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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.
•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.
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