Press Secretary

POSTED Dec 06 2017

Full Time

Job Description:

Press Secretary
Executive Bureau/Communications Division
Attorney General Maura Healey seeks a Press Secretary to help lead a fast-paced, high-volume communications office. The Press Secretary will assist in the development and implementation of communications plans for office initiatives and cases, and respond to media inquiries. 
Duties and Responsibilities:  Responsibilities of the Press Secretary include, but are not limited to: 
--  Pitch stories and respond to media inquiries from local and national print, digital, radio, and
    television outlets;
--  Assist in managing the press staff, including Deputy Press Secretaries and a Digital Director;
--  Serve as a primary media spokesperson for several bureaus and divisions within the Attorney
    General's Office, focusing on such areas as healthcare, energy and environment, consumer
    protection, fair labor, criminal matters, and others; 
--  Draft and edit press releases on a wide range of priorities and initiatives from divisions across
    the office; 
--  Prepare memos and talking points for press conferences, media interviews, and public events; 
--  Research and identify story ideas to work with reporters on; 
--  Coordinate media availabilities and press conferences for news on a local and national level; 
--  Spearhead a variety of media relations issues, public outreach campaigns and projects to amplify
    the work of the office.  
When applying for this position, you will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume.
Position Type:  Exempt
Salary:  $68K to $75K, commensurate with experience.
The deadline through which you may apply to this posting is December 22, 2017. 
Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Jillian Fennimore, Director of Communications
Communications Division
(617) 963-2053
The Attorney General's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General's Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; broad experience in journalism or public relations; strong writing, oral communication, and research skills; strong ability to pitch stories and communicate office matters to public audience professionally and effectively; experience in communicating on digital platforms; experience in news management techniques and strategy; experience as an "on the record" spokesperson required as is the ability to multitask, work on a deadline, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve.