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Communications Director 1 (PHRC) – Commonwealth of PA – Harrisburg, PA

Company: Commonwealth of PA

Address: Harrisburg, PA

  • Full Time

Commonwealth of PA


The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) is looking for a Communications Director to serve as primary Commission spokesperson in order to provide official comments to the media. In addition, you will plan, write, and coordinate agency press releases to support the Commission at public meetings and you will edit and help to produce and distribute all Commission press releases. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the planning of any Commission press conferences and serving as an editor and lead writer of the Commission’s Annual Report.


Additional duties include:

  • Coordinate media interest in PHRC and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests. Write, develop, edit and coordinate with the Governor’s Communications Office all press releases for dissemination to news organizations, radio and television stations publicizing PHRC actions.
  • Work with executive team to write, edit, and design new pamphlets, flyers, and other printed materials and assist other agency personnel in planning events. Write, edit, design, and distribute the Commission’s Annual Report each fiscal year and write and prepare speeches for the Executive Director and Chairperson.
  • Serve as the agency webmaster, maintain new website format and add fresh content per Commonwealth standards. Act as agency lead on web-based initiatives and projects. Use social media such as Twitter and YouTube to promote PHRC’s mission and attract the public to the PHRC.
  • Serve as agency legislative liaison by responding to constituent concerns and research requests for state and federal legislators and coordinate legislative outreach activities. Track legislation and any committee hearings that may be relevant to Commission operations. Prepare testimony for public hearings and meetings. Attend legislative meetings and visit key legislators to keep them up-to-date on PHRC.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.


Four years of professional experience in the field of public relations, including three years in a responsible administrative or supervisory capacity; and a bachelor’s degree with major course work in journalism, communications, English, or a closely related field; OR

An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Public speaking experience


8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday
Lunch Period: 1 Hour

A resume is a required attachment in addition to your application. Upload your resume when prompted.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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