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There are PR and communication jobs throughout the mid-Missouri area. As you are seeking qualified candidates, feel free to send them to us so we can post here.

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Publications Specialist I/II — House Operations Division: Due Oct. 6

The House of Representatives, Publications Office is accepting resumes or applications for the position of Publications Specialist I/II in the House Operations Division.

This non-partisan staff position is responsible for formatting, incorporating amendments, and proofreading of House bills; processing the House Journal and other documents pertinent to the legislative process; designing, formatting, and editing of House publications; and other miscellaneous publications related duties.

Position requires excellent grammar, proofreading, organization, and computer skills with proficiency in word processing, database, and desktop publishing software. Knowledge of Corel WordPerfect and Adobe InDesign preferred.  Applicants must be willing to work evenings, if needed.

The salary range for the position begins at $2,314 per month with actual starting salary commensurate with applicable education and experience.

Please submit your application or resume and salary requirements, no later than Friday, October 6, 2017, to:

MO House of Representatives
Administration Division
State Capitol, Room B-22,
Jefferson City, MO  65101
Attention:  Publications Specialist

Resumes or applications may also be submitted electronically to

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


Communications Specialist — University of Missouri Healthcare 
Shift: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Work Location: University
Hospital or other facilities of MU Health Care in Columbia as assigned, with
primary office located at Responsibility Hall

Department: Public

Salary Range: $48,422 – $66,810

Job Summary:

This person will develop and execute public
relations and communications plans for University of Missouri Health Care
(MUHC) and the MU School of Medicine (SOM) in collaboration with Marketing,
Web, Publications, Social Media and Video Teams. She/he will proactively promote MU Health Care and the MU School of Medicine as the region’s leading providers of clinical care, education, research, employment and positive economic impact. This person will produce specialized products of a complex nature for key stakeholders at MUHC and the SOM. He/she will be responsible for responding to media requests, making media pitches and writing stories for publications both written and online.

In addition, this person will oversee media monitoring for MUHC and the SOM. The
ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively with teams in Public Relations,
Internal Communications, Marketing, Communications, Network Development and other departments is essential. The ability to manage multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment is essential.

Basic Functions & Responsibilities

  • Serve as writer and editor of external content for MUHC and SOM.
  • Respond to media requests related to MUHC and SOM.
  • Ensure consistent editorial and communication standard/guidelines are followed for all communications products distributed within MUHC and SOM.
  • Seek out, write and edit content for news release packages about medical education, medical research and patient care.
  • Media relations, including periodic on-call pager duty
  • Prepare daily news clipping service reports and monthly media reports for leadership
  • Proactively promote the MU Health Care and MU School of Medicine through digital and print media.
  • Proven experience multitasking and managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to handle stress while keeping a positive attitude, and have excellent customer service skills.

Essential Functions

  • Research and write articles for external platforms following AP Style guidelines.
  • Develop communications plans.
  • Develop, write and edit content for news releases featuring medical research and patient care.
  • Respond to media requests and pitch stories to media.
  • Serve as writer for daily employee e-newsletter.
  • Prepare leadership presentations.
  • Write speeches and talking points.
  • Work collaboratively with public relations and marketing teams serving MU Health service lines.
  • Manage news clipping services and prepare monthly media reports for leadership.
  • Perform other communications duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or a related field.


Communications Professional – Missouri State Auditor: Due Oct. 31

The Missouri State Auditor’s Office is seeking a Communications Professional whose primary purpose is to perform communication tasks related to the development of social media content, news releases, and other information for internal and external audiences. The position will provide support to the Press Secretary and perform other work as assigned in support of the State Auditor’s Office.

Location: Jefferson City, MO

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: Oct. 31, 2017


  • Generate, edit and publish social media content, including graphics.
  • Write news releases about office activities, audit announcements and report releases.
  • Assist with researching and preparing speeches and talking points.
  • Track social media analytics. Develop and implement social media strategies.
  • Develop handouts, posters, brochures and displays.
  • Assist with media monitoring and tracking.
  • Make edits to website as directed.
  • May require occasional statewide travel.
  • Experience with video editing a plus.

** This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this position.**


  • Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and a demonstrated ability to quickly comprehend and utilize new concepts and strategies.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and productively communicate with the public and with SAO staff.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities on a concurrent basis.
  • Ability to accept increasing responsibilities and to reach for additional responsibilities when appropriate.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, public relations, marketing, English, or a closely related field.
  • Applicants must submit writing samples and/or a portfolio of recent work.



In order to be considered for this position, please submit employment application, cover letter, resume, writing sample, copy of transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to:

Office of the Missouri State Auditor
ATTN:  Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 869
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Fax:  (573) 751-7984

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