Marketing and Communications Specialist (Marketing Specialist III)

Job #: 2024-02

  • TWC Job #: 16226339
  • Opening Date: 10/02/2023
  • Travel Required: N/A
  • Monthly Salary: $4,500.00 - $5,000.00
  • Position Location: Austin
  • Group Step: B20
  • Class: 1824
  • Status: Open

Marketing and Communications Specialist – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Marketing and Communications Specialist (Marketing Specialist III) to work in the Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT).  

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $4,500.00 - $5,000.00 a month ($54,000.00 - $60,000.00 a year).

Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more:

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs complex marketing and communications work. You will be called on to market Texas as a premier business investment destination. Your work will involve assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of programs to market and disseminate information on the benefits and advantages of doing and starting a business in Texas. You will prepare print and digital marketing collateral, and utilize communications channels, like the EDT website, e-newsletters, and social media. 

  • Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of marketing programs and activities to complement statewide marketing goals and support the Business & Community Development team.
  • Prepares promotional materials for small business events, webinars, investment and trade promotion missions, shows, conferences, conventions, etc.
  • Prepares and disseminates digital content via various electronic platforms, including website, email, and social media.
  • Participates in the marketing of programs to community and professional groups to encourage interest in and secure support for EDT programs; works in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders to market EDT initiatives.

How You’ll Qualify                                         

Three (3) years of professional experience in a marketing-related field.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.  

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in marketing, communications, business administration, political science, public affairs, or other relevant fields.
  • Considerable skills in marketing, writing, advertising, branding, storytelling, and public relations.
  • Knowledge of best practices in digital advertising.
  • Skills in graphic design, creating marketing and event materials (i.e., invitations, infographics, programs, agendas, flyers, social media graphics, etc.).
  • Skill in creating content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube social media platforms.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes to use their marketing skills to help Texas prosper. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

Telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.


Veterans, Reservists, or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-8315 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

Contact Human Resources

(512) 463-5873

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