Unicameral Update seeks full-time writer

The Nebraska Legislature has an opening for a writer/public information officer in the Unicameral Information Office.

Job duties:
• write for the Legislature’s daily news publication http://update.legislature.ne.gov/
• cover legislative committee hearings and floor debate
• assist with publications about the Nebraska Legislature
• collaborate on a variety of public information projects, including presentations and production of civic education materials

Preferred skills:
• news writing/editing
• ability to work well under pressure
• public relations experience
• graphic design or web design
• strong communication skills
• knowledge of state government and public policy

Minimum qualifications:
• prior writing experience
• bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, political science, graphic design, education or related field

Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Kate Heltzel at kheltzel@leg.ne.gov by July 25.

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