Communications Director

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

Mid-Atlantic Member of the U.S. House of Representatives seeks a communications director to lead the communications operation for their Washington D.C. and district offices. This position will be based out of the Washington D.C. office. This position will also require periodic travel to the district as needed.

Ideal candidates should:

  • Have 3+ years of relevant communications experience, including communications experience on Capitol Hill.
  • Have excellent judgement in managing relationships with communications and/or media contacts, as well as experience interacting with reporters and members of various media outlets.
  • Have experience pitching local, regional and national media outlets on potential stories on behalf of an elected official.
  • Have the ability to fluently navigate a variety of social media, web based and digital content platforms, and to produce content for said platforms (or supervise the production of said content by others).
  • Have experience with preparing and staffing an elected official in an event and/or media capacity.
  • Have experience with organizing media events/appearances by an elected official, including press conferences.
  • Be able to work efficiently and effectively to produce written work and other media content.
  • Have excellent and demonstrable oral and written communication skills.
  • Have an ability to effectively train and supervise other staff within the communications arena.

The Communications Director will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Member and senior staff to develop a broad based communications strategy, then executing that strategy through the following avenues:
  • Local, regional and national media (tv, radio, etc.), social media, mass communications, as well as paid ads and digital communications.
  • Managing media/communication efforts for the Member’s Washington DC and district events.
  • Staffing and preparing the Member for media and communications engagements in Washington and, as needed, in the district, sometimes outside of normal business hours.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with local, regional and national media contacts, as well as pitching stories to members of the media.
  • Elevating and maintaining the Member’s presence in various national, regional and local digital, print and television based media
  • Drafting media advisories, press releases, statements, op-eds, social media and other digital content, mass emails, as well as other content as needed.

Salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The office is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate on the basis on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, military status, sex, gender, or LGBTQIA+ identification.

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, two relevant writing samples, at least two relevant digital content samples (if available) and at least three references (with job title, email, phone number and your relationship to said reference) to Please put “Communications Director” in the subject line.