technology and best practices to promote innovative and engaging Caucus communications

• Conceptualize and produce high-quality deliverables exhibiting a strong visual style, graphic design, and video editing

• Organize and coordinate press conferences and media events, community/stakeholder meetings and townhalls

• Brief members of the public on legislative process and impact of potential legislation

• Act as media liaison between members of the caucus and members of the press

• Monitor legislative committees for messaging and earned media opportunities

• Draft accurate and compelling talking points on key issues and legislation

• Track social media and traditional media analytics and generate analysis

• Monitor national and local media coverage of legislation and politics

• Management and growth of social media channels and website

• Draft accurate and compelling press releases and media alerts

• Develop and maintain working relationships with press

• Draft or edit op-eds on behalf of members

• Respond to media inquiries

Selective Preference(s):

• 1-3 years of experience working with high-profile public officials

• Minimum of 3 or more years of communications experience

• Knowledge of Arizona and local political landscape

• Understanding of digital media channels

• Spanish speaking

Benefits:

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Carme Velarde at cvelarde@azleg.gov for assistance

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.