MPA and MPP Job listHouse Minority Communications Coordinator

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Thu Dec 8 13:46:23 MST 2011

J o b A n n o u n c e m e n t
SALARY RANGE Negotiable: $10.00 to $35.00
APPLICATION PERIOD December 8, 2011 - December 22, 2011
AGENCY House of Representatives, Democratic Caucus
LOCATION Utah Capitol, Room 400
BENEFITS No Benefits.

The Coordinator will work full-time during the General Legislative Session and part-time as
needed during the interim period, under the direction of the House Minority Leader, to
coordinate and maximize print and electronic exposure and coverage. The Coordinator will
work closely with caucus members, members of the media, advocates, lobbyists and stakeholders
involved with the legislative process. The Coordinator will participate with leadership team on
message development.

Work under the direction of House Democratic Leadership; develop issues strategy, media plan,
and messaging; organize press briefings and press contacts; work with caucus members to
develop and coordinate communications on their specific issues; maintain and update the House
Democratic web site and blog, and social media; build rapport with members of the media;
organize media needs and provide public relations services, as needed.

Knowledge of or skills/ability to media production, communication, and dissemination
techniques and methods including alternative way to inform via written, oral, and visual media;
deal with people in a professional manner; enter, transcribe, record, store or maintain information
in either written or electronic form; evaluate information against a set of standards; communicate
information and ideas clearly, concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing; grammar,
spelling and punctuation skills; plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to
accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; advocate and defend administration and agency policy
with the news and other public media to include determining media strategy, writing press
releases, and presenting information to wire services and reporters.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Two years experience working with the media and/or public relations.

Rhoda Struhs, Caucus Assistant
Utah House of Representatives
350 N. State Street, Suite 350
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
rstruhs at

Melissa Yack Hall, MPA, ABD
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah
P:  801.585.7985
F:  801.587.7861
Orson Spencer Hall 214

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