The Office of Congressman Pete Aguilar is seeking an experienced Communications Director based in his Washington, DC office. Candidates must have excellent writing and organizational skills, a proven track record of generating press coverage in local, national and beltway press outlets, and the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Congressman’s communications program, including drafting speeches, op-eds, press releases, e-newsletters and social media posts; preparing interview memos and talking points; handling media inquiries; working with the Press Assistant to edit and create graphic and video content; and proactively working with local print reporters and national TV booking producers to generate coverage. This position also manages communications for the Office of the Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and communications related to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The Communications Director supervises the Press Assistant, plays a central role in the office’s constituent mail program and is responsible for handling all official franking. This position requires non-traditional work hours and occasional travel to the district.
The successful candidate will possess a high level of political acumen, be a strategic thinker who can anticipate next steps, demonstrate close attention to detail, be a proactive self-starter, and be someone who enjoys and can successfully work collaboratively as part of a close-knit team. The ideal candidate will also have ties to Southern California and Spanish language skills.
The salary range for the position is $75,000—$85,000 per year, depending on experience. Our office offers student loan repayment and compensation time off in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.
Our 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 color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Consistent with applicable law, this office requires all staff and interns to complete a full SARS-CoV2 vaccination course, regardless of recovery from prior coronavirus illness, as a condition of employment.
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