Communications Writer

San Diego Housing Commission

San Diego, California

Date Posted May 27, 2021
Industry Government
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $77,000 - $93,000


Salary: $77,126.40 - $93,912.00 annually

Type: Regular full time, full benefits

Reopened: May 27, 2021

Application deadline: June 10, 2021

To be considered for this position, you will be required to attach three (3) writing samples to your application: one commentary, one news article or news release, and one feature profile. (Previously published writing samples are preferred; however, applicants may submit samples written specifically for this application.)

Commentary: Persuasive writing about an issue, a program, legislation, etc. (minimum 500 words)
News Article or News Release: Example of writing for news media (minimum 300 words)

Feature profile: Descriptive writing about an individual, a program, event, etc. (minimum 300 words)

Interested candidates should review
SDHC's Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report, which is posted on SDHC’s website for examples of work product of SDHC.

If you have any questions about this requirement, please email

The Communications and Government Relations (CGR) division's responsibility is to develop and implement strategic communications to reach the public regarding affordable housing opportunities for low-income families living in the City of San Diego, which include federal rental assistance, creating and preserving affordable housing and homelessness housing solutions. 

CGR also serves as the clearinghouse for all internal and external communications to ensure consistency, accuracy, and effective management of information in a timely manner. 
The division is responsible for website management, print and electronic production of collateral materials, using various multimedia platforms to reach a broader audience to build awareness and support for SDHC's mission, projects, and programs. 

In addition, CGR provides communications support for SDHC's government relations activities, which include the preparation of reports for a variety of meetings, such as the SDHC Board of Commissioners, the Housing Authority of the City of San Diego and City Council Committees, as well as responding to public records requests. Internal employee communications include implementing all-employee meetings and events, including community engagement activities.

The CGR division is searching for a Communications Writer. The incumbent will be responsible for content in eight major functions:

Examples of Essential Job Functions:

Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

Demonstrated ability to:

Education & Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in journalism, marketing, communications, public administration, or a related field and seven years of experience in the writing, editing, and publishing of various forms and styles of print and electronic communications. Experience in journalism and/or public relations is preferred.