Deputy Press Secretary

New York, NY, USA
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Job Description

Executive Division
Press Office – New York City
Deputy Press Secretary
Reference No. PO_NYC_DPS_6316

Application Deadline is April 19, 2024

The Executive Division of the Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Deputy Press
Secretary to serve in the Attorney General’s Press Office. The Deputy Press Secretary will work closely with the
Director of Communications and other senior staff to develop and execute effective communication
strategies. The Deputy Press Secretary must develop and maintain relationships with the press and other
media. Daily responsibilities of the Deputy Press Secretary will include interacting with reporters in the
political, financial, tech, and criminal justice press; and drafting, reviewing, and editing press releases,
advisories, and other relevant materials. This position reports to the Director of Communications and will be
located in the New York City office.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in media relations, communications, or a related field
demonstrating an increasing scope of work and responsibility is required.
  • Prior New York State press experience and/or prior government, political, and/or campaign
communications experience is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and manage shifting deadlines and multiple priority
assignments effectively.
  • Ability to work well independently and as a productive member of the AG’s Press Office and wider
Executive team.
  • Fluency in other languages is a plus, but not required.
  • Availability for periodic travel within New York State is required.

The annual salary for this position is $82,489 + $3,400 in location pay. As an employee of the OAG, you
will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety
of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health,
dental, vision, and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust
Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two
days per week) and alternative work schedules.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.


Applications are be submitted online.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on April 19, 2024.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • You may address your letter to the Legal Recruitment Unit.
  • Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate. You

may wish to include information about what life experiences you will bring to the position
that will enhance the OAG’s ability to better serve the diverse population of this state.

  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Please provide a sample press release.
  • Please provide a longer writing sample (2-5 pages is sufficient). This sample should

demonstrate your ability to write persuasively, accessibly, and to organize information
effectively. If you choose to submit an excerpt from a longer piece, you may wish to include
a cover page to provide the reviewer with any relevant information/context.

  • Upload both samples as one document using the field provided on the online application
  • List of three (3) references
  • Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
  • For each reference, indicate the nature and duration of your relationship.
  • Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
  • Please note that your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the


If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your
application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.