Press Assistant

Press Assistant

Rep. Val Demings seeks a full-time Press Assistant in Washington, D.C.

Qualified candidates should be able to hit the ground running to help manage communications in a fast-paced congressional office. Responsibilities include responding to media inquiries; building relationships with national, state and local reporters; pitching stories and interviews; writing press releases, statements, and media advisories; assisting with social media content, including graphics and videos; and drafting speeches, talking points, and op-eds. The Press Assistant will also be responsible for managing press interns.

This is not an entry-level position. Candidates should have at least two years of relevant communications experience and must have an understanding of print, broadcast, and online media, strong written and verbal communication skills, a self-starting personality, and an eagerness to put forward ideas in a collaborative office environment. Qualified candidates should also have a strong understanding of the legislative process and congressional issues. Hill experience preferred but not required. Florida ties preferred.

The office is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to fljobopening2@mail.house.gov.