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Job ID: 16390
Agency: Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Salary: $49,840.56 – 57,503.52 annually, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GJ
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. For more information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, please visit https://sdgoed.com/.
This position will use a proactive approach of written and digital content to generate interest in South Dakota as a place to do business and live a fulfilling life. This role supports the Communications department in executing and monitoring communications strategies. Responsibilities include: writing and editing a variety of press releases, website copy, feature stories, media advisories, talking points, creative copywriting on brochures, print ads and feature articles; writing and monitoring social media and related analytics; coordinating communication strategies and practices; targeting statewide and industry media, legislators, boards, and local economic development community leaders; help coordinate efforts for earned media in GOED’s targeted industries; providing support to the Communications Director and the different facets within the Governor’s Office of Economic Development including legislators, boards, economic development offices across the state and assisting with other marketing/communications efforts as needed.
Occasional travel required.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Applicants with exemplary writing (including creative copywriting) and editing skills; excellent interviewing skills; and working knowledge of best social media practices, and 3-5 years of public relations/communication experience are preferred.
Must be willing to work in person in our Sioux Falls office.
- public relations techniques;
- best practices in social media;
- Associated Press style;
- Microsoft computer software applications and computer operation;
- media distribution software;
- South Dakota’s main economic industries.
- assist Communications Director in implementing and measuring internal/external media communication plans.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with media, staff, and the public;
- communicate information clearly and concisely;
- organize and prioritize work;
- research and compile information;
- think creatively;
- work independently or as part of a team.
Additional Requirement: To be considered, please provide writing samples, such as recent press releases and featured articles.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”