Executive Division Press Office New York CityPress Aide Reference No. EXEC/PO_PA_NYC_6156Application Deadline is February 16, 2021The New York state Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Press Aide to serve on the Attorney Generals Press Team to support all operations of the department. As head of the OAG, the Attorney General is both the people’s lawyer and the state’s chief legal officer. As the people’s lawyer, the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In her role as the state’s chief legal counsel, the Attorney General not only advises the executive branch of state government, but also defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the state. The OAG also brings affirmative litigation and develops policy initiatives on topics including civil rights, health care, environmental protection, labor,financial regulation and enforcement, public integrity, consumer protection, housing, drug trafficking, nonprofit law and many others.The Press Aide will work closely with the Director of Communications, Press Secretary, and other senior staff to develop and execute effective communication strategies to further the daily work of the OAG. Daily responsibilities of the Press Aide will include, but will not be limited to drafting press releases, statements, media advisories, and social media content; working with OAG attorneys and other legal support staff on key projects; and communicating with the state and the nations top political, regional, and legal journalists, while also managing press contacts at key media outlets. This position is located in New York City. Specific qualifications for the Press Aide position are as follows:Two (2) years of experience in media relations, communications, or a related field is required;Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and organizational communication skills are required;Prior New York State work experience and prior government, political, and/or campaign communications experience is strongly preferred;Ability to work in a dynamic environment and manage shifting deadlines and multiple priority assignments effectively; andAbility to work well independently and as a productive member of the OAGs Press Office and wider the executive team.The OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York state benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our state.
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