Southern California Democrat seeks an experienced Communications Director to lead a fast-paced and highly engaged press operation. Applicants must be creative, dynamic, proactive, and energetic.
The Communications Director will serve as the spokesperson and primary communications advisor to the Member. They will be responsible for developing and executing an aggressive strategic communications plan, including social media, that encompasses local, national, and specialty media outlets. Moreover, the Communications Director will oversee day-to-day press operations, including coordinating and managing the press team; responding to media inquiries; booking the Member for interviews; pitching news opportunities to media outlets; coordinating the Member’s social media accounts; and editing/drafting speeches, talking points, floor statements, press releases, op-eds, and e-newsletters. They are also responsible for working with the Member, Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and District Director to develop and coordinate core messaging. The Communications Director is responsible for maintaining the Congressman’s voice across all communications materials, with an emphasis on clarity, relatability, authenticity, and connecting the Congressman’s values and advocacy to a diverse constituent base.
This is NOT an entry level position. To be considered for the position, candidates must have previous press-related experience either on or off Capitol Hill. They must be highly organized, proficient in multi-tasking, have strong political acumen and instincts, and possess superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Experience with video editing and graphic design are a plus. Additionally, the Communications Director must be willing to work extended hours and oftentimes under time constraints, while maintaining a positive demeanor and good sense of humor. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a resume, a cover letter including salary requirements, and two writing samples to CARuizJobs@mail.house.gov with “Communications Director Position” in subject line. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.