Communications Specialist, LG’s Office

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $24.18 - $32.00 an hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $24.18 - $32.00 an hour

State of Utah

The Office of the Lt. Governor seeks a creative communications expert who will assist and support the Lt. Governor in a broad and comprehensive role. The Communications Specialist must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with politically sensitive issues in a discretionary manner. Duties will include communications support, photography, production, speech writing, event planning and execution, and other duties as assigned.

Principal Duties:
Communicate and coordinate with the media regarding all requests for the Office of the Lt. Governor
Implement strategic communication plan and evaluate the effectiveness of associated programs and tactics
Manage social media accounts including monitoring, content creation, calendaring, and posting on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.
Draft media advisories, press releases, speeches, talking points, statements, etc.
Manage the Lt. Governor’s website
Act as principal photographer for the Lt. Governor
Produce video PSAs
Develop, plans, and executes multi-media content
Plan and execute events
Staff the Lt. Governor during, before, and after regular business hours
Working in tandem with the Governor’s Communications Team
Other duties as assigned

The Ideal Candidate:
Experience in project management, communications, media and public relations, strategic planning, social media
Excellent writing and editing skills
Ability to problem-solve, analyze data, think creatively, and complete tasks on time in a fast-paced, political environment
Photography and video filming/editing skills
Proficient in computer programs such as Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Google applications and desktop publishing software such as Photoshop, Canva, the Adobe Cloud and other mediums

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