Massachusetts Public Health Association

Job Posting for The Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Director of Communications

Title: Director of Communications

Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic and innovative professional who can lead DPH’s communication and marketing strategies via news/print media, social media, social marketing and health promotion. The role will support the communication needs of the agency through development and execution of communication plans with clear priorities and proactive initiatives including strategies and talking points on key issues. All of these designed to create and maintain a favorable public image of DPH across a wide range of audiences, while educating with accuracy and clarity.

Our ideal candidate flourishes in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. He/she excels at project management and can take ideas and develop work plans, collaborate with other staff members, subject matter experts, and direct projects through launch. He/she is analytical, strategic, and a big-picture thinker, with a proven ability to understand complex ideas and articulate them clearly and concisely in a digestible way, using anecdotes and analogies. He/she is diplomatic, able to understand and appreciate policy/politics and use sound judgment in messages addressing the Commonwealth, especially in the event of public health emergencies.

The DPH Office of Communications manages (1) a wide range of statewide and national media requests including public record requests; (2) award winning health communications campaigns; (3) ethnic media and translation services; (4) DPH website and social media; (5) development of communication and risk communication messages; and (6) writing and editing support.

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