Employment Opportunity

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Digital Media Specialist

Description

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer seeks a Digital Media Specialist to be part of her energetic and collaborative Communications team.

The person in this position is responsible for overseeing the Borough President’s social media profile on Twitter and Facebook and will help drive the Borough President’s policy agenda in other online venues as well, including website updating and maintenance (via TeamSite and WordPress), email newsletters (via Mailchimp), YouTube, Livestream webcasts, and event management (via EventBrite). Experience with Facebook Audiences, digital analytics and A/B testing a big plus. (If you’ve done something unique or innovative with SnapChat, Instagram, or LinkedIn, though, we’d like to hear about that, too!)

This is a great spot for someone who has written for and managed social media accounts for a political campaign or a nonprofit organization or, of course, an elected  official (or government agency). Knowledge of New York City governmental and multi-cultural infrastructure will help you get up to speed quickly.

Candidates should be multi-taskers with experience working in fast-paced, data-driven environments and should be fluent in current online media tools, and new tools as they surface.

The Digital Media Specialist will report to the Communications Director, and will work closely with the Press Secretary, the B.P.’s Community Affairs staff, and the B.P. herself to help execute overall communications goals.

Demonstrable experience with as many of the following tasks as possible

  • Planning, writing and executing daily social media schedule each week
  • Acting on daily ad-hoc posting needs
  • Executing regular email blasts (and managing lists for same)
  • Serve as a digital media resource for the office
  • Regularly update and maintain office’s .gov website
  • Keep abreast of social media feeds in NYC government/nonprofit/Manhattan Tech communities
  • Assist with special events as needed (occasional nights and weekends with comp time)
  • Video/audio writing, producing, recording and editing
  • Knowledge of government/education/nonprofit ecosystems-- preferably in NYC.
  • Ability to collaborate with good humor and multi-task from high-end creative work to repetitive digital maintenance work
  • Spanish language literacy a big plus

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (one long and one short, no longer than two pages each—please do NOT send tweets) and social media handles of accounts you have been largely responsible for.

Software/App tags: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Livestream, TeamSite CMS, WordPress, Adobe CS (current version), Final Cut Pro, MailChimp, Excel, CiviCRM, Google Analytics, Eventbrite, Windows, OSX, Microsoft Office.

We are a dual PC and Mac shop.

Specific job requirements include

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience desirable; and a demonstrated record of leading successful online media projects;
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Strong writing skill and good editorial judgment;
  • Experience or knowledge of how to properly represent a government entity through digital media;
  • Superior project management skills with a demonstrated-outcomes orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; and
  • Flexibility to accommodate irregular and sometimes long work hours.

The Office of the Manhattan Borough President is committed to a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position. People of color, women, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment. However, City employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for two (2) continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County.

The Manhattan Borough President's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (each no longer than 2 pages) in a single PDF document to resumes@manhattanbp.nyc.gov with “Digital Media Specialist” in the subject line. You may also apply using the link below.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Pension, Deferred Compensation, etc.

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree.