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.

REQUIREMENTS

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
Administrative Services
Attn: Recruiting Unit/DPS
250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007

FAX:                     (212) 791-5266

E-MAIL:              counciljobs@council.nyc.gov

 

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