Digital / Press Assistant

Digital / Press Assistant

Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, and House Small Business Committee seeks a hard-working Digital/Press Assistant to serve in his Washington, D.C. office. Previous political communications and Capitol Hill experience is preferred. Ideal candidates are team-oriented, self-motivated, empathetic, and curious. Successful applicants will write well and work quickly under pressure, be creative, proactive and a strategic thinker, work well with others, and have a keen sense of visual and graphic design.  This staff position reports to the Communications Director and works closely with the entire senior staff team.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Work closely with the legislative, outreach, and casework teams to draft copy, edit, and manage the office’s social media accounts

  • Create weekly social media plans and monthly social media reports

  • Create graphics for outgoing social media, newsletters, and mail that effectively communicates an idea or policy clearly and with visual appeal

  • Take, edit, and advise the taking and editing of photos and videos in Washington D.C. and in the district

  • Draft copy for widely read e-newsletters to targeted groups

  • Work with vendors to organize monthly tele town-hall events

  • Take first drafts on press releases and statements

  • Monitors social media, media reports, and has an eye for legislative and non-legislative political issues about which the Congressman may be asked about or involved with

  • Other duties as assigned

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • 1+ years of political/Capitol Hill communications experience

  • Candidates with ties to New Jersey are strongly encouraged to apply

TO APPLY:  Email cover letter, resume, two writing samples, two graphic design samples, and 2-3 references to NJ03resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Digital/Press Assistant: [NAME].” Please no unsolicited drop-ins, phone calls, or emails to the office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 25, 2021 at 5PM EST

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, marital status, or parental status.  People of all identity groups are encouraged to apply.