Press Secretary

Press Secretary

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) seeks an experienced and committed Press Secretary for her D.C. Office. 

The Press Secretary manages and coordinates Washington, D.C. activities, including media contacts for the Member and the D.C. office in consultation with the Communications Director.

The Press Secretary reports directly to the Communications Director, and acts under the guidance of the of the Communications Director in consultation with the Chief of Staff.

Duties will also include managing social media platform for the office, assisting in briefing the Member for interviews, and writing floor speeches for the Member and collaboration with other office staff.

Additional responsibilities for the position include:

  • Remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Member may be questioned;

  • Together with the Communications Director, evaluates current events and media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Member;

  • Maintains a good working relationship with the Member, staff, media, and constituents;

  • Assist with building a robust digital communications apparatus, including social media, multimedia work and a brand strategy;

  • Provide support of communications operations as needed for the member and staff

Applicant Qualities:

  • Candidates must be proactive, have strong attention to detail, and the ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment;

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a closely related field preferred, but not required, including strong academic credentials; and at least two years of congressional experience.  Alternatively, a minimum two of years of related experience or training is required;

  • The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply

This position will often involve evening and weekend work, so a strong candidate will be able to work a flexible schedule with comp time provided. Michigan ties are highly desirable, but not required. 

Starting salary for this position is $58,000.00, with some flexibility based on experience.  

Our office is an equal opportunity employer and women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY, e-mail a cover letter and detailed resume to Rashida.jobs@mail.house.gov with “Press Secretary” in the subject line along with a digital portfolio, writing sample, and at least two references.