Press Secretary

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) seeks a Press Secretary to serve in her Washington, D.C. office. Candidates must be proactive, possess superior written and oral communication skills, and be able to execute a robust communications strategy for a Battleground Member.

This is not an entry-level position. Only candidates with prior political or legislative communications experience will be considered. Connecticut ties are a plus.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with Connecticut, national, and D.C.-based media;
  • Advancing press events and staffing the Member as needed, including occasional night and weekend commitments;
  • Drafting and distributing press releases, statements, and media advisories;
  • Creating, editing, and strategically placing op-eds;
  • Assisting with developing social media content creation, including rapid response;
  • Pitching to reporters and producers, responding to press inquiries, and serving as the main point-of-contact for media;
  • Updating the website as needed;
  • Working closely with Digital Communications staffer; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 

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 writing samples to CT05jobs@mail.house.gov with the following subject line: Full Name – Press Secretary. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.