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State of Massachusetts Digital Media Specialist in Worcester, Massachusetts

A PORTFOLIO DEMONSTRATING PAST WORK REQUIRED PURPOSE OF THE JOB Under the direction of the Director ofDigital and Creative Services,theDigital Media Spacialistassistswith day-to-day operations related to the Commission’sdigital platforms and creative servicesefforts, develops original, brand-building contentand visual elements, conducts research, and supports other department functions as needed. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, detail-oriented,and exercises good judgment invarioussituations with the ability to handle a range of tasks under pressure in a dynamicand creativeenvironment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Support Commissioners and staff in departments across the Commission with projects in but not limited to:Communications,Equity Programming,Community Outreach, Government Affairs, Human Resources, Enforcement, andOperations. Develop orassistwith developingcreative assetsand outreach materials such aswebsite and social media graphics, posters, brochures, PowerPoint presentations,photography, and videographyelements. Assistwithformatting and templating branded Commissioncollateral, educational materials, and promotionalitems. Create and update content on theCommission’swebsites, socialmedia channels, and email marketingplatforms. Assiststaff at Commission and public speaking events, seminars,and trade shows asrequested. Assistin the collection,management, andproductionof informationto analyze and communicatedata, trends,and reporting; and Administrative support work asneededand all other duties as assigned. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Maintain the highest standards of personal, professional,and ethical conduct and support the Commission’s goals for a diverse and culturally awareworkforce. Manage department equipmentand outreachmaterials. Track all internal creative service requests and ensure projects are completed efficiently andtimely; and Ability to spend approximately 10% of the time out of the office andtravelingthroughout the state. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS A passion for visual storytellingwith the ability to follow guidelines for brand andstyle. Exceptional character andprofessionalism. Excellent oral and writtencommunicationskillswitha track recordof creativeproblem-solving. Strong interpersonal skills,demonstratedpatience, and the ability to work both independently and on ateam. Ability toprioritize and execute tasks effectivelyin afast-pacedand rapidly changingenvironment. Ability to contribute actively to a work environment that embracesdiversity. Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized byhighacceptance, integrity, cooperation, and mutualregard. Ability to accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and for meetingexpectations. Ability to seek opportunities to resolve problems, achieve goals, or otherwise advance the Commission’s mission;and Ability to work in and travel to the Commission’sWorcester and/or Boston offices. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree inDesign, Marketing, or Communicationspreferred; Minimum of2-4years ofprofessionalexperience in an entry-levelor highercreativeposition supporting multiple projects,clients,or departmentswith a portfoliodemonstratingpastwork. Strong administrative and organizational skills with exceptional attention todetail. Familiarity with web design andexperience working in a Content Management System (CMS). WordPress experience preferred. Proficiencyin Adobe Creative Cloud with intermediate knowledge of the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,andExpress. Proficiencyin Microsoft Office withintermediate toadvanced knowledge ofthe following programs: Word,PowerPoint, Excel,and Outlook; and Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills. Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000 Benefits Package: The Commission is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. The specific components and eligibility may vary based upon position classification, hours worked per week and other variables. Therefore, specific benefits for this position may be discussed as part of the interview and offer process. This position is non-civil service. This position is an exempt position. The overall benefits availableinclude:paid vacation, sick and personal leave time, health, dental and vision insurance through the Commonwealth’s Group Insurance, and optional pre-tax Health Savings Account plans. In addition, the Commissionprovidesemployees the opportunity toelectlife insurance, long-term disability insurance, deferred compensation savings, tuition remission and pre-tax commuter account plans, along with other programs. The Commission employees alsoparticipatein the Commonwealth’s State Retirement Plan, which can become a defined benefit plan for those that both vest andsubsequentlyretire from State service. Follow this link foradditionalretirement information: Commitment to Diversity: The Commission is committed to building a diverse staff across its entire agency and at all levels. The Commission is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Notice of Required Background Check – Including Tax Compliance: The Commissionrequiresa background check on all prospective employees as a condition of employment. Candidates should be aware of this requirement but should also know that such background check is notinitiateduntil: A candidate is invited to a second orsubsequentinterview, and The candidate has signed the Background Check Authorization Form and related releases. This background check includes a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, FederalIRSand Department of Revenue state tax compliance on all prospective employees as a condition of their employment. Candidates with advanced degrees and professional licenses may have these credentials verified. Individuals other than those references provided by a candidate may be contacted while completing a full background and qualification check. Those candidates invited to interview will be contacted by the Commission. Unfortunately, due to theanticipatedhigh volume of applicants for this vacancy, we are unable to provide status updates to specific individuals. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Cannabis Control Commission *Title: *Digital Media Specialist Location: Massachusetts-Worcester-2 Washington Square Requisition ID: 240005DP