Digital Director / Press Assistant

Digital Director / Press Assistant

Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, and House Small Business Committee seeks a hard-working Digital Director/Press Assistant to serve in his Washington, D.C. office. Previous political communications and/or Capitol Hill experience is required. Ideal candidates will be team-oriented, self-motivated, empathetic, and collaborative. Successful applicants will write well and quickly in a fast-paced environment, understand how to take and edit photos and videos effectively, be creative with a keen sense of visual and graphic design, demonstrate particular attention-to-detail, and be capable of building and executing a plan. This staff position reports to the Communications Director and works closely with the entire senior staff team. This is not an entry level position.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Work closely with the legislative, outreach, casework, and grants teams to draft copy, edit, and manage the office’s social media accounts

  • Manage the office’s franked digital communications program

  • Create weekly social media plans and monthly social media reports

  • Create graphics for outgoing social media, newsletters, and mail that effectively communicates an idea or policy clearly and with visual appeal

  • Take and edit photos and videos of the Congressman in Washington D.C. and the district, coordinate with all staff to manage the photo and video library

  • Draft copy for widely read e-newsletters

  • Assist with press releases, media advisories, franked mailings, op-eds, and other responsibilities as assigned

  • Monitors social media, media reports, and has an eye for legislative matters and hot topics about which the Congressman may be asked or interested in

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • 1+ years of political/Capitol Hill communications experience

  • 2+ years of digital communications experience

  • Candidates with ties to New Jersey are strongly encouraged to apply

TO APPLY:  Email cover letter, resume, two writing samples, two graphic design samples, and 2-3 references to NJ03resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Digital Director/Press Assistant: [NAME].” Please no unsolicited drop-ins, phone calls, or emails to the office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2021, at 5PM EST

The 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 all identity groups are encouraged to apply.