Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) is seeking an experienced Press and Digital Assistant to join her communications team in a demanding, fast-paced office. The Press and Digital Assistant will manage social, email, web, and creative strategy, and assist the Communications Director in developing and implementing a media, communications, and public relations plan. This is not an entry-level position. An ideal candidate will be creative, self-motivated, and eager. Applicants should be organized and creative, have at least one year or one campaign cycle of digital experience, possess strong writing abilities, and exhibit a record of working across multiple digital platforms. Ideal candidates will have experience shooting and producing professional-quality photo and video, as well as proficiency with Premiere, Lightroom, Photoshop, or other design programs. Strong writing skills are required. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, at least two writing samples, and at least three digital design samples (graphics, gifs, videos, etc.) as links or attachments to Andrew.Scibetta@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Press/Digital Assistant” by October 15, 2021.
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. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. No calls or drop-ins, please.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manages social media platforms and helps develop a creative digital strategy;
Helps implement media, communications, and public relations strategies;
Designs graphics for social media and helps create and publish content, including videos;
Provides information on and generates ideas for press, mass mailings, and newsletters;
Compiles media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Congresswoman;
Maintains a good working relationship with the Congresswoman, staff, and constituents;
Has the ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
Works well under pressure and handles stress;
Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends as needed according to the Congressional schedule; and
Performs other duties as assigned.
This is not an entry-level position.
Completion of a four-year college education is preferred for this position.
Experience producing professional-quality photos, videos, and graphics is required.
Proficiency with Premiere, Lightroom, Photoshop, or other commensurate design programs is preferred.
Experience using IQ or another constituent management system is preferred.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
Strong communication skills;
A strong understanding of print, broadcast, and online media;
Strong digital design skills and understanding of social media;
Video editing experience and production skills;
Knowledge of current issues;
Ability to perform essential job functions above; and
Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.
Due to COVID-19, the candidate should be prepared to work both from home and in the Washington, D.C., office.
When in the office, noise levels are usually moderate. You will be expected to work in a standard workstation typical of a House office.