Communications Director

Communications Director

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) seeks a Communications Director to serve in her Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be proactive concerning press engagement, and possess superior written and oral communication skills (including editing, and proofreading capabilities). The ideal candidate will have prior political, legislative, and communications experience. Connecticut ties are a plus. Primary responsibilities: -Establishing and maintaining relationships with Connecticut, national, and D.C.-based media; -Coordinating all media efforts and communication-related events; -Drafting and distributing press releases and media advisories; -Creating, editing, and placing op-eds; -Overseeing content across all social media platforms; -Pitching stories to reporters and producers, including national and Connecticut media, responding to press inquiries, and serving as the point-of-contact for media; -Monitoring media narratives and identifying opportunities to promote the Congresswoman; -Updating the Congresswoman’s website and ensuring that it features timely content; -Coordinating and staffing the Congresswoman for interviews and events (including occasional night and weekend commitments); and -Managing the communications team, which includes a Digital Director and Press Assistant. To apply: Please send a current resume, cover letter with salary requirements, two writing samples (not to exceed one page each), and three references to ct05jobs@mail.house.gov [ct05jobs@mail.house.gov]. No calls, emails or walk-ins, please.