Responsibilities include planning and implementing communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative and district staff to effectively communicate the Member’s message, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national, Chicago, and local reporters, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, overseeing paid constituent outreach (franking) budget, managing website, producing videos and social media content, and planning and promoting press events in DC and the district.
Ideal applicants will have previous communications and/or Capitol Hill experience, strong writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and be team players with a good sense of humor. Women, veterans and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Spanish fluency is a plus.
Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample as one attachment to ILCongressional.Jobs@mail.house.gov