Communications Director

Recruitment #220628-UNCE-377

Introduction

Interested candidates may email a resume to hrsenate@oksenate.gov 

Or mail or deliver to:

Oklahoma State Senate, HR/Personnel Services
2300 North Lincoln Blvd, Room 309.1C
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4808

Communications Director
 
Job Description

Seeking an experienced and motivated communications professional with strong writing skills, social media expertise, and the ability to establish a working rapport with the press. The Communications Director oversees and directs communications for the Office of the President Pro Tempore, as well as coordinating communications strategy for the Senate Republican Caucus.

Roles and responsibilities:
• Ensure the objectives and achievements of the Senate President Pro Tempore and Senate Republican Caucus are effectively communicated
• Simplify complex issues to clearly convey the objectives of the Senate President Pro Tempore and Senate Republican Caucus
• Answer inquiries from the media and public
• Develop and distribute press releases
• Plan and execute press conferences and related media events
• Research, write and edit speeches and other materials
• Maintain and update webpages as needed, as well as Senate social media accounts
• Create informational and educational graphics about legislation and legislative issues for use on social media
• Be knowledgeable about current events, locally and nationally, especially as they pertain to the legislative process and issues having a direct impact on the state
 
Experience, knowledge and skills we are seeking:
• Experience in communications and press relations
• A team player who is not afraid of hard work and fast-paced environment
• The ability to research, write, edit and proofread materials quickly and efficiently 
• Strong communications, computer, and writing skills with proficiency in AP style
• A willingness to learn new skills and find ways to continually improve
• The ability to multitask, and perform under pressure
• A college degree, preferably in a field related to communications and/or government
 
Salary:
Commensurate with education and relative work experience; includes the state employee benefit package.