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JUNIOR CONTENT WRITER

New York City Campaign Finance Board

New York City Campaign Finance Board

Marketing & Communications · Full-time
New York, NY, USA
60,000 – 66,999 USD per year
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is the centerpiece of this progress.

We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission-driven and committed to continuous improvement.

The Marketing and Digital Communications unit leads the top-level marketing and communications strategy for the CFB and creates the strategy behind all public-facing materials that directly engage and serve the needs of five million New Yorkers in thirteen languages.

The Editorial Team within the Marketing and Digital Communications division of Public Affairs is growing! We’re looking for a Junior Content Writer who will be responsible for crafting compelling written content that resonates with the NYC voters, aligns with our brand guidelines, and drives engagement across digital platforms.

This role will report directly to the Content Editor and work closely with all team members inside the Marketing and Digital Communications unit from the design team to our social media manager. We’re a close-knit team of creative thinkers looking to grow our editorial work including proofreading, style guides, and blogs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and develop content ideas with the Content Editor.
  • Writing clear, concise, and engaging content for web, email, social.
  • Collaborating with team members across a multitude of divisions to refine content.
  • Proofreading and editing content to ensure accuracy, clarity, and adherence to brand guidelines.
  • Stay updated on technologies and tools in content creation and digital marketing.
  • Adapting style and tone to suit different platforms, audiences, and brand voices.
  • Stay informed of evolving communications best practices through ongoing learning and professional development.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & OTHER BEHAVIORS (KSAOs)

We're seeking individuals eager to make an impact, even if they don't tick every box on our job description. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and the unique blend of lived experiences, non-traditional education pathways, practical know-how, and a variety of skills and abilities that each candidate brings to the table. If you're ready to learn and grow with us, we encourage you to apply and be part of our dynamic team.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and experience with SEO-driven copy and understanding of keyword research and optimization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital content best practices.

Skills

  • Strong writing skills with a keen eye for detail and grammar and demonstrating ability to capture a range of writing styles and content types.
  • Excellent research skills to gather information from various sources and synthesize it into compelling content.
  • Collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams. This role is extremely collaborative and must find solutions for a multitude of communication preferences.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines.

Abilities

  • Ability to leverage different writing styles, tones, and formats.
  • Ability to research and comprehend complex topics quickly and stay up to date with changing laws and rules in the election space.
  • Ability to research and comprehend complex topics quickly and stay up to date with changing laws and rules in the election space.
  • Creativity and ability to generate original, engaging content ideas.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Attention to detail and ability to proofread and edit content for accuracy and clarity.

Other/Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Interest in civic engagement and voting in New York City.
  • Experience working in the political space, either personal or professional.
  • Knowledge of a language other than English is preferred but not required.
  • Understanding of accessibility standards and best practices for creating inclusive content.
  • Experience writing for all digital platforms including blogs, Reddit, and long-form reports.

TO APPLY:

All applicants must apply through NYC Government Jobs | Explore Careers | City of New York

  • Please search and apply to the job ID number listed above.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
  • Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The City of New York provides generous medical benefits (including dental and vision through respective unions or funds), retirement, tuition reimbursement, and additional ancillary benefits. CFB offers a flexible and hybrid work schedule, opportunities for career development, learning & development (leadership training, coaching), wellness programs, and much more!

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact access@nyccfb.info or (212) 409-1800.

The City of New York 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by at least twelve-semester credits (or the equivalent of twelve-semester credits) in accounting, auditing, business or public administration, computer science, economics, finance, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related area of study and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in accounting, auditing (including compliance or investigative auditing), business or public administration, business analysis, computer science, database administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic management or research, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related field; or
  2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of experience as described in “1” above; or
  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Additional Information

The City of New York 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.

New York City Campaign Finance Board is an equal opportunity employer.