In-District Press/Digital Associate

In-District Press/Digital Associate

Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) seeks Press / Digital Associate for our Glen Ellyn office. Qualified candidates will ahve demonstarted video production, graphic design and photography experience, a working knowledge of video editing software, strong editorial and social media skills and a desire to spearhead and execute creative communications ideas. Excellent writing and strong organizational skills are essential.

The ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter, hyper-aware of news cycle and social media trends, politically astute, have a strong proficiency in branding and executing social media content across social digital platforms and will be a detail-oriented team player able to handle multiple tasks at once in a fast paced enviroment--including rapid response requests and longer-term projects.

Candidates must be based in Chicagoland and willing to go to the office and staff the member. However, hybrid work-from-home flexibility is offered. Salary range starts at $40,000 but subject to negotiation for the right experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute social media and digital campaigns

  • Design and create content - including graphics and videos, and social media toolkits

  • Help staff town halls, press conferences, video/Zoom meetings, and other in-district events

  • Staffing the member - handling photography, videography, press coordination at in-district events

  • Track and produce regular analytics reports and press reports

  • Support Communications Director in organizing and maintaining press lists

  • Support Communications Director in local media outreach

  • Working collaboratively with D.C. and district staff to ensure a strong local media presence

  • Work to amplify District Office wins including casework, grants our outreach campiagns

  • Drafting press releases, newsletters, advisories, and other written materials

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 2 years of communications, social media, or translatable experience

  • A strong eye for detail and passion for digital media

  • Experinece with video production, graphic design, and photography

  • Demonstrated skill using Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Facebook ads, and TikTok

Please submit in one PDF your resume, two graphic/video/social media examples, and a short statement of no more than 300 words about why you're a good fit for this role to il06casten@gmail.com with "Press/Digital Associate Application" in the subject line, no later than November 19th, 2021.

Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disablility, age, or national origin.