Communications Director

Communications Director

Representative Jason Crow (CO-06) seeks a Communications Director to manage all strategic communication activities, including national and local media outreach and long-term strategy. Qualified candidates will have a strong understanding of the media landscape, ability to think creatively about press opportunities, experience managing a team and maintaining strategic relationships, and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, proactive office. This senior staff position supervises the office’s communication staff and reports to the Chief of Staff and Congressman. Candidates should submit a resume, 2-3 writing samples, and cover letter with the subject line “Communications Director_ LAST NAME” to resumes.co06@gmail.com [resumes.co06@gmail.com] by Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins.   JOB FUNCTIONS ·       Acts as the formal spokesperson and media liaison for the Member; ·       Develops and implements media, communications, and public relations strategy for the Member; ·       Drafts press releases, op-eds, talking points, press advisories and any other written material; ·       Reviews public schedule and any other public facing written material; ·       Remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Member may be questioned; ·       Evaluates current events and media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Member; ·       Coordinates scheduling of press, interviews, radio and television time with Scheduler; ·       Writes speeches for the Member; ·       Maintains a good working relationship with the Member, staff, and constituents; ·       Works well under pressure and handles stress; ·       Accepts performance-based criticism and direction; ·       Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and  ·       Performs other duties as assigned.     Qualifications: * Enthusiasm about Congressman Crow’s work and priorities; * Thorough knowledge of communications strategy and work, including pitching stories and franked communications; * 3+ years prior comms experience; * Previous management experience preferred; * Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; * Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and professional manner;  * Strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills are a must; * Ability to self-motivate, problem-solve and think creatively; * Colorado ties are a plus   THIS OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.