Minimum Qualifications The most qualified candidates will have:
•Fluency in written and verbal Spanish a plus
•At least two years of demonstrated experience working on a communications team
•Bachelor’s degree in communications, public policy, public administration, political science, or other relevant fields of study
•Experience with press outreach and messaging in a political environment
•Fluency in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, comfort with Tik Tok
Additionally, this versatile writer and editor will have a strong knowledge of both the immigrant and non-immigrant communities in the Queens area as well as the local media. Spanish-bilinguals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Duties Description New York State Senator Jessica Ramos seeks a Press Secretary with a strong desire to work alongside a fierce advocate for working families, the labor movement, and advocates fighting for racial and economic justice.
Under the direction of the senior staff, the Press Secretary will perform a variety of communication and media duties including: researching issues, developing recommendations and presenting them to the Senator and other staff, and facilitating communication and outreach with key in-district organizations and leaders.
Additionally, the Press Secretary will draft press releases, talking points for internal and external engagements, op-eds, social media posts and other written materials to share the Senator’s message to the community.
This dynamic role will also include the following responsibilities:
•Producing content for social media
•Briefing and staffing the Senator
•Identifying press and speaking engagements
•Collaborating with policy and community relations staff
•Cultivating positive constituent stories
•Collaborating with the Communications Director to build a strategic messaging and communications strategy
Additional Comments Candidates from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities, including candidates with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary is $50,000 - 55,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. This position can be based in the District Offices in Queens or the Albany Capitol Office.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that speaks to your motivation to work in public service, a resume, and two brief writing samples – ideally examples of social media content, press releases, and statements – to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions without all four items will not be considered.
This recruitment will remain open until filled.
•Employee assistance program
•Flexible spending account
•Paid time off
The New York State Senate is an Equal Opportunity employer: We do not permit discrimination based on race, age, creed, color, religion, gender/sex, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin, predisposing genetic characteristics, or physical or mental disability, domestic violence victim status, arrest/criminal conviction record, pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity or expression, sexual harassment, immigration status, or hair texture or protective hair styles.
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Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter that speaks to your motivation to work in public service, a resume, and two brief writing samples – ideally examples of social media content, press releases, and statements – to email@example.com. Submissions without all four items will not be considered.