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Research and Writing Assistant (Part Time)

Albany, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 12/13/16

Description

An innovative ally development, government affairs, and communications firm looking to hire a part-time employee to assist with research and support of coalition building and media relations, strategic communications, and event planning in our Albany location.

Duties include: maintain in-depth contact databases, drafting of materials such as opinion-editorials and letters to the editor, drafting of media and public relations material, and general staff support. Additionally, provide assistance at client events such as press conferences, roundtables, and meetings.   

Qualifications

  • Very strong writing skills, with attention to detail, grammar, and formatting
  • Excellent at data entry 
  • Strong research and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to critically think to overcome obstacles
  • Knowledge of professional email programs, social media platforms, and Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • Education: Associates, Bachelor’s preferred 
  • Years of Experience: Entry-level, previous experience and internships in public relations and media relations a plus

Availability: Part time, 28 hours per week, each Monday through Thursday. Must be available a few times a year for travel, and for occasional weekend hours.

Compensation: Begins at $12.00 per hour. This position is a 6-month temporary position. Upon 6 months of employment, continued employment and wages will be reviewed.

To Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and 3 references to mconroe@jstrategiesinc.com