Press Secretary - Washington, DC

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) seeks an experienced Press Secretary to serve in her Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be proactive concerning press engagement, and possess superior written and oral communication skills (including editing, and proofreading capabilities). Only candidates with prior political, legislative or communications experience will be considered. Connecticut ties are a plus.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with Connecticut, national, and D.C.-based media;

  • Coordinating all media efforts and communication-related events;

  • Drafting and distributing press releases and media advisories;

  • Creating, editing, and placing op-eds;

  • Overseeing content across all social media platforms;

  • Pitching stories to reporters and producers, including national and Connecticut media, responding to press inquiries, and serving as the point-of-contact for media;

  • Monitoring media narratives and identifying opportunities to promote the Congresswoman;

  • Updating the Congresswoman’s website and ensuring that it features timely content;

  • Coordinating and staffing the Congresswoman for interviews and events (including occasional night and weekend commitments); and

  • Managing the communications team, which includes a Digital Director.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested parties should e-mail a concise cover letter including salary requirements, a resume, and two short writing samples to CT05jobs@mail.house.gov with the following subject line: Full Name – Press Secretary. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Gold Star Fellow - Waterbury, CT

This position is limited to Gold Star Family members desiring to serve as a paid Congressional Aide for two-years in the U.S. House of Representatives Gold Star Family Program (aka Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program). Selected candidates will work directly for a Member of Congress as part of their office staff. Positions are located in Congressional District Offices around the country.

The Gold Star Family Program (aka Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program) was established to create employment opportunities for families of our fallen within the House of Representatives. These two-year positions provide Gold Star Families with experience and exposure to broaden career opportunities. Positions are available in congressional Member District Offices nationwide.

Duties will vary depending upon the specific requirements of each Member Office. Said duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • working as a constituent services representative helping local constituents resolve issues with federal agencies;
  • serving as a liaison to local Veterans Service Organizations (VSO);
  • attending local events and meetings on behalf of your Member of Congress; and
  • performing legislative work.

For application details: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/658120100.