The New York State Division of the Budget (DOB) is seeking a highly skilled, creative, and dynamic communications leader to oversee its Communications and Public Affairs Office.
The Communications and Public Affairs Office is as an essential part of DOB and the Executive branch of New York State government, responsible for DOB's strategic communications, high-level media relations, press and event management, growing public information streams, and innovative digital products.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in protecting, evolving, and promoting principals and organizations; exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills; and a track record of designing, managing, and executing creative and effective media relations, press strategies, and 360-degree communications activations, spanning earned, owned, and paid digital channels.
It is critical that this individual is self-motivated and able to work collaboratively across different specialties within DOB and throughout New York State to advance statewide objectives and support multi-agency programming and initiatives.
In addition to overseeing day-to-day communications activities, including working with and cultivating strong relationships with high-level reporters in top-tier local, State, and national outlets, serving as DOB's primary internal and external spokesperson, and crafting media responses, press releases, and DOB/principal communications, this individual should also be able to maintain and expand DOB's presence across all public information touchpoints including web/digital channels, social media channels, and spearhead creative marketing and brand-building efforts.
The individual must demonstrate an ability to distill complex policy objectives and curate content across all mediums and channels.
Responsibilities of the Director of Communications and Public Affairs would include, but are not limited to:
How to Apply:
To be considered for this or future positions with DOB, please complete the Online Employment Application and select "Director of Communications and Public Affairs" in the "Title Applying For" section. Applications are held in the DOB's resume database for six months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities. To learn more about the benefits of working at DOB, please visit our Career Pages.
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