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Supreme Judicial Court Job Opportunity - Communications Coordinator

The application period for this position opens Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Supreme Judicial Court Mission Statement:

To promote the rule of law and foster public trust by leading an independent judiciary that assures every person equal access to the fair, timely, and impartial resolution of disputes in courts managed with efficiency and professionalism.

Position Summary:

The Communications Coordinator supports the work of the Public Information Office to assist the media and to educate the public in the role and function of the Massachusetts court system. Reporting directly to the Public Information Officer and Deputy Public Information Officer, this position requires a highly motivated individual with detail-oriented information and communications skills to support the needs of the office that serves as the media liaison for the Judicial Branch.   

Major Duties:

  • Assists the Public Information Office in responding to inquiries from the news media as assigned by the Public Information Officer and/or Deputy Public Information Officer
  • Develops and writes drafts of press releases, media advisories, website content and other writing projects
  • Responsible for website writing, editing, and posting on Mass.gov. Periodically checks in with content experts within the Supreme Judicial Court to make sure content is updated and accurate
  • Compiles daily news clips, answers phone calls, maintains and updates media press lists; provides scanning, photocopying and other administrative duties as needed
  • Photographs events as assigned; edits and distributes photographs to internal and external contacts determined by the Public Information Officer and/or Deputy Public Information Officer
  • Assists with administering Judicial Youth Corps summer internship program and other student and court events

Supervision Received:

Receives supervision from the Public Information Officer and Deputy Public Information Officer.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in communications, with media relations and/or government experience preferred.

High comfort level with technology and experience with a website content management system (e.g., Drupal). Willingness and ability to learn and work with new technologies as they are implemented.

Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.

Demonstrated ability to:

-use critical thinking skills to gather and analyze data

-move assignments and projects forward to completion amidst competing demands utilizing persistence and strong organizational skills

-multi-task and work under pressure and on tight deadlines  

-work independently, collaboratively, and in complete confidentiality

-consistently use excellent written and oral communications skills 

-develop and maintain excellent professional working relationships


By statute, employees of the Massachusetts courts must be Massachusetts residents.

Salary Range: 

The salary range for this position is grade 15, $63,087.21 (step 1) to $83,160.33 (step 8).  New employees typically begin at or near step 1 and thereafter receive annual increases through step 8.


Candidates must submit the following: (1) cover letter, (2) current resume, and (3) a completed SJC Employment Application and Addendum.  All materials should be submitted by email to Blanca Tosado at: blanca.tosado@jud.state.ma.us.

Application for employment and the addendum to the application are available online at https://www.mass.gov/doc/supreme-judicial-court-application-for-employment-with-addendum

Position will remain open until filled but candidate evaluation will begin on June 12, 2023.

The Supreme Judicial Court is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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