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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/04/23

Applications Due01/31/24

Vacancy ID145365

AgencySenate, NYS

TitlePress Secretary

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade13

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $50000 to $55000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 35

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Queens

Street Address 74 09 37th Ave

City Jackson Heights

StateNY

Zip Code11372

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 jobs@nysenate.gov. Submissions without all four items will not be considered.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Benefits:
•Dental insurance
•Employee assistance program
•Flexible spending account
•Health insurance
•Life insurance
•Paid time off
•Parental leave
•Retirement plan
•Tuition reimbursement
•Vision insurance
•Wellness Program

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.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Hiring Coordinator

Telephone n/a

Fax n/a

Email Address jobs@nysenate.gov

Address

Street 74 09 37th Ave

City Jackson Heights

State NY

Zip Code 11372

 

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 jobs@nysenate.gov. Submissions without all four items will not be considered.

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