Senior Communications Analyst

Sacramento Area Council of Governments

Are you a creative communicator?
SACOG is seeking a Senior Communications Analyst to join our fast-paced team. Working in a collaborative environment, the Senior Communications Analyst will develop and oversee the communications across multiple SACOG projects and lead the communications team.

Why join SACOG?

  • The dynamic nature of our work – we are a small, flexible, diverse staff that serves a voluntary association of city and county governments that provide a forum for solving problems and advancing the Sacramento region.
  • We encourage professional development and growth, as well as, promote job satisfaction and personal fulfillment in which talents are fully utilized and uniqueness is valued.
  • We have a flat organizational structure – collaborative, achievement-oriented teams are the focal point of all of our project work. Our team members come from a range of backgrounds that bring a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences to help contribute to our innovative and collaborative environment.
  • We are committed to our organizational values – professional excellence, innovation, integrity, leadership, trust, mutual respect, accountability, teamwork, collaboration, open communication, and personal growth.
  • We value our employees – our generous benefit package includes 14 paid holidays, medical insurance and retirement through CalPERS, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance plans, paid time off, retirement investment programs, a career development program, transit subsidies and athletic gym access.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicating projects, programs, and ideas
  • Developing original written and visual content for various audiences, including persuasive writing, speeches, and talking points
  • Developing and implementing marketing campaigns and materials (press releases, infographics, videos, public relations plans, and media plans)
  • Media planning and coordination, including press conferences, press releases, and media relations
  • Developing content for marketing and communications initiatives for diverse audiences
  • Curating website content
  • Development and implementation of website analytics evaluation plan
  • Oversight and content development for social media platforms and newsletter
  • Budget and contract management
  • Event coordination for audiences of 50 to 1,000
  • Advising team managers on presentations and reports
  • Directly supervising two or more communications team members and interns
  • Managing large, complex, and multi-disciplinary communications projects
  • Managing and planning for multiple stakeholder interests, with a high level of technical expertise and acumen in support of management and/or Board of Director priorities, strategic initiatives, and/or directives

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to tell a story through concise and compelling narrative, superior writing and editing skills, and a strong sense of design and visual communication. The Senior Communications Analyst must have prior project and talent management experience and the ability to effectively engage the strengths of individuals within the team, develop and foster professional growth. If you are creative, adaptable, engaging, and personable, we want to hear from you!

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field
  • At least three years managing individuals or teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, detail-oriented, proactive, with proven ability to effectively take ownership, organize work tasks, manage staff, and meet multiple deadlines
  • Fast, efficient, and flexible with effective problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat) and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • At least five years of experience in strategic communication planning, implementation, and evaluation, or closely related field
  • At least 4 years of experience in team and project management
Desired Qualifications
  • Masters degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field 

For more information about SACOG and to apply, please go to: Please note, all interested parties must provide two writing samples: a press release and a persuasive writing sample not to exceed 800 words. Only candidates that submit these two samples will be considered.