Deputy Press Secretary

New York, NY, USA
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Job Description

Press Office

Deputy Press Secretary

Job Number: 42371

The Agency You’ll Join

The NYC Mayor's Office administers all city services, public property, most public agencies, and

enforces all city, state, and federal laws within New York City. New York City’s Mayor, Eric Adams is

head of the executive branch of New York City's government. Mayor Adams has served the people of

New York City as an NYPD officer, State Senator, and Brooklyn Borough President. The Adams’

Administration is leading the fight to make New York City’s economy stronger, reduce inequality,

improve public safety, and build a stronger, healthier city that delivers for all New Yorkers. As an

agency, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these

values. For current job opportunities visit our careers page.

The Team You’ll Work With

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.

The Problems You’ll Solve

Deputy Press Secretaries report to the Press Secretary and the First Deputy Press Secretary to work

alongside other Deputy Press Secretaries and numerous city agencies to develop and execute effective

communication strategies. Deputy Press Secretaries must develop and maintain relationships with

members of the press. Daily responsibilities of the Deputy Press Secretaries will include:

  • Interacting with top reporters covering City Hall, as well as those covering a range of other

agencies, and serving as a spokesperson for Mayor Adams and City Hall;

  • Overseeing media relations for agencies within their portfolio;
  • Writing, reviewing, and editing press releases, media advisories, briefing papers, and other

relevant materials;

  • Putting together press events for Mayor Adams and various city agencies;
  • Working to arrange interviews with senior administration officials, including Mayor Adams, and

staffing those interviews;

  • Performing other duties as necessary.

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four (4) to 10 years of experience in media relations,

communications, or a related field demonstrating an increasing scope of work and

responsibility. Prior fluency in other languages is desirable, but not required.

  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours. The Mayor’s Press Office does not work 9-5 hours

and requires team members to be on-call nights, early mornings, weekends, and on holidays.

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, often under short and shifting deadlines and in

high-pressure situations. The right individual must also be able to juggle multiple priority

assignments effectively.

  • Previous on-the-record experience is desirable. The ability to shape stories off-the-record and

on background is required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Being a strong writer, who can tell a story

clearly and concisely is a must, as is a clear understanding of all AP-style rules.

  • Ability to work well independently and as a productive member of the Mayor’s Press Office and

wider team.

  • Prior New York City press experience and/or prior government, political, and/or campaign

communications experience is strongly preferred.


The City of New York Office of the Mayor’s compensation package includes a market competitive

salary, equity for all full-time roles and exceptional benefits. Our cash compensation range for this role

is $90,000 to $110,000.

Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on candidate experience and expertise, and other


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Equal Opportunity | Diversity Equity & Inclusion Statement

The Office of the Mayor is an is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and

retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and

harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not

limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual

orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The Adams Administration values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences that is reflective of

the city it serves. Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged and welcome to apply.

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