Communications Director

Communications Director

Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández (NM-03) is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Communications Director to manage the office’s press and communications operations in her Washington, D.C. office.  This is not an entry-level position and previous political communications experience, preferably on Capitol Hill, is required.  Candidates must possess strong writing skills, the ability to operate in a fast-paced office under deadlines, and be able to work collaboratively with both the DC and district teams.

Responsibilities include  but are not limited to:

  • Managing the day-to-day press operations and outreach

  • Handling interview requests

  • Proactively pitching to media

  • Preparing and staffing the Congresswoman for events and interviews

  • Drafting press releases, speeches, newsletters, mailers, talking points, and op-eds

  • Developing and seeking out content for the digital/social media program

The Communications Director manages the Staff/Press Assistant. This senior staff position reports to the Chief of Staff and the Congresswoman and works closely with the entire senior staff team.  Bilingual abilities in English/Spanish are preferred.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. New Mexico ties are a plus.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume in one attachment to with the subject line “Communications Director.”  No phone calls or walk-ins please.  

The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do 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.