Hot Job: Manhattan Deputy Press Secretary


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The position: Deputy Press Secretary for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Location: New York City

Job duties: Help drive the Borough President's policy agenda and community-based initiatives by spearheading the office's online and ethnic community media strategy. You will inform the public, engage print and broadcast media and communicate with stakeholders in and outside of government. You will also oversee the office's new media profile on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, and be responsible for managing the office's blog and website. You will serve as press contact for all ethnic and community media, drafting press releases, coverage requests, and public newsletters.

The company: Scott Stringer took office as Manhattan Borough President in 2006. The Borough President serves as Chair of the Manhattan Borough Board.

Requirements: A bachelor's degree required, though having an advanced degree is preferred. You must have relevant work experience and a demonstrated record of leading successful media projects including social media campaigns. This position requires exceptional writing skills and editorial judgment, especially as it pertains to blogging and social media. You must have knowledge of multimedia production, website design/development and video/image software programs. You may be asked to work irregular hours.

Extra perks: This job includes a comprehensive benefits package, plus the chance to interact with some of New York City's power players.

Interesting info: New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment.

Other opportunities: The Borough President's Office is also seeking a speechwriter and a director of policy and research. It is also looking for people to serve on Community Education councils.

Apply online here.

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