Senior Midwestern Democratic Member seeks an experienced and results-driven Communications Director. Potential candidates must have strong communications, social media messaging, and writing skills. Hill experience required (three to five years preferred) and strong Illinois ties a plus.
Advising the Member on press strategy;
Promoting the legislative agenda in local and national media;
Cultivating and maintaining relationships with both national and local reporters;
Drafting and editing press releases in a timely manner and capable of proofreading his or her content;
Developing and maintaining a strong digital and social media presence;
Creating and executing an organic social media calendar;
Pitching and writing op-eds, talking points, floor statements, newsletters, mailers, and speeches; and
Working collaboratively with legislative and district staff.
Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples as individual files in PDF format to Illinois.Resume@mail.house.gov.