Multimedia Assistant

Posted On: June 1, 2011

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene

Company Description

With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, we're one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, we're also one of our nation's oldest public health agencies. The challenges we face range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction and substance abuse, and the threat of bioterrorism. We're tackling these issues with innovative policies and programs – and getting exceptional results – but our work is never finished. Your NYC Health career brings big responsibilities, and unparalleled opportunities for growth. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.

Job Description

-- Gather information and prepare PowerPoint materials and talking points for presentations by the Health Commissioner.

-- Assist in preparation of Commissioner's blog.

-- Maintain contacts across the agency to stay abreast of developments and data.

-- Assist Press Office with Commissioner or Mayoral press events, and collaborate with Communications Bureau with crisis communications, media relations, print/online collateral development, community relations, and intergovernmental/public affairs staff in preparing congressional testimony and talking points.

-- Prepare or assist in preparation of legislative testimony, and speeches for Health Commissioner, Mayor, and other Department and City officials to communicate effectively with key constituencies (elected officials/government agencies, non-governmental/community organizations, medical/health care providers, general public).

-- Work with Mayor's speechwriters to draft and finalize speeches for the Mayor to deliver on Health Department initiatives, goals and outcomes.

-- Handle submission process for scientific articles authored or co-authored by the Commissioner and track progress through publication.

-- Assist in preparation of diverse materials including: white papers; brochures, newsletters, and other print/online materials for broad range of audiences, from health department staff to practicing physicians to low-literacy multicultural/multilingual communities.

-- Prepare materials for and maintain website and Facebook page for Health Commissioner's office.

Preferred Skills:
Must have excellent skills in: graphical presentation of quantitative data, use of PowerPoint, writing for diverse audiences.

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to; in the JVN search bar, enter 141600.