Communications Director

Communications Director

The Office of Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) is seeking an experienced Communications Director. This is not an entry level position. On the record experience and familiarity with national press and political communications is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines, and be able to work collaboratively with both the DC and district teams.

The Communications Director reports to the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Congressman Ryan and works closely with the Legislative Director and District Director. The Communications Director manages a team of two communications staffers. Previous management experience is preferred. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as primary spokesperson.

  • Developing and executing a communications strategy in collaboration with the legislative and district teams.

  • Fielding press inquiries and proactive media outreach, including pitching local, state, and national press.

  • Preparing and staffing press events and media interviews.

  • Drafting and editing press releases, op-eds, newsletters, talking points, mailers, speeches, social media content.

  • Manage a team of two communications staffers.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Ohio ties are a plus but not required. Cover letter and resume can be sent to

No phone calls or walk-ins please.