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Communications Director

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The Position:

The Communications Director, for Shahana Hanif, New York City Council Member-Elect for the 39th District, will craft and execute the communications and media strategy for the office including digital, traditional, and press. The Communications Director will work closely with the Council Member, the Chief of Staff, and other team members to ensure the vision, methods, and language align with her priorities.


Major Responsibilities:  

  • Craft and implement the Council Member’s communications and media strategy, setting messaging goals and strategies for all areas of the office’s communications work, both in the 39th District and citywide
  • Manage and create a social media content calendar and write and post social content on the Council Member’s Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms in close collaboration with the Council Member
  • Manage the office’s press operation, including but not limited to: 
  • Developing strong working relationships with reporters and editors 
  • Placing stories and identifying other communications opportunities that advance the goals of the Council Member, locally, citywide, and nationally
  • Identifying local communications opportunities that reflect the work of the office 
  • Planning press conferences, drafting and distributing press releases and statements, and following up with members of the press for most effective coverage
  • Working across departments to draft and place Op-Eds
  • Responding to incoming press and quote requests
  • Oversee the office’s email strategy including but not limited to: drafting regular email newsletters, overseeing and maintaining the email database, and collaborating with team members to ensure diverse work is highlighted
  • Work with the Legislative Director and the Outreach Director to organize online campaigns and actions to promote the legislative and community priorities of the office 
  • Send daily press clips to the Council Member and staff
  • Work with staff of other City Council Members, allies, and advocacy organizations, both in District 39 and citywide, to coordinate effective communications strategies that advance progressive policy goals

The Position:

The Communications Director, for Shahana Hanif, New York City Council Member-Elect for the 39th District, will craft and execute the communications and media strategy for the office including digital, traditional, and press…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    3 de enero de 2022
  • Nivel Profesional
    Profesional
Salario
USD $63.000 - USD $68.000
/ año

Compensación

The New York City Council offers a wide variety of healthcare insurance packages, including dental and vision, a 401(k) and pension plan, commuter benefits, and a generous time-off policy


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

The New York City Council offers a wide variety of healthcare insurance packages, including dental and vision, a 401(k) and pension plan, commuter benefits, and a generous time-off…

Nivel de Idiomas

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • 2-3 years communications experience (ideally in New York City), in government, politics, or the nonprofit sector
  • Experience working with the press, especially regarding policy or legislation is a plus
  • On the record experience
  • Experience writing content for and managing multiple social media platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and leverage a changing media landscape
  • Strong news sense and knowledge of the media
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Some amount of design and coding skills is a plus
  • The ability to stay calm in a fast-paced and high pressure political environment
  • A passion for building a leftist and progressive city that works for all 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • 2-3 years communications experience (ideally in New York City), in government, politics, or the nonprofit sector
  • Experience working with the press…

Ubicación

Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de New York, NY
Ubicación Asociada
New York, NY, USA

Cómo aplicar

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to team@shahanafrombk.com with Subject Line: [Your Name] [Job Title] Application

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to team@shahanafrombk.com with Subject Line: [Your Name] [Job Title] Application

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