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 repwildjobs@gmail.com with “Communications Director” in the subject line.