New York State Public Employees Federation



Based in Albany, NY

The NYS Public Employees Federation (PEF) is a labor union representing around 50,000 professional, scientific, and technical workers in NYS government. Members include healthcare, education, corrections and supervision, youth services, direct care, and other professional titles.

Position Summary:
Working with the Reporter/Editor and the Director of Communications, the Reporter/Writer reports and writes news and feature stories for PEF publications as assigned. The Reporter/Writer is also responsible for additional written communications produced by the department, including but not limited to, press releases, advertising copy, and other printed products (flyers, brochures, booklets, etc.).


  • Two or more years of professional writing experience.  
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, or closely related field, is preferred.
  • Familiarity with digital communications techniques, including social media, is desired.
  • The ability to travel to various work locations, located in NY State, including those not accessible by mass transportation.

Successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Candidates must have strong writing skills.
  • Willingness to learn new communications platforms and adjust your writing as needed is essential.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail while retaining the ability to see the bigger picture.
  • Initiative to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to clearly communicate matters to all levels of management.

Job Duties:

  • Interviews PEF leadership, membership, etc. for news and feature stories for PEF publications as assigned.
  • Reports/writes news and feature stories for PEF publications as assigned.
  • Proofreads copy as assigned.
  • Assists the Reporter/Editor with writing headlines and cutlines for PEF publications as assigned.
  • Completes assigned projects by announced deadlines.
  • Photographs union events on an ad hoc basis.
  • Must be available for travel.
  • Consistent and reliable attendance.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary Range: $52,673.00 (minimum) - $72,506.00 (maximum)

Under a collective bargaining agreement, PEF offers excellent benefits, such as:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance with minimal payroll deductions
  • Group Paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401-k with Safe Harbor  
  • Pension Plan through SEIU
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time

To Apply
Interested individuals are invited to submit their résumé to HR@PEF.org.

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