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The Communications Director will create strategic legislative and community communications messaging plans for the Senator, handle communications with the press, plan and manage press events, and work with the Legislative and District Office teams to manage all public legislative and constituent communications and newsletters. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to booking and pitching the Member to media, drafting press releases and official statements, writing speeches and talking points, briefing the Member on press appearances, doing interview practice with the Member, and overseeing work of Digital Communications Manager approving and drafting all social media content.


Qualifications:

  • Excellent writer with ability to write well under tight deadlines
  • At least 1 year of previous communication work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Strong knowledge of New York press
  • Will be required to respond to urgent and time-sensitive matters during the evenings and Weekends
  • Residency in Queens a plus


Location: Jackson Heights, NY but with frequent travel to Albany, NY


The individual will work closely with the Member, Chief of Staff, and staff to utilize and drive press and communications to advance the Senator's fight for working families across our state and get critical information out the multilingual constituency of District 13. Candidates must be highly organized, attentive to detail, able to take complex policy and legislative topics and communicate to a wider audience, and capable of thriving in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. Previous press and staffing experience and Spanish language capabilities preferred. Ties to the District a plus.


Our office is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin.

The Communications Director will create strategic legislative and community communications messaging plans for the Senator, handle communications with the press, plan and manage press events, and work with the Legislative and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 29, 2021

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Benefits

Full benefits

Full benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish, Bangla

Spanish, Bangla

Location

On-site
Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, USA

How to Apply

To apply, send a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to rosario@nysenate.gov with the subject line: Communications Director Application (Last name, First name).

To apply, send a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to rosario@nysenate.gov with the subject line: Communications Director Application (Last name, First name).

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