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Tourism, Department of

Communications Officer 

Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00563

County(ies):
Dane
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER 20-00563
    Communications Officer

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary:
Starting hourly rate for the Communications Officer position will be $34.60 - $39.36 per hour, plus excellent benefits. This classification is assigned to pay schedule/range 81-03. A 12-month probation period may be required.
Contact:
Brock Flowers, HR Specialist, 608-267-1005, brock.flowers@wisconsin.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
2/24/2020

Assessment Information:
12340 -  018  Communications Officer 
Preview Assessment  

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is recruiting for a communications position to lead public relations efforts to grow the WI tourism economy. This position is located in downtown Madison, WI.

The mission of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is to market the state as the Midwest’s premier travel destination for fun by executing industry-leading marketing programs and establishing strategic partnerships. The Department plays a significant role in generating greater economic impact and jobs for Wisconsin through tourism.


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Position Summary:   
The Communications Officer position will administer and execute the Department's public relations program which involves coordinating and monitoring the activities of public relations agencies, and working directly with media, Wisconsin’s tourism industry, and staff at the Department of Tourism to provide information regarding Wisconsin travel opportunities and Department programs.

The Communications Officer coordinates the Department’s consumer-facing media relations outreach; serves as first point of contact for the media, answers media inquiries and requests; vets media opportunities for the Secretary and/or Deputy Secretary; prepares or oversees the preparation of message points and interview logistics; coordinates press conferences; organizes itineraries and attends media familiarization tours in various parts of the state. To view the complete position description, please click here.

Special Notes:   
Due to the nature of the position, Tourism will conduct background checks on applicants prior to selection. Tourism does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form.

Qualifications:   
Qualified applicants will have education, training, and/or work experience as it relates to:

1. Communications/PR strategy development
2. Public relations editing, writing, content development, and securing media coverage
3. PR/Communications budget oversight

In addition, well qualified applicants will also have education, training, and/or work experience:
4. Securing high-profile media from national or international outlets
5. Linking communications efforts to marketing strategy

How To Apply:   
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Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies. Questions can be directed to Brock Flowers at brock.flowers@wisconsin.gov or (608) 267-1005.

Permanent classified state employees, who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) should complete the application process to apply.

DOA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmation Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

If you are a veteran with a 30% or greater service-related disability, please send a cover letter, resume, DD-214 (honorable discharge), and documentation of your service-connected disability rating (dated within 12 months) to the contact listed above.

 

 
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