State of Massachusetts Deputy Press Secretary in Boston, Massachusetts

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DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY


EXECUTIVE BUREAU/COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION*



The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey seeks a Deputy Press Secretary to assist in its fast-paced, high-volume press office. The Deputy Press Secretary will respond to media inquiries, develop press pitches, and will report to the Director of Communications and Press Secretary.

Primary Duties: Serve as a primary media spokesperson for several bureaus and divisions within the Attorney General’s Office, focusing on such areas as consumer protection, health care, energy and environmental protection, criminal matters, and others. Respond to media inquiries from local and national print, radio, and television outlets regarding investigations and cases within your assigned bureaus; draft press releases, talking points, and public statements regarding the Office and matters relative to the assigned bureaus; coordinate with bureau and division chiefs to track cases and activities; research and identify potential story angles and pitch story ideas to reporters; assist other staff, including the Director of Communications, Press Secretary, and other Deputy Press Secretaries, as needed, on a variety of media and public relations events, issues, and projects.

Position Type: Full-time/Exempt

Salary: Mid 50’s, commensurate with experience.

The Attorney General’s Office is a non-executive branch agency and uses a separate application process than that used by executive branch agencies. See instructions below.

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You will be asked to submit arequired writing sample, cover letter, and resumewhen applying for this position. The application deadline is April 27, 2018.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:

Emalie Gainey, Press Secretary

Communications Division

(617) 963-2015

Bachelor’s degree; experience in public relations, communications, or journalism; strong written and oral communication and research skills; proficiency with digital communications and social media platforms. Ability to work under deadlines and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve

/The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions./

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Job: *Unclassified

Organization: *Office of the Attorney General

Title: Deputy Press Secretary

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place

Requisition ID: 180002JB