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May 6

Communications Director (U.S. House)

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The Office of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) seeks an

experienced, creative and highly motivated Communications Director to

lead media and outreach efforts in her Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA



An ideal candidate will:

  • Work collaboratively with the Congresswoman and her senior leadership team;

  • Possess strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines;

  • Understand the digital media landscape and current digital trends, with experience overseeing a digital/social media program;

  • Think strategically and creatively;

  • Have a strong record of advocating for progressive values;

  • Be willing to work weekends and irregular hours.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Congresswoman;

  • Develop strong relationships with local and national reporters, editors, producers, bookers, and social media influencers;

  • Proactively engage in media outreach, including pitching and fielding press inquiries;

  • Manage the development of press releases, speeches and op-eds;

  • Oversee a robust and aggressive online communications program;

  • Supervise a Press Secretary and Digital Specialist;

  • Prepare and staff the Congresswoman for district press events and media interviews; and

  • Work collaboratively with the District Office to ensure a strong local/state media presence.

This is a very senior level position, and a minimum of two years of communications experience as a press secretary or communications director is required. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, new Americans, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. State and/or district ties are a plus. Qualified candidates should include in their application: resume, cover letter,

three writing samples (including one speech) and three references.


Please send applications to with “Communications Director” in the subject line by COB Friday, May 10th. No calls or drop-ins please.

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