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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state agency responsible for both consumers and the insurance industry. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to regulate the insurance industry, administer the Texas workers’ compensation system, and promote a healthy insurance marketplace, while also protecting the people and the businesses that are served by insurance. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency.

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Veterans’ Preference:

To receive veterans’ preference, applicants must provide at least one of the following documents with their State of Texas Application:

  • a copy of the DD 214, member #4;
  • a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or
  • a copy of the DD 1300.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to one of the following: 11, 01, 80, SD1, 16, 02, 04, 80.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:


Veterans:  Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets


Current Opportunity: Senior Writer

Amended (2-15-18)- Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

This position performs highly advanced communication work. Work involves transforming complex information into engaging content to meet the needs of our customers. We’re looking for creative candidates who enjoy a good brainstorming session, think strategically, and love words. Really love words. Work involves helping develop communication strategies on a variety of topics and implementing those plans.

The Senior Writer:

  • creates consumer features that help explain complex insurance terms and information;
  • researches, writes, and edits white papers, letters, and other materials that are easy to understand and maintain a high standard of technical accuracy;
  • develops content for a variety of formats, including web and social media;
  • writes speeches and compiles talking points;
  • works with agency programs to assess their communication needs and develop innovative communication plans; and
  • performs related work as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in communications, journalism, English, or a related field. Education and experience relevant to the position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

  • five years of experience in a field related to the assignment.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • plain language principles;
  • effective communication strategies; and
  • spelling, punctuation, grammar, and common style guides.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • developing content for a variety of audiences and formats;
  • creating a tone and messaging standards for a brand;
  • problem solving and critical thinking; and
  • working in a fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • research and organize information;
  • create content that is innovative and original;
  • collaborate with a team to develop new ideas;
  • communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people;
  • stay current with communication trends and tools; and
  • multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.

Position Details

Opening Date:02/12/2018
Functional Title:Senior Writer
Classification Title:Program Specialist VI
Status:Amended (2-15-18)- Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Pay Group:B23
Monthly Salary: $4,598.67 - $5,883.34
Annual Salary:$55,184.04 - $70,600.08
Job Posting Number:18-155
Division:Public Affairs
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel Required:0 %


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Last updated: 02/15/2018

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