Brief Job description (essential functions of the job):
The Press Assistant works to support the development and implementation of the Mayor and City of Boston’s communication strategies. This position will assist the Mayor’s Press Office in managing communication activities for various departments, coordinating short and long-term media strategies and the drafting of written materials, including press releases, media inquiries, press conferences, speaking engagements, graphic design, videography and social media activity.
The Press Assistant should be a self-starter who is able to manage a project from development through completion while meeting tight deadlines. Priority will be given to applicants who have some previous experience in public service, public relations, media or government. Bilingual candidates who possess translation skills are preferred.
The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in, but not limited to, the information listed below:
Boston Residency Required
Salary/Plan/ Grade: Nonunion MO5
Hours per week: 35