Communications Director

Communications Director

Communications Director

Representative Elissa Slotkin is seeking a full-time Communications Director to serve in her Washington D.C. office.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Executing a strategic, aggressive communications strategy across national and local, Michigan media

  • Maintaining strong relationships with Michigan media and pitching stories to local reporters that communicate the Congresswoman’s work directly to the district

  • Maintaining the Congresswoman’s strong, frequent presence in national media, including on national TV and radio programs, and other high-value opportunities

  • Managing intensive prep sessions ahead of high-value media hits

  • Coordinating all media efforts for the Congresswoman’s events, including building press events in-district that further the office’s strategic goals

  • Drafting press releases, advisories, statements, op-eds, social media posts, often on tight timelines

  • Staffing the Congresswoman for media engagements 

  • Overseeing digital, video and social media product and ensuring integration with broader communications goals

  • Managing the Communications Team, which includes a Digital Media Director and Communications Assistant

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates should be college graduates, have exceptional written and oral communications skills, and strong experience in media and communications. Ideal candidates:

  • Have 5+ years of communications experience, ideally including on Capitol Hill

  • Have experience prepping and staffing a principal for media engagements

  • Are able to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines

  • Are hardworking and detail-oriented self-starters

  • Are team players, able to work both collaboratively and individually

  • Ties to Michigan and/or national security communications experience is a plus

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume with two professional references, and two writing samples of 1000 words or less to “jobs.mi08@mail.house.gov” by February 16, 2021.

The Office of Representative Slotkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women, minority, and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, or parental status.