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Washington State LCB seeking Communications Consultant in Olympia

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Communications Consultant 5 sought by WSLCB in Olympia

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is announcing an exciting opportunity for a Communications Consultant 5 (CC5). This position is located in the Director’s office and is part of an innovative and collaborative team that supports the mission of the Communications Division by facilitating media relations, producing publications, producing and executing communications plans and furthering internal (intranet) and external (website) communications management. Additionally, this position supports the Board’s mission, goals and policies by being proactive in media relations and developing and executing statewide communication on behalf of the entire agency.

  • Writes and issues media releases, advisories direct messages through Gov.Deliver.
  • Produces supporting communication materials for news events and announcements.
  • Serves as back-up spokesperson to the press, radio, television media and general public.
  • Analyzes plans and executes communication events (such as press conferences) involving the Board and executive members.
  • Coordinates, collects and prepares timely distribution of WSLCB information to the media.
  • Supports executive leadership in communicating to key audiences including the Governor, Legislature, stakeholder groups and the general public. Support includes: research, talking points, PowerPoint presentations, video scripting, etc.
  • Serves as the backup of the Liquor and Cannabis Board’s Communications Director.
  • Works closely with the Communications Director to share responsibilities in a fast-paced, dynamic workplace that delivers and responds to media inquiries that generate stories that run statewide and nationally on a daily basis.
  • Serves as the agency lead for the two-year systems modernization project (SMP). Under this role, the CC5 will independently fulfill the ongoing communications needs for the agency and its employees.
    • Anticipates and generates executive communications regarding the project;
    • Establishes and reinforces project branding;
    • Creates an SMP page of the LCB intranet for all project content;
    • Generates regular and ongoing SMP-related content for the agency intranet;
    • Works with the agency graphic designer to produce visuals of agency content;
    • Reports to project team progress on SMP communications and responds to communication requests;
    • Independently fulfills all communications responsibilities related to the project.
  • Regularly suggests, writes and issues content for the intranet.
  • Identifies WSLCB relevant news from online news sources and issues links or summaries for WSLCB Board and staff.
  • Organizes and produces website content using usability standards for a broad audience.
  • Crafts a comprehensive communications plan for reaching diverse audiences.
  • Serves as backup to Graphics Design Senior for updating the website and intranet.
  • Works closely with the agency Alcohol Awareness Manager and others to create strategic and professional education materials for diverse audiences.
  • Advises WSLCB staff and management regarding public reaction to proposed programs and/or polices.
  • Determines need and type of information and education programs to tell the WSLCB story to employees, stakeholders and general public.
  • Leads, coordinates and prepares publications such as annual and special reports for broad publication.
  • Collaborates with other divisions to produce brochures, fact sheets and other materials to target audiences and for broad distribution.
  • Produces and edits legislative fact sheets that are used by stakeholders following the legislative session.


  • A Bachelor’s degree involving major study in journalism, communications, public relations, or closely allied fieldANDFour (4) years of professional experience in information, journalism or public relations.**Additional professional experience in information, journalism, or public relations can substituted, year for year, for the education requirement.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Drupal, InDesign Suite, Socrata, GoTo Webinar, and SharePoint is a plus.

Supplemental Information


IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following. Failure to do so WILL result in your application being disqualified:

  • A completed on-line application (available at; and
  • A resume and letter of interest (document must be attached during the on-line application process).
  • Three to four professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with current contact numbers and email addresses.
  • A resume will not substitute for completing the “work experience” section of the application.

Applicants for employment with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board should also be aware of RCW 66.08.080, which states in part: “No employee of the board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of liquor sold under this title, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of liquor, other than the salary or wages payable to him in respect of his office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with such business.

RCW 69.50.351, no member of the state liquor and cannabis board and no employee of the state liquor and cannabis board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the producing, processing, or sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products other than the salary or wages payable to him or her in respect of his or her office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with the business.

WSLCB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call (360) 664.1636. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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