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Communications Assistant

Hourly Rate: $16.00

Duration of Assignment: May, 15, 2023 – Aug. 15, 2023 (or earlier if available)

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Office of Communications, and will be located at 1659 E. Elm, Jefferson City, Missouri. 

Why you’ll love this position:

Love nature? Join a team of enthusiastic, creative professionals who work to communicate the importance of Missouri’s state parks and state historic sites to the public.

What you’ll do:

  • Review and edit news releases, publications, website content.
  • Assist in preparing external messaging, such as news releases, social media posts, speaking points and presentations.
  • Serve as a member of various committees, such as Earth Day and state fair.
  • Provide livestreaming, video and photo support as needed

Professional Experience to be Gained:

  • Writing news releases.
  • Working with media.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Interviewing subject experts for news releases.
  • Video editing, script writing.
  • Representing Missouri State Parks at various events.

All you need for success:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of AP style.
  • Preferred major of communications, journalism, marketing or public relations.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with professionalism.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, within diverse teams and environments.

Lack of post-secondary education will not be used as the sole basis denying consideration to any applicant.

If you have questions about this position please contact: 

Tisha Holden, 573-751-6510 or


 The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.