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Position Title:


Communications Officer

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Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78711

Working Hours:


M-F 8-5

Salary Group:



Classification No.


1832/Information Specialist III

Job Posting No.


Monthly Salary:


$4,333  - $4,833 /Month

Date Job Available:


April 1, 2018

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Performs highly complex (senior-level) informational and educational work. Develops and implements the communication strategy of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the direction of the Assistant State Librarian. Works under limited supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Develops a comprehensive communications strategy to support the agency’s operations and priorities. 
Consults with program staff about public awareness efforts for agency projects and provides writing and editing assistance to agency divisions.
Writes, edits, produces, and disseminates informational materials, including press releases, reports, issue sheets, and brochures.
Develops productive partnerships with outside groups and stakeholders.
Plans and coordinates special events, meetings, trade shows, receptions, press conferences and presentations.
Serves as public information resource for libraries, state agencies, the public, government bodies, and mass media. Serves as staff liaison for the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas.
Coordinates agency’s social media presence and assists with website content
Attends work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct.
Completes special projects as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, public relations, or communications; or bachelor's degree in related field, with courses in journalism or English composition.
Two years professional writing and editing experience.
Two years experience in planning and producing print and web-based publications.
One year’s experience managing complex projects.
Experience using social media.
Experience developing and implementing communication plans.
Experience in media relations.

Ability to operate within budget constraints.
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple projects.
Ability to maintain constant attention to detail with complete accuracy.
Ability to plan and initiate projects, meet deadlines and sustain quantity and quality of work without detailed instructions or close supervision.
Ability to obtain and maintain a thorough knowledge of agency programs, policies and procedures.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and prescribed procedures and practices.
Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with Commission members, agency staff at all levels, print and broadcast media, service providers, business contacts, and the general public.
Ability to handle complex research projects.


Public speaking experience
Experience with fundraising or marketing, especially with nonprofit organizations
Experience in exposition design, planning and construction
Knowledge of libraries or library science
Knowledge of Texas history, literature and archives
Knowledge of Texas legislative process.
Experience with event planning
Experience developing strategic partners with allied groups
Experience with graphic design, developing promotional materials and media production.


Portfolio of writing samples is required at the time of application
Applicants selected for interviews will be asked to complete an in-basket exercise and make a short presentation

Overtime may be required
Some travel is required
College transcripts
Occasional moving and lifting of boxes and equipment

Criminal history check required upon contingent job offer


Has no supervisory responsibilities. Reports to the Assistant State Librarian

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