Senior Democrat seeks a communications director experienced in all aspects of public relations and social media, who is also organized, energetic and creative to be based in D.C. congressional office to handle all communications strategy and media operations for an unusually busy office, whose Member often has opportunities to appear on TV and radio media. This is a very fast-paced office where the communications director overseas all day-to-day press operations including writing press releases, managing the social media portfolio, pitching stories, responding to reporters’ inquiries, producing newsletters, overseeing website content, developing, building relationships with local and national media and organizing press conferences and media events. Excellent research, writing and social media skills are essential.
Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively while meeting deadlines. A successful candidate will develop and implement a strategic communications plan, think outside the box and possess the political savvy needed to anticipate big news stories and to proactively promote the Member’s message. At least three years of prior media and/or Hill experience and demonstrated experience with both mainstream and new media outlets is preferred. This is NOT an entry level communications position. Candidate must be a DC resident or be willing to become a resident of the District of Columbia. Salary based on skill and experience level.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov.