Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, who chairs the Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy while serving on the Intelligence Committee, Oversight Committee, and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis seeks an experienced Deputy Communications Director/Communications Director to help oversee all aspects of the office’s communications and media efforts. The ideal candidate will be prepared to work with the Member, communications team, and other staff to implement and execute a communications strategy advancing the Members’ agenda at the national, state, and local levels through securing media coverage across all platforms. Specific duties will include leading press launches, managing day-to-day media relations, drafting speeches, talking points, op-eds, press relations and social media while serving as a spokesperson for the Congressman. Candidates must have strong project management skills to coordinate efforts across the DC and District Offices while working with legislative, operations, and communications staff on a daily basis. This is not an entry level position. A minimum of three years of prior communications experience is preferred, include on the record experience, and ideal candidates will be active managers with strong media relationships, writing skills, and sound strategic judgement.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to IL08careers@gmail.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Absolutely no calls or drop-bys, please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate effectively in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes.