Writer/ Content Developer

 WRITER/CONTENT DEVELOPER 

(SKILLED SERVICE) 

SALARY: $51,649 –  $82,727 

STATE OF MARYLAND 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 

DIVISION OF MARKETING, TOURISM, & THE ARTS 

The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Writer/Content Developer within the Division of Marketing, Tourism, & The Arts- Office of Tourism & Film. The primary function of this position is to develop, write, coordinate, direct and maintain external and internal communications activities in a variety of formats including printed and digital publications; social media, electronic newsletters and web sites; and speeches and presentations. Other duties include managing the research, editing, proofreading, and fact-checking required for the production of printed and electronic information and assets that promote Maryland as a destination, and tourism as a generator of economic activity. Incumbent will enhance, edit, and help facilitate other Division communications projects to include but not limited to Chesapeake Bay Storytellers and Network to Freedom Guides; work with other Maryland State agencies, agency’s staff, vendors, local, national, and international third-party providers of editorial content. 

The selected employee will possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills to work with high level public and private sector officials; maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and constituents; the ability to effectively present information and to manage and effectively complete multiple concurrent and high priority tasks while meeting tight deadlines; possess highly technical editing skills; project management skills and an ability to work independently. Some statewide travel is required 

Writing samples must be included as part of the application process to be considered for this position. Preferably the sample would be of a media release, blog post, or feature story. 

Candidates must possess eight (8) years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years’ experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required education. 2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher-ranking commissioned officer on a year-for- year basis for the required experience. Preferred Qualifications: 1) Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field and four years of professional editing and writing. 2) Proficiency in researching, writing and editing content for web, communications, and publications ensuring consistent messaging 3) Proficiency in drafting talking points/speeches and or writing scripts for various communications and marketing pieces. 4) Two years of the four years in progressive experience in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field. 5) Proficiency with Google Platform, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel and PowerPoint or comparable software. 

It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://commerce.maryland.gov/careers; please review the Career Openings section. Please attach a resume, supplemental questionnaire and writing samples preferably a media release, blog post, or feature story to your online application. Please provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications. If unable to apply online, please submit your state application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire to anna.halikias@maryland.gov 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE -OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

ATTN: WRITER/CONTENT DEVELOPER (# 22-002586-0160) 

World Trade Center – 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

NO LATER THAN: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2022 

An E- Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer TTY Phone: 1-800-735-2258 

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