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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/04/23

Applications Due01/31/24

Vacancy ID145370

AgencySenate, NYS

TitleContent Writer

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $40000 to $50000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 35


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 80 South Swan Street

City Albany


Zip Code12247

Minimum Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and competencies:
•Proven work experience as a Content Writer, Copywriter or similar role
•Portfolio of published articles or written work
•Experience doing research using multiple sources
•Familiarity with web publications
•Excellent writing and editing skills in English
•Ability to meet deadlines
•Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, English, journalism, or closely related field
•Two or more years of professional writing experience.
•Familiarity with digital communications techniques, including social media, is desired
•Consistent and reliable attendance

The most successful candidate must demonstrate:
•Candidates must have strong writing skills
•Willingness to learn new communications platforms and adjust your writing as needed is essential
•Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines
•Strong attention to detail while retaining the ability to see the bigger picture
•Initiative to identify opportunities for improvement
•Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to clearly communicate matters to all levels of management
•To be successful in this position, the Writer will need to have strong customer interaction skills and a demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders across multiple tasks
•Experience developing and delivering compelling, informative and well written prose is a requirement
•The ideal candidate is a self-starter, proactive problem-solver and action-oriented team player with previous experience translating complex information into plain language
•They must be committed to providing superior service, poised in a fast-paced environment and have a positive and flexible attitude
•Bilingual preferred but not required

Duties Description The New York State Senate seeks a proactive problem-solver with strong writing skills to join the Senate Services Department to enrich the content they provide to members and all New Yorkers.

Content Writer responsibilities include conducting thorough research on industry-related topics, generating ideas for new content types, and proofreading articles before publication. If you’re familiar with producing online content and have an eye for detail, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you’ll deliver quality writing pieces that appeal to our audiences, attract engagement, and boost brand awareness.

This individual will be responsible for developing effective branding, marketing, and public outreach content as well as creating collateral materials that align with the Content Management Systems’s (CMS) overarching communication goals. The Content Writer uses communications consulting, research, interviews, journalistic skills, and storytelling to advance CMS’s goals and objectives. The candidate will need to standardize messaging across various platforms to promote a unified communications approach.

Responsibilities in this dynamic role include:
•Research industry-related topics (combining online sources, interviews and studies)
•Write clear content to promote our members, their districts and state resources
•Proofread and edit posts before publication
•Submit work to editors for input and approval
•Coordinate with relevant departments and stakeholders to illustrate materials
•Ensure all-around consistency (style, fonts, images and tone)
•Update website content as needed

Additional Comments This full time position is based in Albany, Monday through Friday. Salary range is $45,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience and education.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, two writing samples, and a resume to Submissions without all four items will not be considered.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

•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 that values a diverse and equitable workplace. 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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Name Hiring Coordinator

Telephone n/a

Fax n/a

Email Address


Street 80 South Swan Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12247


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter, two writing samples, and a resume to Submissions without all four items will not be considered.

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