Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is seeking a detail-oriented, dynamic, highly motivated Press Secretary to help manage and coordinate in-state and/or national media activities in a busy press shop. This position manages the Press Assistant and reports to the Chief of Staff.
This position will be responsible for the preparation of materials, including but not limited to, background memos, press advisories, press releases, statements, and remarks; coordinating the creation and posting of digital content with the Press Assistant; assisting with the planning, preparation, and staffing of news conferences and events; maintaining relationships with local and national news media outlets; and other duties related to press operations and other office responsibilities.
Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule that accommodates the needs of the Representative's schedule. Prior communications experience is strongly preferred as is experience with pitching to national, state and local media outlets.
Applicants must be organized and creative. They must also possess excellent time management and strong written and verbal communications skills, along with the ability to be a self-starter while working in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects. Communications, Journalism, and English Majors are encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish, experience with Adobe programs, and Texas, particularly Central and South Texas, ties are not required but a plus.
The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and any additional work products, such as previous releases or media plans, with “Press Secretary” as the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.