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Communications Director

Company: New York State Civil Service
Location: New York
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Agency Senate, NYS Title Communications Director Occupational Category Administrative or General Management Salary Grade 19 Bargaining Unit M/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented) Salary Range From $65000 to $75000 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 Bronx Street Address 335 East 100th Street City New York State NY Zip Code 10029 Minimum Qualifications A bachelors degree in communications, public policy, public administration, political science, or other relevant field of study is required, as is at least two years of demonstrated experience working on a communications team, preferably in government or in a campaign setting.The idea candidate for the position will also have:Familiarity with the Bronx, East Harlem, and the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the concerns and challenges facing its residentsSpanish bilingual a plusExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExperience with press outreach and messaging in a political environmentDemonstrated history of working collaborativelyAbility to travel within the district and to and from Albany for major events is desirable Duties Description New York State Senator Jose Serrano is seeking a highly motivated Communications Director with strong strategic writing and media management skills to work in their NYC District Office. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, able to handle numerous progressive policy issues in a fast-paced office, and is a versatile writer and editor.This dynamic role will include the following responsibilities:Overseeing all communications, press, and creative functions in the office, including creation of messaging prioritiesProducing content for social mediaExecution of communications plansBriefing and staffing the SenatorIdentifying press and speaking engagementsCollaborating with policy and community relations staffCultivating positive constituent storiesEditing communications contentAdditionally, the Communications Director will cultivate relationships with local media outlets in the Bronx and New York City area as well as statewide media that focuses on NY government, coordinating interviews for the Senator and providing on-the-record comment when needed. Salary range is $65,000 to $75,000 per year, commensurate with experience and education.To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples to Submissions without cover letter and/or writing samples will not be considered.Occasional evenings and weekends may be required at times. This is not a Civil Service position and this recruitment will remain open until filled. Additional Comments Benefits:Dental insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offParental leaveRetirement planTuition reimbursementVision insuranceThe 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 Address Street 335 East 100th Street City New York State NY Zip Code 10029 Notes on Applying To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples to Submissions without cover letter and/or writing samples will not be considered.

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