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Monday, January 14, 2019

Minnesota Department of Transportation - Marketing & Communication Specialist

Serve as the Marketing & Communication Specialist for Research Services and Library in the Office of Transportation System Management communicating results, value and benefits of the state and local transportation research program. In this role, you will:
  • Produce a variety of marketing and communication products for various audiences;
  • Write, edit and develop multimedia communication products for websites, blogs, email, print and social media;
  • Direct website improvements; and
  • Work closely with Research Services and Library staff and stakeholders.
Occasional in state travel is required to attend meetings.
Minimum Qualifications
Two years of professional communications related work experience that demonstrates the following:
NOTE: A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or a closely related field may substitute for one year of experience OR an Associate’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a closely related field may substitute for 6 months of experience.
  • Experience writing and editing communications sufficient to develop and execute communication plans and strategies;
  • Experience creating a variety of ADA-compliant electronic or print media products for distribution in plain language on the web, print publications, email, blogs and social networking sites (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube);
  • Experience developing or managing websites for professional organizations;
  • Applied knowledge of current journalistic principles and practices including AP style; and
  • Oral communication skills sufficient to conduct interviews and gather technical information.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or a closely related field.
  • Several years of experience developing and advising the creation of multi-media products, such as webinars, videos and guidebooks, to transfer new knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute communication plans to encourage the adoption of advances in transportation technology and practice.
  • Web technology skills sufficient to manage multiple web platforms (Drupal, Wordpress, Dreamweaver), develop new website solutions and advise others on the use of these platforms.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud to design basic newsletters and flyers and create or edit video stories
Why Work for Us
We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Up to 29 paid vacation days per year
  • 13 paid sick days per year
  • Defined pension plan
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short & long-term disability available
  • Training opportunities and more!
About MnDOT
We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.
How to Apply
  • Go to and click “External Applicants – Search for Jobs Now”.
  • Using the keyword search box type in, 29532.
  • Select the job title, review the posting, and then click “Apply” at the bottom of the posting to start your application.
  • When prompted for your Referral Source, list "Other - MN Jobs".
**Applications must be received on by 1/18/2019 to be considered**