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Writer and Content Management Specialist

Recruitment #21-005476-0024




200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


To research, develop and write a variety of content to support the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Community Engagement, ensuring consistent messaging and branding aligned with the agency’s multi-year strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives. Write and edit content to be used in digital media (web postings), social media, speeches, newsletters, publications, reports, blogs, correspondence, memos and more. Develop media advisories, releases, and fact sheets as needed. Use creative and persuasive writing to effectively express ideas; couple with visual needs.


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of administrative/professional work experience.

Note: Graduate education may be substituted for up to two years of the required work experience. Additional administrative/professional experience may be substituted year-for-year up to four years of the required education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications. 

1. Proficiency in researching, writing, and editing content for web, communications, and publications while ensuring consistent messaging and branding. 
2. Proficiency drafting talking points/speeches and/or writing scripts for video/podcasts, and various communications and marketing pieces.
3. Two years of progressive experience in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field strongly preferred.

*Applicants will be required to submit a writing sample in the interview process. Preferably the writing sample would be of a media release, blog post, or feature story.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.