Press Secretary

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

The Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth seeks an innovative, hardworking, creative and detail-oriented Press Secretary focused on Illinois. This position assists the Illinois Communications Director in planning and executing in-state events, serves as an on-the-record spokesperson for Illinois-based media, helps localize national issues for local audiences and drafts state-focused digital content. Our ideal candidate will thrive under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment, be a self-starting team player with very strong writing skills and have a strong sense of humor.

This position will also work closely with DC-based communications team members as well as the Illinois Communications Director to ensure flawless execution of press plans and in-state events while helping capture digital content and ensure the Senator’s voice is heard across the state through remote and in-person interviews.

Candidates based in either Chicago or Springfield, Illinois, are preferred but candidates based in Washington, DC, with strong Illinois ties will also be considered. The annual salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000. The Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth is an equal opportunity employer. Please contact us for any accommodations needed in the application process.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter, a single tweet explaining why they should be selected for the role and two writing samples via our online application found here: IL Press Secretary Application