Press Secretary

Press Secretary

Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) is hiring a Press Secretary for his Congressional Office in Washington, DC. The Press Secretary will serve as the point of contact for reporters based in the Congressman’s district on the North Shore of Massachusetts and in Washington, DC. This person will work under the direction of the Congressman’s Communications Director and cover issues related to the Congressman’s domestic and foreign policy work which is heavily focused on transportation, the 6th Congressional District’s economy and modernizing government. * Desired Skills You’ve served as the on-the-record spokesperson for an elected official, brand, personality or executive. * You’re an excellent writer who is as comfortable writing a press release on a deadline as you are outlining and riffing with our team on an op-ed that takes a provocative stance. * You’re familiar with the latest trends and tools for digital communications. * You have some experience conceptualizing and landing pitches to reporters and bookers. * You’ve juggled multiple inquiries from local and national reporters on a daily basis. * You’ve regularly briefed your team on breaking news. * You believe in the importance of public service. Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a few years of experience working as a political press secretary, as a journalist, as a publicist or at a nonprofit or PR firm. We are looking for someone who can build relationships with reporters, handle multiple inquiries from local and national press each day, and support our team with deliverables like bill one-pagers. You don’t have to be an expert on how Congress works, but at a minimum you are interested in becoming one while honing your skills under the direction of an experienced Communications Director. You might not have all the desired skills for this job, but you should have experience writing press releases, interacting with journalists on the record, and actively landing stories in the news. Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar public service jobs. This role will be remote until the pandemic ends. Once it does, this person will work out of our Capitol Hill office in Washington. * To apply: send your resume, cover letter and the three things you’ve created professionally that best represent your work to ma06.resumes@mail.house.gov. In future rounds of this interview process, we will likely ask you to respond to a writing prompt for us.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.