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State of Massachusetts Communications Director-Office of Senator Cindy Friedman in Boston, Massachusetts

Senator Cindy F. Friedmanis seeking to hire a Communications Director. The Communications Director will join a team consisting of a Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Legislative and Budget Director, and Legislative Aide. Responsibilities include: * Draft press releases, public statements and media advisories. * Serve as the primary point of contact for all media inquiries and provide timely responses to media questions. * Manage the Senator’s social media profile, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and promote her work for audience development and to increase visibility. * Manage the Senator’s website and quarterly newsletter. * Draft talking points and public comments, including speaking engagements and floor speeches, in coordination with the policy team. * Work with the Chief of Staff to create a monthly communications and message calendar and event-specific messaging. * Build media lists, monitor the media for coverage of the Senator and topics of interest, and suggest media opportunities. * Draft op-eds in coordination with the Senator, with the goal of producing at least a bi-monthly op-ed. * Perform and send to the team a weekly round-up of Senator news clips and social media posts. * Attend and staff the Senator at press-related events in the district and at the State House. * Provide staff support for legislative and policy research, constituent services, and community events. * Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Political Science or related field. * Experience with media and public relations, including effective use of social media. * Outstanding written and oral communication skills. * Ability to produce quality work under pressure and in an extremely fast-paced environment. * Capacity to think critically and work both independently and as part of a team. Preferred qualifications: * Knowledge of the Fourth Middlesex District. * Knowledge of the Massachusetts Legislature and legislative process. * Some experience working in media relations, on political campaigns, on issue campaigns, with advocacy organizations, or in government. * Experience speaking with the media as an on-the-record spokesperson. Benefits & Compensation: Eligible employees of the Massachusetts Senate are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of policy initiatives and services to the diverse population served by the Legislature. The Senate’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of state employee benefits_ _for eligible employees which you may consider towards your overall compensation, including, but not limited to: * o 75% state paid medical insurance premium o Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans o Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs o Low cost basic and optional life insurance o Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan o 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time o Competitive Senate-sponsored parental leave o Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities o Long-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options o Employee Assistance Programs o Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities o Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Applicants should submit a resume, writing sample and one-page cover letter to the Senator’s Chief of Staff and General Counsel, David Swanson ( The Massachusetts Senate is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the diverse commonwealth we serve, and women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Senate *Title: *Communications Director-Office of Senator Cindy Friedman Location: Massachusetts-Boston - State House Requisition ID: 210007T6