Press Assistant

Press Assistant

To apply, please fill out this form.

ABOUT MONDAIRE:

Mondaire Jones is the 34-year-old Congressman from New York’s 17th District, serving Rockland and Westchester Counties. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees and is the first openly gay, Black member of Congress. He also serves as Freshman Representative to Leadership, the youngest member of the Democratic House leadership team, Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. A product of East Ramapo public schools, Mondaire was raised in Section 8 housing and on food stamps in the Village of Spring Valley by a single mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for their family. He later graduated from Stanford University, worked at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and graduated from Harvard Law School. He is a co-founder of the nonprofit Rising Leaders, Inc. and has previously served on the NAACP’s National Board of Directors and on the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Most recently, Mondaire worked as a litigator in the Westchester County Law Department. Mondaire was born and raised in Rockland and resides in Westchester. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

The Press Assistant will serve as an integral part of the communications team. They will:

  • Manage clips and daily media monitoring

  • Draft press releases, advisories, remarks, newsletters, and other communications materials

  • Edit and caption videos 

  • Maintain press lists and Member’s website

  • Field press requests and assist with press events

  • Provide staff support to the communications department

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • Strong commitment to Mondaire’s mission and values 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Exceptional organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail

  • Ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines

  • Strong computer skills — ability to learn and adopt new technologies and systems

  • Ability to be discreet with sensitive information

 APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please begin by filling out this form. From there, the process is as follows:

  • Zoom Interview with the Chief of Staff and Communications Director (30 minutes) 

  • Zoom Interview with staff panel (30 minutes)

  • Timed Written Exercise (1-2 hours)

  • Final Zoom Interview with Mondaire (30 minutes) 

Please note that you will have time to ask questions during each of the interview stages — we want to ensure that you have a chance to learn more about this role throughout the process!

 LOCATION AND COMPENSATION:

The position will be based in our Washington, DC office, with ample travel opportunities to New York. We are flexible with remote work on non-session days. 

Salary is $55,000. Benefits include health insurance coverage and up to $833 per month in student loan repayment. 

INCLUSION STATEMENT:

Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. 

We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process, including using our online system to apply for a position.


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