Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in media relations, communications, or a related field. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required. Press experience in New York State is a plus. Knowledge of New York government and institutions also a plus. Excellent written and verbal skills are required. Management experience is preferred.
Duties Description The Executive Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Press Secretary. As head of the OAG, the Attorney General is both the “People's Lawyer” and the State's chief legal officer. As the “People's Lawyer,” the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In her role as the State's chief legal counsel, the Attorney General not only advises the Executive branch of State government, but also defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State. The OAG also brings affirmative litigation and develops policy initiatives on topics including civil rights, health care, environmental protection, labor, financial regulation and enforcement, public integrity, consumer protection, housing, drug trafficking, nonprofit law and many others.
The Press Secretary will work closely with the Director of Communications and other senior staff to develop and execute effective communication strategies. The Press Secretary must develop and maintain relations with press, as well as media. Daily responsibilities of the Press Secretary will include interacting with top reporters in the political, financial, tech and criminal justice press; writing, reviewing and editing press releases, advisories and other relevant materials. This position reports to the Director of Communications and may be located in either Albany or New York City. Some travel may be required.
Additional Comments OAG employees serve more than 19.85 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Salary commensurate with experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
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Notes on ApplyingApplications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website, http://www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings, and select Other Professional & Legal Support Positions. Reference No. EXEC _PSEC_ALB/NYC_6096.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (Please address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment).
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses.
• Writing sample
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
For questions about a position with the OAG, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov