The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)—New York City’s independent police oversight agency—is empowered to receive, investigate, make findings, prosecute, and recommend action on complaints against New York City police officers that allege the use of excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, or offensive language. The Board’s investigations are conducted in an impartial manner by an all-civilian investigative staff. Learn more at nyc.gov/ccrb.
The goal of the communications office is to elevate the Agency by: increasing awareness of the Agency’s resources and improving public understanding of the Agency’s work in improving police-community relations in New York City. This position requires occasional evening and weekend availabilities and the ability to travel to select off-site events.
The CCRB is seeking a detail-oriented Communications Assistant to provide support to the operations of the office. Combining their growing knowledge of communications best practices with effective writing and research skills, the Communications Assistant provides support on amplifying reports and publications, policy initiatives, outreach efforts, and public board meetings.
This includes ensuring the completion of daily clips and weekly reports, maintenance of an editorial calendar, and performing other administrative functions. The Communications Assistant will also support content generation on the Agency’s digital platforms. The Communications Assistant reports to the Director of Communications and works closely with all members of the Communications Office including the Press Secretary and the Digital Content Specialist.
Minimum Qualifications Requirements
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college, university, or law school. Candidates pursuing degrees in journalism, public relations, criminal justice, communications, marketing, advertising, and political science will be considered.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with diverse internal and external stakeholders. Candidates for this role will have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Communication Assistant’s duties will include but is not limited to:
· Serving as the front-line intake on press inquiries.
· Producing daily clips report and weekly Agency reports.
· Providing scheduling assistance to the Communications Office.
· Maintaining email subscriber lists.
· With the Digital Content Specialist, generate content and graphics for social media, website, and print.
· Lead production of the Agency’s internal quarterly newsletter.
· Staging and publishing content on our CRM/CMS.
· Take photo/video of Agency events, initiatives, and priorities.
· Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
· Capacity and interest in honing their digital content creation skill and receiving feedback.
· Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
· Discretion in handling sensitive and confidential matters.
· Familiarity with content management systems and basic HTML/CSS skills.
· An understanding of graphic design principles and design skills using tools such as Adobe CS Photoshop, and Piktochart.
· Video production skills using tools such as Final Cut Pro.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
For City employees, apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) under recruiting activities. Search for Job ID #: 346993
For all other applicants, go to www.nyc.goc/careers/search
Search for Job ID #: 346993
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THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND THE CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD ARE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS.