MPA and MPP Job list Communications Coordinator -Temp during Legislative Session

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Thu Oct 3 14:42:16 MDT 2013

J o b A n n o u n c e m e n t


SALARY RANGE Negotiable: $10.00 to $35.00 (This is a contract position)

APPLICATION PERIOD October 4, 2013 - October 11, 2013 at noon

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 and interact with people in a professional manner including those from diverse backgrounds; 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; ability to handle assignments of a politically sensitive nature on a confidential basis.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience


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


Jen Jankowski, House Democratic Caucus Assistant

Utah House of Representatives

350 N. State Street, Suite 350

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

jjankowski 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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