The office of Rep. Terri Sewell seeks an experienced Communications Director. The successful candidate will have the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects, and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s position on policy issues. S/he will possess strong writing and communications skills and will be responsible for coordinating with the legislative team to develop, manage and organize all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, remarks, newsletters, and talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website, implementing a social media strategy, and maintaining a press database. Duties will also include preparing the Member for interviews, writing floor speeches for the Member, managing junior and district press staff, interacting with the press as the Member’s principal spokesperson, and coordinating the Member’s overall press relations.
This is not an entry-level position. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience and a depth of legislative and policy knowledge as well as strong writing skills. Candidates must be proactive and able to work extended hours in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and demanding environment, while maintaining a positive attitude and valuing constituent outreach and collaboration with district staff. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to AL07.Resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Communications Director.”