COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – Washington, DC based. Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01), member of the House Committees on Natural Resources and Oversight and Accountability, is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Communications Director to manage the office's press and communications operations.
Candidates must possess strong writing skills, creativity, the ability to operate in a fast-paced office under strict deadlines and be able to work collaboratively with both DC and New Mexico-based staff. The Communications Director is considered a member of the Congresswoman’s Senior Staff.
Ideal candidates should have previous Capitol Hill experience, extensive national media contacts, a background working with both print and electronic media, and experience working with radio / TV bookers. Candidates should also have experience managing multiple social media accounts and familiarity with digital media, graphic design and the skills necessary to convey a political message to an audience through multiple forms of media, in addition to experience designing a franked communications strategy.
Responsibilities include coordinating day-to-day press operations and outreach, developing strategic communications strategies, serving as spokesperson, handling interview requests, proactively pitching national / local media, and drafting press releases, social content, talking points, quarterly newsletters, op-eds and speeches. The Communications Director also manages two Press Assistants, one in DC and one in Albuquerque, in addition to the Legislative Correspondent. Hill experience strongly preferred. Ties to New Mexico and bilingual language abilities in Spanish are a huge plus. This is NOT an entry level position.
The salary range is $85,000-$95,000 in consideration of the candidates’ skills and experience.
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Communications Director” in the subject line. Job opening closes COB on Monday. May 22 COB.