Wednesday, June 15, 2011

GOP Job Bank--June 14th, 2011

Courtesy of Secretary John R. Carter


Rep. Frank Wolf is seeking applicants for the position of Legislative Director. His current LD is retiring after 30 years on his staff. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience as a senior staffer on Capitol Hill and a thorough knowledge of the legislative process. Strong writing and editing skills are a must, as is ability to write under deadline. Background in journalism would be a plus. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples and salary expectations to: Dan Scandling, Chief of Staff, Congressman Frank Wolf, 241 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515. Candidates who do not provide all of these materials will not be considered.


Communications Director – Dynamic, pro-active freshman Republican seeks an experienced Communications Director to develop and oversee all aspects of an integrated press and new media strategy, in order to drive the Congressman’s legislative agenda and in-district messaging. A successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communications skills, political acumen and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with an emphasis on delivering earned media in the district.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting/distributing press releases; writing/overseeing a weekly op-ed; letters to the editor as needed; implementing an aggressive 499 plan; regularly updating and improving the website; preparing talking points and speeches; and establishing and maintaining strong relations with a wide variety of local media in a largely rural district. New and social media skills are a must, including knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, video, audio and/or photography and editing in those mediums.

Candidates must have at least 2 years of press experience on Capitol Hill. Being a team player, energetic, pro-active, and having a can-do attitude is essential. Political experience and familiarity with western issues is a plus. Please send cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to No calls, faxes, or drop-ins please. Will stop receiving resumes after June 24.

Staff Assistant: Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) is looking for a Staff Assistant for the Washington, DC office. Successful applicants will have a conservative philosophy, be able to handle multiple projects at one time and have a proactive attitude. The Staff Assistant will be responsible for the DC tour program, managing incoming phone traffic and visitors, and working with the Legislative Correspondent on the constituent mail program, among other duties. NJ ties are preferred, but not required. Please send your resume to copied into the body of the email in addition to attaching a copy by June 15th.

Internship: The office of Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is seeking part-time interns for the 2011 fall term (September-December) in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include answering phones, organizing, distributing, and inputting mail, providing tours of the Capitol, and assisting legislative staff in research and writing projects. Strong writing skills and Illinois ties are preferred but not necessary. Please email cover letter and resume to with “Internship” in the subject line. This is an unpaid internship.


Communications Director.The House Armed Services Committee seeks a Communications Director. Responsibilities include developing and implementing comprehensive strategic communications plan for the committee and its subcommittees; working with Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), committee member offices, committee staff, Republican leadership, and outside organizations to highlight key national security and defense issues; and serving as the primary on-the-record spokesperson for the committee. Candidate should have experience managing a robust communications office, a working knowledge of national security policy and programs, an ability to multitask, significant on-the-record experience and strong writing skills. Ideal candidate has 5 years communications experience on the Hill or in the defense community. Candidate must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to No phone calls or drop bys.

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