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Writer and Content Management Specialist

PROGRAM MANAGER I

Recruitment #21-005476-0024

Introduction



The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

State Salary Grade 19
Salary Range $58,441 - $76,108 (with progression to $95,703)

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

LOCATION OF POSITION

Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building 
200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for researching, developing and writing 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. 

POSITION DUTIES

  • Researches, develops and writes a variety of content to support the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Community Engagement
  • Ensures consistent messaging and branding aligned with the agency’s multi-year strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives. 
  • Writes and edits content to be used in digital media (web postings), social media, speeches, newsletters, publications, reports, blogs, correspondence, memos and more. 
  • Develops media advisories, releases, and fact sheets as needed. 
  • Uses creative and persuasive writing to effectively express ideas; couple with visual needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Proficiency in researching, writing, and editing content for web, communications, and publications while ensuring consistent messaging and branding. 
  • Proficiency drafting talking points/speeches and/or writing scripts for video/podcasts, and various communications and marketing pieces.
  • 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.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your application and attach your resume along with your portfolio and writing samples.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org) –and – attach your resume along with your portfolio and writing samples. On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Program Manager I, Writer and Content Manager Specialist position #075666 – (Jobaps # 21-005475-0024), Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the Maryland Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/. 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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