Communications Assistant, Social Media. The New York City Independent Budget Office, a city government agency, is seeking a communications assistant focusing on our use of social media. The social media assistant will have a lead role in developing and expanding our use of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. A successful candidate will have a nuanced understanding of using social media in a government setting and as a communication tool for providing information on public policy—with a particular appreciation for using these tools on behalf of an agency that is a source of objective and nonpartisan information. Experience posting, managing, and monitoring content on social media are essential, as is knowledge of social media metrics. The individual will also assist as needed with our Web site, responding to press calls, and copy-editing, proofing, and laying out our print and online publications. Experience using Microsoft Expressions Web, In Design, Java script, Illustrator, and Word Press preferred. Candidate should have a BA in journalism with a background in journalism, media studies, public relations, or similar fields and an interest in government and public policy. Salary: $32,000-$42,000 depending upon experience.
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IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service; others may reside in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties. Salaries are commensurate with experience and competitive with other government agencies; an excellent benefits package is also provided. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card ("green card") or renewable work permit.