Congressman Denny Heck is hiring a communications director to work in his Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include communications planning; serving as on-the-record spokesperson and strategic communications advisor; drafting speeches, talking points, and video scripts; drafting press materials such as press releases, statements and media advisories; preparing outreach materials such as email newsletters and mass mailers; preparing memos for national TV appearances; staffing the member during media interviews; and assisting in management of social media accounts.
The communications director will work closely with the press secretary and digital assistant to execute communications plans and responsibilities. The ideal candidate is a strong writer with good press and political judgment. Hill experience and Washington state ties preferred, but not required. Non-traditional hours and occasional travel to the district to be expected. We value diversity and encourage applicants to highlight their diverse background in their applications.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Communications Director” in the subject line. No drop-ins or phone calls, please.