Communications Director

Communications Director

Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) seeks an experienced Communications Director to lead a fast-paced and highly engaged press operation. Applicants must be creative, dynamic, proactive, and energetic. 

The Communications Director will serve as the spokesperson and primary communications advisor to the Member. They will be responsible for developing and executing an aggressive strategic communications plan, including social media, that encompasses local, national, and specialty media outlets.  The Communications Director will oversee day-to-day press operations, including coordinating and managing the press team; responding to media inquiries; booking the Member for interviews; pitching news opportunities to media outlets; planning press conferences and in-district events; managing the Member’s social media accounts and official website; editing/drafting speeches, talking points, floor statements, press releases, op-eds, and e-newsletters; and creating and distributing e-newsletters and franked mailings.

They are also responsible for working with the Member, Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and District Director to develop and coordinate core messaging. The Communications Director is responsible for maintaining the Congresswoman’s voice across all communications materials, with an emphasis on clarity, relatability, authenticity, and connecting the Congresswoman’s values and advocacy to a diverse constituent base. 

This is NOT an entry level position. Candidates must have previous press-related experience either on or off Capitol Hill. They must be highly organized, proficient in multi-tasking, have strong political judgment and instincts, and possess superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

·       Los Angeles Metro|Southern California ties are a plus.

·       Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

·       Experience with video editing and graphic design are a plus. 

·       Experience with national media contacts both print and digital, as well as with radio/TV bookers and producers is a plus. 

Additionally, the Communications Director must be willing to work extended hours and oftentimes under time constraints, while maintaining a positive attitude.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter including salary requirements, and two writing samples with the subject line “Communications Director” to CA44Resumes@mail.house.gov.

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.