|NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL JOB POSTING|
|Position||Deputy Press Secretary||Work Hours||9:00am to 5:00pm|
|Division||Communications Division||Open Date||01/10/18|
|Number of Positions||1||Close Date||Until Filled|
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The New York City Council, New York’s legislative body, is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Press Secretary in the Communications office.
The Deputy Press Secretary will work under Press Secretary supervision to:
- Provide strategic communications guidance and assistance to Council Committees and Members.
- Work with Council Committees to develop and strategically publicize committee hearings and legislative efforts.
- Attend task force and committee meetings and hearings as appropriate. Drafts and edits releases, op-editorials, letters to the editor and talking points.
- Under Press Secretary guidance, pitches stories on committee and Member issues to reporters as appropriate.
Applicants must be proactive go-getters with strong writing skills, political savvy and an eagerness to learn.
The position demands individuals who are capable of working in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines. Experience in public affairs, communications or political science is preferred.
New York City Residency required within 90 days of appointment.
Salary commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to:
MAIL: New York City Council
Attn: Recruiting Unit/DPS
250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007
FAX: (212) 791-5266
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER