Communications Director

Communications Director

Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) seeks a Communications Director to develop and manage all strategic communication activities. Candidates must have the ability to think creatively and be proactive about press opportunities, experience managing and maintaining strategic relationships, and excel in a fast-paced office. This senior staff position supervises the office’s digital communication staff and reports to the Chief of Staff and Member of Congress. Candidates should submit a resume, two writing samples, and a cover letter with the subject line to Castenjobs@gmail.com [Castenjobs@gmail.com] by Friday, January 8, 2021.   JOB FUNCTIONS ·         Acts as the spokesperson and media liaison for the Member; ·         Develops and implements media, communications, and public relations strategy for the Member across all platforms; ·         Builds and maintains relationships with local and national reporters ·         Drafts press releases, op-eds, talking points, newsletters, press advisories and any other written material; ·         Prepares and reviews public facing written material; ·         Collaborates with the legislative and district office staff to maximize communications and press opportunities; ·         Pitches stories, op-ed, etc., and fields media inquiries; ·         Coordinates scheduling of press, interviews, radio and television time with Scheduler; ·         Maintains and expand public engagement across digital platforms; ·         Accepts performance-based criticism and direction, and contributes to a culture of continual improvement; ·         Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and ·         Performs other duties as assigned.   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.