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Executive Division

Press Office

Deputy Press Secretary – New York City

Reference No. EXEC/PO_DPS_NYC_6121

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Deputy Press Secretary (DPS) to serve on the Attorney General’s Press Team with a particular focus on Spanish language media. As head of the OAG, the Attorney General is both the “People's Lawyer” and the State's chief legal officer. As the “People's Lawyer,” the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In her role as the State's chief legal counsel, the Attorney General not only advises the Executive branch of State government, but also defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State. The OAG also brings affirmative litigation and develops policy initiatives on topics including civil rights, health care, environmental protection, labor,  financial regulation and enforcement, public integrity, consumer protection, housing, drug trafficking, nonprofit law and many others.

The DPS will work closely with the Director of Communications and other senior staff to develop and execute effective communication strategies, with a particular focus on Spanish language media. Daily responsibilities of the DPS will include but not be limited to drafting and translating press releases, statements, and social media content; working with OAG attorneys and other legal support staff on projects and key issue areas; and interacting with top reporters in the political, regional, and criminal justice press. This position is located in New York City.

Specific qualifications for the DPS position are as follows:

  • minimum of four (4) years of experience in media relations, communications or a related field is required;
  • Fluency in Spanish (reading, writing and speaking) is also required;
  • Prior New York State work experience and prior government, political and/or campaign communications experience is strongly preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and manage shifting deadlines and multiple priority assignments effectively; and
  • Ability to work well independently and as a productive member of the AG’s Press Office and wider Executive team.

OAG employees serve more than 19.85 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.




Applicationsarebeingreceivedonline.Toapply,pleasevisitourcareerswebsite: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings


Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau at recruitment@ag.ny.gov.


For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.

Posted: 2020-01-07 Expires: 2020-02-06

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Deputy Press Secretary

New York State Office of the Attorney General
New York, New York 10454

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