Press Assistant or Press Secretary

Press Assistant or Press Secretary

Congressman Ritchie Torres: Press Assistant or Press Secretary 

Rep. Ritchie Torres is seeking an organized and creative communications staffer to join a fast-paced team. Duties will include assisting the communications team in developing and implementing a communications and digital media strategy, working closely with the District team to amplify local events, media monitoring, maintenance of the Member’s social media accounts, drafting and posting content for social media, producing graphics and videos, editing photos and videos, compiling daily press clips, and assisting with the drafting of press releases and media advisories, e-newsletters, franked mailings, opeds, and other responsibilities as assigned. Qualified candidates should have graphic design experience, a knowledge of video editing software, strong writing skills, and a familiarity with social media management. The position requires attention to detail and strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team environment. New York ties and Spanish-language skills are strongly preferred. 

Title commensurate with level of experience. 


Responsibilities include: 

-Assist with management of social media platforms and developing a creative digital strategy;

-Design graphics and producing videos for social media;

-Generate ideas for press, mass mailings, and newsletters;

-Draft press releases, advisories, talking points, and brief remarks;

-Assist with communications outreach to district stakeholders and Member offices; 

-Oversee press intern(s)


Please send a resume, cover letter, and two writing and one digital sample to: “Communications Staffer” in the subject line. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.