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Are you a strong writer interested in public relations?

| July 14, 2023

Goff Public, a top-ranked, full-service communications agency based in Saint Paul, seeks a motivated self-starter with a strong writing background to join our firm as a writing specialist.

About the position

This position will be responsible for writing a variety of materials to support the firm’s multiple client teams. No day is typical, but some of what this job will entail includes:

  • Writing a variety of communications materials, such as proposals, press releases, fact sheets, blog posts, newsletter stories, website content, op-eds and key messages
  • Researching, writing, editing and proofreading materials
  • Interviewing people and analyzing data to gather stories
  • Managing deadlines and working within account teams to contribute ideas and execute tasks

Strong candidates may exhibit some or all of the following traits and skillsets:

  • Excellent and proven storyteller
  • Stellar writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Skilled at writing for a variety of communications channels and ability to learn new styles, formats and voices
  • Ability to communicate effectively and simply about complex subject matter
  • Experience with AP Style, plain language and accessibility
  • Creative thinking to write in ways that connect with diverse audiences and points of view
  • Strong interpersonal skills – collaborative, confident, friendly and poised
  • Ability to multitask, lead and support projects simultaneously and meet deadlines daily
  • Proactive, hardworking and detail-oriented
  • Ethical, honest and good personal judgment
  • Fast learner
  • Ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment

Ideal candidates should have 1-3 years of experience in print/digital journalism, grant or proposal writing, or in a writing role within the public relations and communications industry. Individuals with other professional writing experience not mentioned are also encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY: If you think you’d be great in this role, please send us the application materials outlined below. All materials must be emailed directly to Sue Kuncio at by Friday, July 28.

Application materials:

  • Cover letter: Tell us about yourself and why you’d be a great fit for Goff Public. Additionally, please share an example of how you approached a recent writing project and your process for finding and telling stories.
  • Resume
  • Three writing samples: Please submit three samples of your best written work. Examples should be longer than 400 words.

Goff Public welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture is fundamental to our success and provides employees the best opportunities to grow professionally and provide their highest value to clients and each other.

About Goff Public
Goff Public is a highly respected public relations and public affairs firm offering seamlessly integrated media relations, lobbying, advocacy, crisis communications, community engagement, training and digital creative services to help our clients reach the audiences who matter most.

Based in downtown Saint Paul, Goff Public has been in business since 1966. Our company culture is built on teamwork, authenticity and creativity. We love our clients, our industry and working with each other. We work hard and we’re not afraid of new challenges. At Goff, you will be tasked with producing the highest quality work while serving multiple clients with daily deadlines. You will grow your skillset and be exposed to a wide array of clients, industries and professional opportunities.

We offer medical, dental, 401K, a generous PTO package, family leave and more. Additional benefits include free parking or public transit reimbursement and a fully stocked kitchen. Goff Public has a hybrid work model, with employees working remotely on Mondays and Fridays, and in the office Tuesdays through Thursdays. Goff Public is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

Our values
We are passionate about and invested in our work, our clients and our communities. We provide employees opportunities to grow professionally and provide their highest value to clients and each other. We strive to include diverse ideas, points of view, identities, backgrounds, abilities and experiences in all that we do. We act with integrity and value honesty, candor, accountability and collaboration.

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