Press Assistant

Press Assistant

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented press assistant for a fast-paced office. Responsibilities include working with the Communications Director to implement a communications strategy across a broad portfolio, working closely with legislative staff to effectively communicate the Member’s priorities, handling daily media inquiries, maintaining relationships with national reporters, local reporters in CA-43, writing talking points and press releases, pitching op-eds, assisting with social media content and website management, planning and pitching press events in DC and Los Angeles, overseeing daily clips, and keeping press lists up-to-date. Hill press experience is preferred but not required. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional writing and oral communication skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize under pressure, and enjoy working on a team. Please send cover letter, resume, three references and two writing samples as one attachment to Twaun.Samuel@mail.house.gov.