Communications Director

Job Type

Full Time




New York City
United States


Progressive New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer is recruiting applicants for the position of Communications Director. This is an excellent opening for a self-starter with outstanding communication and political skills who is seeking a leadership role in a fast-paced government environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating and implementing an aggressive earned media strategy
  • Drafting and disseminating engaging press releases, e-newsletters, and other communication materials
  • Coordinating press conferences and other events
  • Creating flyers and ads for events
  • Utilizing social media tools to engage the online community and increase following
  • Interacting with local, city-wide and state-wide media
  • Attending community events on behalf of the Council Member
  • Maintaining an up to date archive of all print and media coverage

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and analytical skills; excellent judgment; knowledge of and familiarity with media outreach; political sensitivity. The applicant should be highly self-motivated, a focused team player, have strong interpersonal skills, be willing to work long hours and serve in a highly collaborative work environment. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. College degree is required, previous work experience in journalism is preferred.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Health coverage and excellent benefits package provided.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply: Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, writing sample and resume to