Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is seeking a detail-oriented communications professional to join the staff of Oversight and Government Reform Committee as Deputy Press Secretary. The ideal candidate should be a strong writer, a proactive team player, experienced with local and regional media markets, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. This position reports directly to the Communications Director.
Assist with press releases, statements, talking points, and other key press documents.
Monitor press coverage and identify opportunities to disseminate our message to local and regional media markets.
Build and maintain relationships with key local and regional reporters.
Monitor the press inbox and phone line for media inquiries.
Manage press for multiple subcommittees.
Assist with creating digital products for social channels.
Compile and distribute local and national press clips.
Conduct extensive research.
Create and maintain press lists.
Maintain archives on multiple subject matters.
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Public Relations, or a closely related field preferred.
A minimum of two years of media relations and/or social media coordination experience.
Experience with local and regional media markets.
A strong ability to research and analyze information.
A strong ability to perform multiple tasks accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Previous Hill experience a plus.
Submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Deputy Press Secretary in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please, no drop-by applications or phone calls.