Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA), a Member of the House Armed Services and Education and Labor Committees, seeks a proactive Communications Director to be based in her Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include responding to media inquiries; writing press releases, speeches, and interview preparation materials; pitching stories to Massachusetts and national media to advance the Congresswoman’s message; overseeing the office’s social media strategy and accounts, as well as an aggressive constituent email program; managing a DC-based Digital Press Assistant; and organizing press events in DC and Massachusetts. Qualified candidates possess strong writing skills, on-the-record experience, are self-motivated, have prior experience in political communications, and work well in a collaborative, fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines. This is not an entry-level position. Periodic travel to Massachusetts is expected.
The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Massachusetts or New England ties and familiarity with national, regional and local media outlets are positives. No calls or drop-ins, please.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references, and at least two writing samples to email@example.com.