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SENIOR COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST (MANHATTAN-MIDTOWN)

Metro North Railroad (Manhattan-Midtown)
New York, New York
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  • Job Code
    94892
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Job ID: 94892

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 21, 2018

COMPENSATION: $66,023 – 78,900.00

Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.

MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal.  We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.


POSITION OBJECTIVE

To take an active role in the development of print and online corporate communications materials for the employees and customers of Metro-North.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the direction of the Manager research and write copy/text for all employee and customer publications/materials produced by the department.
  • Develop and update intranet/extranet/internet website advisories and special pages.
  • Research and obtain materials for corporate presentations/speeches (i.e. annual meeting, special awards presentations).
  • Proofread written materials for production and presentation.
  • Assist when needed at employee and public corporate events.
  • Provide cross-functional support when needed for department.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or comparable applications.
  • Strong ability to research and write quickly and accurately in the style set for publications.
  • Strong ability to brainstorm and collaborate new ideas to conform to changing priorities.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities with adherence to deadlines.
  • Strong ability to interpret and translate technical information.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels within Metro-North and external contacts.
  • Ability to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the event of operations emergencies.


REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of writing experience for a newspaper, magazine, and/or corporate publication, or other related writing experience.


PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Familiarity with writing for a transportation operation


SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.


OTHER INFORMATION

  • As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $97,448.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
  • Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends.   This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.


We offer a competitive salary and a
comprehensive benefits package.


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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 2018-11-28 Expires: 2018-12-29

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