Job Announcement: Communications Coordinator Position

 

Image of the California State seal and text: Eleni Kounalakis Lieutenant Governor
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Job Announcement
Communications Coordinator

The Lieutenant Governor’s Office is seeking a Communications Coordinator. The LG’s Office is looking for an experienced and energetic communications professional to manage the office’s social media, strengthen the LG’s public engagement and communicate the LG’s values and priorities to the public. The communications coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing a social media plan, including all day-to-day social media needs, monitoring trends, and crafting content using a variety of digital tools. Candidates should be talented writers, have experience using various platforms and software, and have a passion for thinking creatively. Preferred candidates will have an interest in environmental policy, education, international affairs, or economic development. Please email a cover letter, resume, references, and two work samples to Aleksandra.Reetz@ltg.ca.gov.

General Statement

Under the direction of the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, the Communications Coordinator is a critical member of the Lieutenant Governor’s team, integral to growing public awareness of the Lieutenant Governor’s initiatives, partnerships, and work. The Communications Coordinator will help communicate to the public the priorities, values and, work of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.

Duties

Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, the Communications Coordinator will develop and execute a comprehensive strategic social-media communications plan that encompasses long-term planning and day-to-day work, including but not limited to, integrating the use of traditional and earned press, digital media, and social media platforms to external parties, organizations, and other entities. Depending on skill and interest level, the Communications Coordinator may also have opportunities to draft press releases and talking points; and develop strategic campaigns and initiatives that boost the profile and priorities of the Lieutenant Governor. This full-time role is ideal for a strong writer who loves new content trends and is highly engaged on social media platforms. Strong candidates will have a deep understanding of all major social media platforms and trends; the ability to capture and edit quality videos and photos; have experience in social media management and digital content creation with a proven track record of successful content and increasing engagement and followers.

Job Functions

  • Maintain digital, social, and traditional media platforms that enable citizens of California to engage with the Lieutenant Governor and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor;
  • Recommend, draft, design, pitch, and implement engagement strategies and events that inform and promote the Lieutenant Governor’s policies on international trade, environmental sustainability, higher education, and other priorities;
  • Assist with the development of messaging in response to media and constituent inquires;
  • Generate content, including drafting web posts and other communications materials;
  • Monitor media for opportunities and challenges;
  • Monitor the daily news cycle for issues important to the Lieutenant Governor and the office;
  • Build out online community; and
  • Manage and implement additional tasks, as assigned.

Position Qualifications and Education

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, as is prior communications and social media-related experience. Candidates should have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and collaborative team environment; willingness to travel; have excellent interpersonal skills and be self-sufficient.

This position is located in the Lieutenant Governor’s Sacramento office. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, references and two work samples to Aleksandra Reetz at Aleksandra.reetz@ltg.ca.gov.