Press Secretary / Communications Director

Press Secretary / Communications Director

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) seeks a motivated, experienced, and detailed-oriented Press Secretary / Communications Director for his Washington, D.C. office.  Responsibilities include working with the Member and Chief of Staff on developing and implementing a communications strategy to advance the Member’s agenda; working closely with the policy and district staff to communicate the Member’s priorities; drafting speeches, talking points, op-eds, and press releases; developing content for and managing implementation of digital media strategy; experience working across multiple digital and social media platforms; pitching media and fielding press inquiries; maintaining relationships with local press; website management; overseeing daily clips; staffing Member for press events; and serving as the Member’s primary spokesperson.  This is not an entry level position.  A minimum of three years of prior communications experience is preferred.  Spanish language proficiency and California ties a plus.  Title and salary commensurate with experience.   

 

Qualified candidates should send resume, cover letter, three writing samples (at least one set of talking points), and three references to CA20.jobs@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Application / Communications.” 

 

The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, martial status, or parental status.