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Director of Communications
Posted date [Nov-08-2016]
(ID: 4424)
NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications

Job description

Director of Communications

Salary: up to $100,000 Commensurate with Experience
Excellent Benefits Package

To Apply

Please go to and search for Job ID #263413


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DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to New York City's residents, businesses, employees and visitors. As the City's technology leader, DoITT is responsible for maintaining the foundational IT infrastructure and systems that touch every aspect of City life from public safety to human services, from education to economic development crossing the full spectrum of governmental operations.

Job Description:

· Prepare presentations and public statements for the Commissioner and other senior staff;

· Draft agency press releases and other external communications;

· Assist with the maintenance of the agency web pages;

· Ensure content is accurate, up-to-date and accessible;

· Assist during emergency activation by disseminating critical information, internally and externally;

¬∑ Manage the Department‚s social media accounts, working with the Mayor‚s Press Office and Office of Digital Strategy as necessary;

· Serve as the agency contact for press and disseminate information on agency initiatives to media;

· Arrange interviews with the press and prepare the Commissioner and other senior staff for all media interaction;

· Coordinate agency involvement with organizers of conventions, forums, and other public events;

· Draft statements, talking points, etc., for the Commissioner and other senior staff at public and internal agency events;

· Develop public outreach strategies for key agency initiatives;

· Work with vendors to create outreach materials and place media.

· Manage special projects and initiatives as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

¬∑ Understanding of multiple business domains and quickly gain a broad understanding of all aspects of DoITT‚s operations to best represent the Department on a broad range of topics;

Experienced in all aspects of social media platforms, marketing, communications, digital technology, digital platforms, and public relations.

Qualification Requirements:

1. A BA including 24 credits in English, journalism or public relations, and 5 years‚ related experience including 2 years in a supervisory or consultative capacity;


2. Education and/or experience equivalent.

To Apply

Please go to and search for Job ID #263413


Email resume to

(Indicate '263413 ‚ Director of Affairs Communications' in subject line)


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Job Title Director of Communications
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Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
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