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Office of the Queens County Districy Attorney
New York, NY
Published 15 days ago



The Office of the Queens County District Attorney (QDA) is seeking a Chief Public Information Officer to oversee all public information/communications efforts.


The Public Information Department interacts with media and other constituencies about the workings and policies of QDA, Queens Criminal Court and the New York criminal justice system.   


Public Information writes and distributes press releases about noteworthy arrests and cases, coordinates media events, fields and follows up on media inquiries, drafts remarks, and produces materials both on-line and in print that promote the services of the Office. The Department is responsible for multi-platform social media presence.  


The Department works closely with the Office’s Community Partnerships Division to enhance community relations and with various bureaus (e.g., Homicide, Human Trafficking, Housing & Worker Protection, Hate Crimes, Frauds) to connect their operations to the overall mission of the Office.


The Chief Public Information Officer currently manages a staff of five:

·     Communications Director

·     Senior Media Specialist

·     Public Information Officer

·     Public Information Officer

·     Communications Clerk


The Chief Public Information Officer will be expected to evaluate the current structure of the Public Information office to determine how best to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity within the department .


The Chief Public Information Officer oversees:

·     Preparation and production of QDA print and digital content, including social media, website, brochures, newsletters and other outreach materials

·     Development and maintenance of on-going relationships with national, citywide and local media

·     Clear, accurate and efficient response to media inquiries

·     Coordination with Bureau Chiefs and ADAs in the preparation of material related to cases

·     Coordination and production of press conferences and other media events

·     Maintenance of press lists to ensure they are up-to-date

·     Photo coverage of QDA in-house and offsite events attended by the DA and senior QDA officials

·     Special projects and other duties as assigned.


Preferred Education and Qualification Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of experience working in journalism, communications, public relations and/or related field or the equivalent education and/or experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work diligently and efficiently to meet tight deadlines along with meticulous attention to accuracy and details. A detailed understanding of courtroom procedures and the prosecution process is highly desired.


Applicants must be capable of interacting with and communicating information to a wide variety of audiences, including QDA staff, members of the press, the public and public officials.


Additionally, applicants should have strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms, as well as proficiency in photo/video editing software programs including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.


Preference may also be given to candidates knowledgeable of and have communications experience relating to Queens County and New York City, as well as the criminal justice system, court procedures and police issues.


Application Information:

Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and more.


*As of August 2, 2021, all newly hired employees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with QDA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by this office.


The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter, by clicking on the link below:



The Office of the Queens County District Attorney (QDA) is seeking a Chief Public Information Officer to oversee all public information/communications efforts.


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