Health Messaging Coordinator

The Health Messaging Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing a health messaging campaign to prevent marijuana use by LGBTQ Youth age 12-20 in Washington State. This project is part of a larger effort by Washington State Department of Health to decrease the percentage of LGBTQ 10th graders in Washington State who have used marijuana at least one day in the past 30 days and to decrease the number of 10th graders who first use marijuana before reaching age 14. Responsibilities include drafting press releases, media statements and working with LGBTQ youth to create health messages, media strategy, and materials. Additional responsibilities may include leading or assisting with focus groups and youth events, providing consultation to regional health jurisdictions and other stakeholders, and working with other media contractors.


  • Work with Gay City’s Marketing Manager, Director of Programs, Youth Program and Resources Coordinator, and Health Equity Director to develop and implement an ongoing marketing, media, and communications strategy and plan for this project.
  • Develop materials and strategy.
  • Create press releases, media statements, and a proactive earned media strategy.
  • Edit and produce email communications.
  • Lead or assist in the production of campaign and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Marketing expertise

  • Knowledge of marketing strategy & planning, digital marketing, social media management

Content development

  • Ability to define marketing strategy & deliver finished products that meet the organization’s objectives, including posters, brochures, ad artwork, social media images, etc.
  • Experience working with others to write marketing materials
  • Ability to effectively communicate marketing ideas using storytelling techniques and visually appealing media

Communication & Presentation

  • Experience in using creative communications vehicles to effectively convey ideas

Project management

  • Experience managing projects effectively ensuring objectives, deadlines and budgets are met by team members


  • Experience fostering relationships with youth or youth-serving organizations
  • Ability to share information, offer autonomy, to be aware of people’s needs, and effectively delegate
  • Demonstrated ability to serve all segments of the LGBTQ community and culture, especially including mindfulness and respect with regard to people’s pronouns.
  • Knowledge and familiarity of issues impacting queer and trans youth communities with demonstrated ability to think and work intersectionally, particularly with regard to race, class, gender, age and ability.

Technical Expertise

  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite (photoshop), wordpress, mail chimp


  • Experience in public health, substance use messaging, youth messaging, non-profit or health marketing. Ability to speak and write in both English and Spanish preferred.

Gay City offers a dynamic work environment with dedicated, community-focused coworkers, provides medical and dental insurance, and contributes to a 401k plan for each employee.

Ideal candidate would be fluent in Spanish and English


No requirement


Candidates are asked to send a resume and cover letter, and selected finalists will be asked to provide examples of materials developed as part of the application process.