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Press Secretary

Legislator in New York City


Description
A progressive and proactive Democratic Legislator is seeking a Press Secretary based in New York City. The right candidate must enjoy being on top of the latest local and national news, constantly hitting "refresh" on the political blogs and monitoring Twitter for breaking news. Writing in fresh clean prose should come naturally to you.

Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:


• Writing advisories, press releases, blog posts, op-eds and letters.
• Monitoring the media.
• Responding to media inquiries.
• Researching and pitching stories to media outlets.
• Composing and editing newsletters.

Qualifications:
To be considered for this position the ideal candidate must have:
• Excellent writing skills.
• Press experience.
• Demonstrated proficiency with the web and social media.
• Strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability to prioritize and handle numerous time-sensitive tasks simultaneously.

How TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should email resume and writing sample to 2013communications@gmail.com. Please note Press Secretary in subject line.


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