Press Assistant

NYC Office of the Mayor   New York City, NY   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on December 28, 2022
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Press Office


Position Title: Press Assistant

Job ID Number: 37784


About the Office:

The Mayor’s press office at City Hall is responsible for media monitoring, responding to media inquiries, preparing senior administration officials for media interviews, and planning media events designed to communicate accurate, timely information to the public.


About the Role:

Working in the New York City Mayor’s Press Office at City Hall, reporting to the Mayor’s Press Secretary and working closely with the Chief of Staff, Deputy Press Secretaries and Communications team, the MPOPA will provide administrative support and be responsible for aiding the office in handling the day-to-day operations.


Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Compiling daily morning press clips, meeting and event materials
  • Handling the calendar of the press secretary
  • Monitoring the media throughout the day through various platforms
  • Maintaining media lists, and internal and external office contacts
  • Drafting media advisories, press releases, public schedules, talking points and other briefing documents for the press office team, media and public
  • Advising and pitching events and stories
  • Sitting in on meetings and staffing events to record and take notes to be shared with the team
  • Assisting the press office and communications team with other projects and tasks, as needed
  • Work non-traditional hours and be on-call regularly, including weekends, holidays and emergency situations
  • Operate in a fast-paced environment, with a high level of professionalism, often under short deadlines and in high-pressure situations.



  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of media relations, public policy or journalism experience required
  • Experience preferred
  • Advanced writing skills required


Salary Range:

$85,000 - $95,000


To Apply:


Please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and three (3) references to Candidate Application


New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment


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