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Senior Elections Communications Strategist

Michigan Department of State

Michigan Department of State

Marketing & Communications
Lansing, MI, USA
100,000 – 120,000 USD per year
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

POSITION DUTIES:  The Senior Elections Communications Strategist is a senior member of the Executive Leadership Team. This position develops and executes the Secretary’s media and public relations strategy around election and voting information in Michigan. This position works closely with Secretary of State, the executive leadership team and the Department communications staff to develop and implement elections communications strategies, including creating and maintaining high-level messaging priorities, managing paid media campaigns, advising and developing key messaging for events involving media and policy related to elections and election administration. This position also leads on national-level media inquiries and pitches related to election information and messaging. The Senior Elections Communications Strategist reports to the Chief of Staff.

**This position is a limited term appointment with an expiration of July 1st, 2025. Limited term appointments may be extended beyond or expire before the expected expiration date above.  

Click here to view the Position Description  (Download PDF reader)

Application Requirement: Please attach a cover letter describing your experience and how it relates to this position.**

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 Four to five years’ experience working in strategic communications, including at least 2 years’ experience supporting a principal (elected official or executive); must have at least a year’s experience with election communications management, voting rights or voter education efforts or issue advocacy communication.

Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a writing sample to your application for review. Failure to attach a writing sample may result in your application being removed from the selection process. 

Please attached an updated resume, cover letter and official transcripts to your application. Failure to attach these documents may result in your application being removed from the selection process.


You must apply for this vacancy through the NEOGOV system; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic application. Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

Civil Service Commission Rule 2-7 requires that all newly hired state employees submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test prior to their actual appointment.  Due to the nature of work of the Department of State, criminal records will be checked.  Any position offer will be conditional until results of the criminal background record checks indicate eligibility for employment.

Michigan Department of State is an equal opportunity employer.