Communications Director

Communications Director

U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (CA-35) seeks an experienced Communications Director to lead an active, bilingual press operation for her Washington, DC office.  Candidate must have experience pitching and placing stories in traditional and digital media and booking the Member on national TV.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining relationships with California, national, and international reporters; developing and implementing weekly and long-term strategic communications plans; briefing and preparing the Member for interviews; writing press releases, talking points, and speeches; developing social media content; helping the Chief of Staff implement the Franked communications plan; and assisting on other issues as needed. The ideal candidate will thrive have strong oral and written communications skills, thrive in a fast paced environment, and be a creative and strategic thinker. This is not an entry level position and candidates must have previous press-related experience either on or off Capitol Hill.  Fluency in Spanish is a big plus.  Salary commensurate with experience.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, genetic information, national origin, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.  Interested candidates should send an email to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov with “Comms Director” in the subject line and include a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples.