Digital / Press Assistant

Digital / Press Assistant

The office of Congressman Dan Kildee is seeking an organized and creative communications professional to join the Washington, D.C. team. The digital/press assistant will assist the press secretary in all aspects of the office’s robust communications operation for a Member of Democratic leadership.

Qualified candidates will have one to two years of political, campaign or advocacy communications experience. Successful candidates will be collaborative team players who enjoy taking initiative, solving problems and thinking creatively. Michigan ties are a plus.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain the Member’s social media accounts

  • Develop, plan, and post social media content

  • Create graphics, film and edit photos and videos, including clipping, captioning and adding branding

  • Compile daily press clips

  • Stay informed about relevant legislative issues and current events in the district

  • Manage Member’s website

  • Maintain press lists, robust photo archive and analytics trackers

  • Assist with logistics for town halls, press conferences, etc. 

  • Write e-newsletters, press releases and media advisories 

  • Support franked mail and digital communications campaigns

  • Work flexible schedule, including long hours, nights and weekends as necessary, and perform other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

  • Experience using Adobe Suite, Canva, Wavve and Kapwing or equivalent digital products to create graphics, videos, and other digital content

  • Understanding of print, broadcast, and digital media

  • Experience developing social media content and managing platforms for clients or cause

  • Proficiency in constituent management platforms, such as IQ, preferred

  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks at once

  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others

  • Command of AP style

  • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail

  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple deadlines and accept performance-based criticism and direction

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, one writing sample, one sample social post and one digital/creative sample to Michigan05jobs@gmail.com with the subject line “Digital/Press Assistant.” Digital portfolios or websites also accepted for creative samples.

Congressman Kildee’s office is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, or any other status protected by law.