|Senior Advisor for Digital Communications|
Company: Mayor's Office
Location: New York, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/09/2022
Expire Date: 02/09/2023
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Senior Advisor for Digital Communications|
Office of Creative Communications
Position Title: Senior Advisor for Digital Communications
Job ID Number: 37550
About the Office:
The Mayor’s Office Creative Communications team is responsible for generating social media products primarily based on Mayoral policy and events. Our mission is to make content that adds value to New Yorkers’ lives, encourages engagement, and illuminates the story of how the administration’s policies affect everyday people. We work on everything from large, policy-driven campaigns to rapid-response tweets, photo essays, and Facebook Live events. This is a rare opportunity for a driven, politically passionate, and talented writer to collaborate closely with a group of notable content creators, award- winning photographers, and videographers from a unique position within the NYC government. In addition to being a strong collaborator, we are looking for someone who can independently generate ideas.
About the Role:
The Office of New York City Mayor Eric Adams is seeking a Senior Advisor for Digital Communications to serve in the Mayor’s Communications Office. The Senior Advisor will report directly to the Communications Director. S/he will work closely with other members of the communications team and numerous city agencies to develop and execute high-impact digital communication strategies.
The ideal candidate will be a sharp digital strategist with a record of success, an adept communicator and creative problem solver.
Responsibilities of the Senior Advisor will include:
Direct the development and execution of creative, sophisticated and high-impact digital communications strategies and efforts that advance the Mayor’s goals and visibility.
Develop strategies to use multimedia content, social media, SMS, website, and other digital media tactics to reach and engage a greater number of New Yorkers.
Incorporate digital media into all communications efforts to maximize the effectiveness and reach of key messages.
Develop a digital first strategy and culture for breaking news.
Establish aggressive short- and long-term digital goals, and work with the broader team to execute them.
Work with the Communications Director and communications staff on overall communications planning and implementation, including message development, strategic guidance, and coordination.
Work closely with the Creative Communications team to ensure generated content is widely seen.
Develop a digital community of allies that will be eager to share the administration’s message.
$130,000 - $170,000
Please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and three (3) references to Candidate Application
New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment
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Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of experience in digital communications, with preference for government, politics, public affairs, or strategic communications, preferably in a political or issue advocacy campaign setting.
2 to 3 years of hands-on digital media leadership experience, with a strong track record of helping to lead effective digital communications campaigns.
An eye for issues and content that will engage New Yorkers.
Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills.
Ability to understand complex policy and political issues and develop clear, concise, and persuasive messages related to them.
Highly organized and deadline-driven to help keep a team on track to advance multiple assignments at once in a fast-paced environment; strong project management skills.
Proven ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Experience working with diverse communities.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, while listening and learning from feedback.
Ability to thrive in a busy, multi-tasking, and time-pressured environment.