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State of Michigan Digital Content Specialist - Communications Representative 12 in Lansing, Michigan

Digital Content Specialist - Communications Representative 12

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Digital Content Specialist - Communications Representative 12

Salary

$27.13 - $39.65 Hourly

Location

Lansing, MI

Job Type

Permanent Full Time

Department

Agriculture and Rural Development

Job Number

7901-23-EXE-05

Closing

12/18/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit

NON-EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTED EMPLOYEE (NERE)

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Job Description

Food and Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Michigan. Grow with us and make a difference!

About this Position:

This position is an integral member of the department’s communications team. The incumbent completes and oversees a variety of professional assignments. This position serves as the recognized resource for the Office of Communications in the development of communications digital content and media production for the department. This position functions as primary developer of digital content across a variety of platforms including social media, web and internal communications channels and media production activities for MDARD. This position utilizes a variety of specialized digital media production software and equipment to complete production requirements. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act for digital media published to the public for MDARD.

Position Description (https://mcsc.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/CommsRepVideoPD.pdf)

The work location for this position is Constitution Hall, Lansing, MI. However, the selected candidate may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule (combination of remote and in-person) in accordance with MDARD's Remote Work Policy. Employees approved for schedules that include remote work must complete that work within Michigan. Details regarding work location and schedule options for this position may be discussed during the interview process.

About MDARD:

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a customer-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public's food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $104.7 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.

MDARD is committed to a department-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion program that builds upon our values and invests in our employees. We provide an inclusive culture through involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized.

Required Education and Experience

Education

Possession of a bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, broadcasting, telecommunications, advertising, communication arts, public relations or a related field.

Experience

Three years of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials equivalent to a Communications Representative, including one yar equivalent to a Communications Representative P11.

Additional Requirements and Information

Click the following link to view competitive benefit packages the State of Michigan offers!

MiCSC - Employee Benefits (michigan.gov)

Please attach a cover letter, resume and official college transcripts to your application. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.

Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. In 2022, Forbes ranked the State of Michigan in the Top 10 of America’s Best Employers For New Grads (https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-employers-for-new-grads/?sh=5be036b2203a) and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services. More details on benefits for our new hires are below:

Rewarding Work: State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state’s military and veterans; rebuild our state’s infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.

Insurance Benefits: The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available at www.mi.gov/employeebenefits.

Retirement Programs: The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state’s contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available at http://www.mi.gov/orsstatedc.

Vacation and Sick Leave: Eligible full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 personal days and 13 sick days per year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.

Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees can take 12 weeks of paid leave immediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.

Paid Holidays: Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.

Bonus Programs: Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.

Military Pay Differential: Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.

Tax-Advantaged Programs: In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income.

Student Loan Forgiveness: Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans. Information (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation) to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition Reduction: Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.

Professional Development: To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.

Alternative and Remote Work Schedules: Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.

Great Lakes and Great Times: Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park—just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan’s affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer.

Updated: 11/14/2022

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COMNREPA - Do you possess one of the following? A bachelor's degree or higher in English, journalism, communications, broadcasting, telecommunications, advertising, communication arts, public relations or a related field, AND at least three years of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials? OR A bachelor's degree or higher in any major AND at least five years of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials. If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts.

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    COMNREP - Please select your level of experience.

  • None to one year of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials.

  • One to two years of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials.

  • Two to three years of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials.

  • Three to four years of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials.

  • Four to five years of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials.

  • At least five years of professional experience in preparing and disseminating informational and promotional materials.

    03

    How many years of experience do you have shooting, creating, editing, and publishing video content for online and social media platforms as well as for training and internal use?

  • None to 1 year

  • At least 1 year

  • At least 2 years

  • At least 3 years

    04

    Please provide a summary of your experience. If none, indicate N/A.

    05

    How many years of experience do you have shooting, editing, and finalizing photos for multiple platform use (e.g., brochures, online, PowerPoints, etc.)?

  • None to 1 year

  • At least 1 year

  • At least 2 years

  • At least 3 years

    06

    Please provide a brief summary of your experience. If none, indicate N/A.

    07

    How many years of experience do you have working with food and/or agricultural issues?

  • None to 1 year

  • At least 1 year

  • At least 2 years

  • At least 3 years

    08

    Please provide a brief summary of your experience. If none, indicate N/A.

    09

    What is your overall videography experience? Please provide a brief summary of your experience and/or link to your online portfolio.

    10

    Do you have professional photography experience? If yes, please provide a brief summary of your experience and/or link to your online portfolio.

    Required Question

Agency

State of Michigan

Address

400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone

(800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Website

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan

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