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Monday, February 08, 2010

OFFICE OF MAYOR CHRIS COLEMAN - Director of Communications

Job Opening: Director of Communications

The office of Mayor Chris Coleman is accepting resumes for the position of Director of Communications.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, (one press release, one longer form piece,
preferably an example of speechwriting) and references to Bob Hume, Deputy Chief of Staff, by email ( no later than
Friday, February 12, 2010

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. At least two years of professional writing experience
  3. Experience in speechwriting or journalism
Job Duties:
  • Develop and execute comprehensive communications plan
  • Identify media opportunities
  • Serve as Mayor’s spokesperson
  • Serve as primary media contact for Coleman Administration
  • Work with other departments and public information officers on media strategy
  • Identify key messages on complex policy issues
  • Write and distribute press releases, and talking points daily
  • Develop, maintain, and regularly update the Mayor’s website and the city’s new media strategy
  • Write major speeches
  • Draft briefing memos and talking points for more than 200 public events each year. 
  • Prepare and staff mayor during interviews and public events
  • Manage Mayor’s office intern program
  • Other duties as assigned
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Bob Hume
Deputy Chief of Staff
of the Mayor
15 Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55102
P: 651-266-8518