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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/25/18

Applications Due10/24/18

Vacancy ID60163

AgencyEmpire State Development, NYS

TitleDirector of Communications, Downstate (Ref# SJ022)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $118000 to $118000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address 633 Third Avenue

City New York


Zip Code10017

Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS:
Education Level required: Bachelor’s degree with a major or concentration in related subject.
Relevant experience required: 5+ years in public relations or related field. The candidate should exhibit a proven track record of working with media; - New York City and/or State expertise required.
Knowledge required: Strong writing skills; ability to multi-task, ability to work well with colleagues; understanding of basic economic, business and governmental issues; understanding of media dynamic; detail oriented; self-starter; ability to work irregular hours.

Duties Description Basic Function: Communications strategist and assist in all aspects of the Public Affairs operations downstate.

Work Performed:
•Coordinate downstate communications strategy.
•Write and disseminate press releases and media advisories on ESD-related news.
•Write speeches, testimony, talking points, and material for public presentations for staff.
•Serve as agency spokesperson proactively “pitching” stories and responding to media inquiries.
•Organize press conferences and public events on behalf of ESD and the Administration.
•Coordinate with the Governor’s press office.
•Accompany ESD Leadership/Staff on speaking engagements.
•Coordinate crisis management related to breaking news.
•Develop and maintain relationships with city and state media.
•Assist in updating ESD websites.
•Assist in the drafting and dissemination of various internal communications.
•Coordinate press among government agencies, elected officials, and other outside entities.
•Assist in developing community outreach related to ESD projects.
•Coordinate and assist in the media operations for Regional Economic Development Councils.
•Other related assignments or projects as assigned by management.

Additional Comments -Salary up to specified amount

-Comprehensive benefits package.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.

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

Name Leah Schanke

Telephone N/A

Fax N/A

Email Address


Street 633 Third Avenue

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10017


Notes on Applyingsubmit resume to the email provided, indicating job title and Ref # in the subject line

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