Description of Work
NOTE: If you are a current NC State Government employee, you will not be considered for a temporary assignment. Temporary Solutions cannot accommodate dual employment.
Individuals hired into a temporary State job must be fully qualified for the job. OSHR supports the Governor's Job Ready initiative and seeks to expand a temporary's skill set to enhance their qualifications for State government and private sector jobs. Exposure to an agency's culture, process, procedures and potential learning opportunities can provide valuable experience to those who may ultimately seek permanent employment with the state.
This temporary position is located in Raleigh/Wake County. There are no leave or retirement benefits offered. Visit www.nctemporarysolutions.com for employment information.
Hourly Rate of Pay: $7.25 - $26.21 (Based on education and/or years of relevant work experience reflected on the application)
This temporary position will be assigned to the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) manages the delivery of health-and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens, children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. The Department works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities and many other stakeholders to make this happen.
The Office of Communications is the central press, public relations, marketing and communications section for DHHS. Through outreach materials, news releases, interviews, fact sheets, web pages and other publications, the staff in this unit helps the public understand programs and issues. This office is the liaison with the news media and assists departmental staff with development of media and communications strategies to handle special events, crises and other communication to citizens and key stakeholder groups.
This position, located in the Office of Communications, will be primarily focused on developing content for DHHS newsletters and social media, and will also assist in the day-to-day operations of the press office.
Applicants would be expected to have the following qualifications:
Be comfortable operating in a dynamic and, at times, unpredictable work setting.
Have experience and/or education in communications, public relations or journalism, with an interest in health and human services.
Able interact with media members, government officials and stakeholders in a wide range of settings in a respectful and professional manner.
Research and write newsletter articles, with a focus on telling stories of the work done by the Department and highlighting the Department's top priorities, as determined by the Secretary.
Manage a budget of stories for external and internal newsletters to ensure the publications have timely content.
Publish newsletter articles on website through a content management system and send newsletters in MailChimp.
In conjunction with other staff, serve as the point person on developing, writing and scheduling the Department's social media posts.
Publish social media posts through the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Hootsuite.
Monitor the accounts on a consistent basis and make decisions, in conjunction with managers, on how to respond to citizens on social media
Shoot photos for newsletters, website, social media and/or video related to DHHS activities.
Develop ways to improve the newsletters and social media content and grow the subscriber and follower bases .
Adhere to AP style and grammar guidelines.
Assist in the press office by answering phone calls, logging media questions and compiling news clips.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
[NOTE: Qualified applicants must meet and reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities and any experience or competencies specified in the supplemental question(s) to be considered.]
General knowledge of journalistic, communication, and/or publication principles and practices.
General knowledge of the techniques of disseminating information to the public through a variety of news media.
Ability to write according to correct English usage and accepted standards of magazine and press publications.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of press, radio, and television and other persons contacted in the course of work.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, public affairs, journalism, English, or related field from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Office of State Human Resources
2321 Crabtree Blvd., Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27604
State Of North Carolina