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Saturday, January 05, 2019

State if Minnesota - Editor/Public Affairs--Information Officer 3Ztate

This position is part of the Public Affairs team within the Office of Communications. The incumbent serves as editor for MnDOT Newsline, the agency’s employee newsletter. This position also provides communications writing, editing and media relations support for MnDOT’s offices as well as serves as back-up for the office’s social media coordinator.


Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Journalism, or equivalent AND two years of professional experience in the following areas (a Master’s degree can be substituted for one year of work experience):

  • Considerable knowledge of journalistic principles and practices sufficient to write, edit materials and speak publicly;
  • Considerable knowledge of Associated Press Style;
  • Experience writing for a wide variety of communications media, including newspapers, radio and television, and social media for professional purposes;
  • Experience interviewing and conducting research for articles, news releases, fact sheets and other informational materials;
  • Experience in media relations;
  • Experience with Dreamweaver or other HTML software.

  • Additional Requirements

    **Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check**
    It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
    SEMA4 Records Check
    Criminal History Check
    Employment Reference Check
    Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low-cost medical and dental insurance, employer-paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, Saint Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The Rice/Capitol Station is located close by.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
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If you have questions about the position, contact Stephanie Olson at or 651/366-3381.

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail:; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.
The MnDOT Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at:

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