Axne Seeks Communications Director

Iowa Democrat seeks an experienced Communications Director to lead an active press operation. Candidates must have experience pitching and placing stories, op-eds, and letters to the editor in traditional and digital media.

  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

o   maintaining relationships with Iowa and national reporters;

o   developing and implementing weekly and long-term strategic communications plans;

o   briefing and preparing the Member for interviews;

o   writing press releases, talking points, and speeches;

o   collaborating with the legislative team on initiative roll-outs;

o   Managing an active social media and digital newsletter program;

o   Previous Hill or campaign experience required; Iowa ties preferred.  

This is NOT an entry level position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants with ties to Iowa are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send an email to with “Communications Director/Press Secretary” in the subject line, and should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (no more than 250 words), and long writing sample (between 500 and 750 words). This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression