Deputy Director of Public Affairs

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Assist the Director in managing the agency’s response to day-to-day inquiries from the press and manage press inquires in the Director’s absence; assist the Director of Public Affairs in soliciting media coverage for DFTA events and programs.

Write and edit speeches, testimony, talking points, presentations and briefings for the Commissioner and other senior staff, in addition to writing press releases, media advisories, press kits, opinion pieces, letters to the editor, radio and television scripts among other communication related efforts.

Assist in the maintenance of DFTA’s website

Supervise the operations of DFTA’s Outreach Unit that provides comprehensive assistance, information and referral services to seniors and their families at events in the community.

Supervise the overall operation of the publication’s unit making certain that all DFTA’s publications are up-to-date.

Manage DFTA’s 311 operations.

Assume responsibility for other Public Affairs projects as necessary.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Qualification Requirements
1. A master's degree in journalism or public relations from an accredited college; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in public relations, journalism or advertising; or

3. An associate degree or completion of 60 credits from an accredited college and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in public relations, journalism or advertising; or

4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. However, all candidates must have at least 60 credits from an accredited college.

For Assignment Level II
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements described above for Assignment Level I, at least one additional year of the full-time experience in public relations, journalism, or advertising.

To Apply

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Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Work Location

2 Lafayette St., N.Y.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.




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