Deputy Press Secretary or Press Secretary

Deputy Press Secretary or Press Secretary

The Democratic staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs seeks a Deputy Press Secretary or Press Secretary to work closely with the Communications Director, Digital Director, and Press Aide to implement the Committee Communications Strategy.

They will assist in the drafting of press materials, monitor media and issues relevant to the Committee, and help in handling press inquiries and managing media relationships. They will be instrumental in the successful implementation of day-to-day press operations. On occasion, and in consultation with the Communications Director or Senior Staff, they may serve as the on-the-record spokesperson.

In an effort to build a diverse and more inclusive work environment, the committee strongly encourages veterans, minorities, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply.

Title and salary negotiable depending on experience. Salary range is $60,000 - $75,000.

All candidates are required to complete an online application to be considered. There you can upload your resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the development of talking points, remarks, statements, press releases, advisories, and caucus messaging guides

  • Assist with the coordination, preparation, and execution of media interviews, speaking engagements, and press conferences

  • Monitor and track media appearances, manage media relationships, and work with policy subject matter experts to identify opportunities for media engagement

  • Assist with rapid response efforts

  • Coordinate with Committee Member offices on any press related needs

  • Staff Chairman at press events

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Willing to execute day-to-day tasks and work successfully within a team

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and adapt quickly and easily for rapid response

Exceptionally Qualified Candidates will have:

  • 2+ years’ experience working in communications or related field

  • Demonstrated understanding of or familiarity with veterans’ issues

  • Capitol Hill experience

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