Communications Director

Communications Director

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) seeks an experienced, creative and highly motivated Communications Director to lead media and outreach efforts based in his Washington, D.C. office (teleworking for now).


An ideal candidate will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Congressman and staff as part of his senior leadership team;
  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines;
  • Have experience overseeing or executing a digital/social media program;
  • Think strategically and creatively;
  • Have a strong record of advocating for progressive values;
  • Be willing to work irregular hours including some nights and weekends;
  • Have relationships with local and national reporters, editors, producers, bookers and social media influencers; and
  • Have sound judgement, a positive attitude and sense of humor.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for the Congressman;
  • Developing and executing a communications strategy in collaboration with the legislative, outreach, district and operations teams;
  • Proactively engaging in media outreach, including pitching local, state and national press, and fielding press inquiries;
  • Managing the development of press releases, speeches and op-eds;
  • Developing and seeking out content for the digital/social media program;
  • Preparing and staffing the Congressman for press events and media interviews; and
  • Working collaboratively with DC and district staff to ensure a strong local media presence.


This is a senior level position, and a minimum of three years of communications experience as a press secretary or communications director is required. Hill experience preferred. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Oregon ties are a plus.


Qualified candidates should include in their application: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (including one set of talking points) and three references.  Send to

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