City of Boston

Communications Fellow

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/6/2022 9:07 AM)
Req ID
Office of Equity
Regular Full-Time
Boston City Hall
Posting End Date
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Brief Job Description: 


Overview of Role

The Communications Fellow will work directly with the Director of Community Engagement and Communications to maintain and execute the larger engagement strategy while highlighting and speaking to Boston’s diverse history and constituent base. The duration of the fellowship will be 6 months.


This role lives in the Equity & Inclusion Cabinet. Please read below to understand our larger vision.


Citywide Equity & Inclusion Statement 

The City of Boston has played a role in causing and perpetuating the inequities in our society. To break down these barriers, we are embedding equity and inclusion into everything we do.


We define equity as ensuring every community has the resources it needs to thrive in Boston. This requires the active process of meeting individuals where they are. Inclusion is engaging every resident to build a more welcoming and supportive city. We are building a city for everyone, where diversity makes us a more empowered collective.


Equity & Inclusion Cabinet Mission 

The mission of the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet is to ensure that every resident has fair access to City resources and opportunities. We achieve this by embedding equity and inclusion into our current City practices, building our collective capacity on issues of racial and social justice, and fostering a more welcoming and accessible city.


The departments in the Equity and Inclusion Cabinet take an anti-poverty approach to their work, focusing on the following areas:


  1. Improving outcomes for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) communities, in particular immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ residents. 
  2. Increasing access for people with disabilities and those who speak a language other than English.
  3. Eliminating barriers to fair housing and human rights.




Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Supports the execution of large-scale interdepartmental projects and events.
  • Assists with a communications strategy for the Cabinet’s program and initiatives.
  • Drafts and editing press announcements, media advisories, and talking points.
  • Creates social media and newsletter content.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements: 


  • Experience in communications, social media management, project management, or a civic engagement-related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; multilingual ability is a plus.
  • High school degree or equivalent is required; postsecondary experience is not required.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job. 



Preferred Skills:


  • Passion for public service and local government
  • A high standard of ethics, integrity, and courage
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with Google Suite and Canva
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and the specific constituent populations served by our cabinet (BIPOC communities, in particular immigrants, women, and LGBTQ+ residents)



Boston residency required.


Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: Non Union
Hours per week: 10-15


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