Communications Director

Communications Director

The Office of U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) seeks an experienced, creative, and highly motivated Communications Director to lead media efforts on behalf of the congresswoman.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to multitask while thriving in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines;

  • Have experience working directly with local and national reporters, bookers, and other members of the media to proactively pitch stories and respond to inquiries;

  • Think strategically and creatively while designing, implementing, and evaluating both short and long-term communications plans in addition to leading rapid response efforts;

  • Know how to operate directly with a principal and collaboratively across departments;

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and executing the office’s communications strategy for Capitol Hill and in the district, including national and local press, messaging, writing, events, and digital;

  • Working directly with the Congresswoman to prepare for and staff her for interviews, press conferences, public events, roundtables, and other opportunities;

  • Building and sustaining strong relationships with local and national reporters (including Capitol Hill reporters, local reporters, and issue-specific reporters at national outlets) editors, columnists, producers, bookers, and advocacy groups;

  • Proactively and strategically engaging in media outreach, including pitching reporters while also fielding and responding to press inquiries at the local and national levels;

  • Serving as the on-the-record spokesperson for the Congresswoman and providing background to reporters when appropriate;

  • Drafting written materials including press statements, quotes, speeches, remarks, op-eds, press releases and advisories, and talking points;

  • Designing creative plans to effectively roll out legislation, letters, and other policy initiatives that include press components, and events; and

  • Supervising the Deputy Press Secretary, who manages all digital and online content, to maintain strategic messaging across official channels.

Please send application materials to with “Communications Director” in the subject line.