Communications Specialist

Recruitment #200618-UNCE-215


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full-time Communications Specialist providing support to the Office of Communications within the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34002467) located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive
Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
Positions in this job family are responsible for copywriting press release and media advisories, researching, writing and managing social media outreach efforts on all social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more).

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Draft internal newsletter communications, press releases, media advisories, web content and social media content.
•Build and execute social media strategy through research, platform determination, audience identification and messaging.
•Monitor and, when needed, moderate user-generated content in line with the social media policy, values and mission of the agency.
•Create editorial and social media content calendars for the agency and area program managers when needed for health campaigns.
•Interface with communications managers and website manager to effectively deploy and manage social media campaigns in conjunction with the agency’s public health campaigns and overall communications plan.
•Collaborate with program areas to manage social media content and online reputation.

Education and Experience
This position requires a minimum of 2 years working in communications and/or public relations; a bachelor’s degree is required. Excellent writing, research and communications skills are required. Proven working experience in social media marketing or as a copywriter is a plus.

Physical Demands
This position is set in an office environment.  While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach.  Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Work Environment
Office Environment; Computer Based.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


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