Communications Director

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

The Committee on House Administration Democratic Staff is currently searching for a Communications Director. The Committee is responsible for oversight of the House officers and legislative branch agencies. These include the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution (including the National Zoo), Chief Administrative Officer, Clerk of the House, Sergeant at Arms, House Inspector General, United States Capitol Police, Government Publishing Office, Architect of the Capitol, Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, and the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights. The Committee also has jurisdiction over democracy reform, federal elections, and campaign finance laws.  

The Communications Director serves as the Ranking Member’s primary communications and media strategist. They work closely with the Staff Director and senior staff to develop and execute a coordinated plan to inform the media on issues that are important to the Ranking Member and oversee day-to-day press operations. The Communications Director also manages and oversees the office’s communication team (e.g., Deputy Communications Director, Press Secretary).

Essential Duties:

· Partners with the Ranking Member’s leadership team to develop and implement media and communications strategies

· Identifies national and local opportunities to promote the Ranking Member’s policies and priorities

· Monitors local, national, and digital media coverage to measure the overall effectiveness of the Ranking Member’s communications strategy and messaging

· Writes talking points, floor statements, newsletters, mailers, op-eds, press releases, media advisories, Congressional Record statements, and speeches to develop comprehensive communications for the Ranking Member

· Prepares the Ranking Member for media interviews, press conferences, public events, roundtables, and other speaking engagements

· Along with the Press Secretary, acts as the spokesperson (on the record, on background, and off the record) to serve as a formal representative for the Ranking Member

· Builds and sustains strong relationships with local and national reporters (including Capitol Hill reporters, local reporters, and issue-specific reporters at national outlets), editors, columnists, producers, bookers, and advocacy groups to maintain connections and coordinate events with the media

· Understands differing perspectives and opinions to navigate conflicts and develop solutions effectively

The salary range for the position is $100,000 - $130,000 along with a benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, and federal student loan repayment (terms apply). 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Applications are due by Friday, March 29. 

The Committee is committed to, and benefits from, a diverse staff, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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