Revised: June 06, 2011 at 9:01 AM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
211406 PRESS ASSISTANT -
Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) seeks a Press Assistant for his Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: compiling the daily press clips; maintaining press lists; tracking and analyzing traditional and social media mentions to identify trends and maximize positive coverage; assisting press team with drafting and editing press releases, media advisories, blogs, op-eds, website content and other press materials; managing the official website and social media accounts; researching and expanding new media outreach; helping develop multimedia content; assisting press team with national and local press events; and occasionally communicating with local and national media outlets. The Press Assistant will be assigned other projects in addition to assisting the press team with daily operations. The ideal candidate should be a team player who is detail oriented, energetic, highly organized, highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks at once and capable of working with high-level principals and high expectations. He or she should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be proactive to identify press opportunities and complete assignments. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to PressAssistantDC@carper.senate.gov. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. EST on Friday, June 10, 2011
211405 PRESS SECRETARY -
Majority staff of a Senate Committee seeks experienced, energetic, media-savvy professional to manage committee press operations. Responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations, serving as a primary spokesperson for the member’s committee work, coordinating press conferences and message events, overseeing interview requests and briefings, writing press releases, op-eds, speeches and floor statements, and developing long-term strategies in coordination with the Chair’s Communications Director. Ideal candidate will have several years experience in a Senate communications job, talking on-the-record with reporters and working in a high-pressure environment. Strong writing and people skills, solid knowledge of the national political press and ample initiative a must. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples (one must be a speech or statement and a press release. The third can be your choice of a press release, blog or op-ed) to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ACCEPTED BY TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011.
211404 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Senator Jack Reed seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle economic, tax, and budget matters. This is not an entry-level position. Capitol Hill experience and an academic background in economics are required and Rhode Island ties are a plus. Qualified candidates will also have strong negotiation, analytical, writing, and organizational skills; the ability to initiate and undertake multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced office atmosphere; and sound political judgment. The Legislative Assistant will also be expected to handle related constituent matters. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the text of your email, please indicate your Capitol Hill experience, level of issue expertise, and whether you have any ties to Rhode Island. Applicants who do not include this information in their email will not be considered. No phone calls please. Deadline for applying is June 10th.
211403 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
Senator Carper is seeking a Professional Staff Member to cover cyber security and homeland security issues on his active Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee staff. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of and background in the cyber security and homeland security issues before the committee, be self-motivated, and possess excellent writing skills. Responsibilities would include developing and advancing legislation and staffing Senator Carper at hearings. Hill experience is preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211401 DIRECTOR OF SUBURBAN OUTREACH -
Democratic Senator seeks hardworking and dependable individual to serve as Senator’s liaison to government, community and constituent groups and leaders in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Responsibilities include identifying issues of concern in local communities and opportunities for federal assistance; attending civic meetings and community events on behalf of the Senator, often on evenings and weekends; and planning and advancing Senator’s scheduled events and activities in suburban Chicago region. The ideal candidate will possess 5-10 years of experience in government, community outreach or grassroots organizing, a solid understanding of suburban issues, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Self starters and problem solvers with the ability to work independently and productively within a team, manage multiple simultaneous tasks, meet tight deadlines, maintain an externally focused work schedule, and thrive in a fast-paced, small office environment are encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s degree required. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.
211400 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Senator Claire McCaskill is looking for a Legislative Correspondent to work on national security issues to include defense, homeland security, foreign affairs, intelligence and veterans. Primary duties are to sort, research and respond to constituent mail. LC will also assist Legislative Assistants responsible for these issues, including work associated with the Senator’s membership on the Armed Services Committee. LC may help prepare for hearings, attend briefings and meet with constituent groups. Applicants should be resourceful, organized and dependable. Strong writing skills are essential. Applicants with Missouri or Midwest roots and prior military service are encouraged to apply. Qualifications: at least a bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and proofreading skills, and computer literacy. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
211398 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Senator Scott Brown seeks an experienced Communications Director to oversee all press and outreach operations for an active state and national media operation. The successful candidate will have several years of media experience, including as an on-the-record spokesperson. Strong strategic planning, organizational and writing skills, along with a proactive nature and keen attention to detail required. National press contacts, track record of developing and implementing media strategies, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment necessary. Responsibilities include: develop and execute an effective communications strategy; write/edit speeches, op-eds, news releases, floor statements, quotes, and talking points; organize and coordinate media (print, TV, and radio); and oversee and manage communications staff. Good judgment and creativity a must. Hill experience strongly preferred. Massachusetts ties a plus. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
211396 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Republican Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Agriculture and other policy issues. Only applicants with experience in agriculture will be considered. The ideal candidate would possess strong writing and communication skills and be able to think creatively and innovatively on policy matters. Hill experience a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.
211395 COUNSEL -
Republican Senator seeks a Counsel to handle Judiciary and other policy issues as well as office ethics responsibilities. Only applicants with a law degree will be considered. The ideal candidate would possess strong writing and communication skills and be able to think creatively and innovatively on policy matters. Hill experience a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating “Counsel” in the subject line.
211394 DEPUTY SCHEDULER -
Democratic Senator is seeking a Deputy Scheduler. Duties include: assisting the Scheduler in all aspects of managing the Senator’s schedule; writing correspondence; reviewing and sorting invitations; calling with regrets; answering phones and following up on requests. Candidates should have strong computer and organizational skills, be good in dealing with the public and have the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211393 PRESS SECRETARY -
Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks a Press Secretary for busy press office. Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication skills, previous on-the-record experience and the ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. Candidates must also possess excellent writing and editing skills and a team mentality. Responsibilities include serving as on-the-record spokesperson, drafting news releases and op-eds, implementing press strategies, and helping the Communications Director manage day-to-day press operations. Prior Hill press experience is a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211391 RESEARCH ASSISTANT -
Midwestern Democratic Senator has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant. Candidates should be detail-oriented, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be familiar with the legislative process. Knowledge of agriculture, trade, and nutrition issues is desirable. Hill experience is a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211390 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
A Republican Senate office seeks experienced staff member to handle health issues. Position requires extensive policy experience in health care and a strong working knowledge of the legislative process. Duties include researching and developing legislation and working it through the legislative process, hearing preparation and organization, drafting letters, statements, and memos. Interested applicants must be strong communicators both in written and oral forms, independent self-starters and work well in a fast paced environment. Senate legislative and oversight experience preferred. Some travel is required. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a 300 word assessment of a key health care issue in the body of the email message to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211386 ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF/LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Moderate Senate office seeks an individual to serve as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff. This person would be responsible for the execution of the Chief of Staff’s daily appointments and travel. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to all incoming meeting requests, researching and booking travel arrangements and managing correspondence. In addition, this person would be responsible for maintaining organizational systems and other administrative tasks. Finally, there will be a legislative correspondent portfolio for this individual as well. This person must be flexible, detail-oriented, able to juggle multiple tasks, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and be familiar with working in a busy Senate office. At least one year of Senate experience preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211385 PRESS ASSISTANT -
Western Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, self-motivated Press Assistant for busy press shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily clips, drafting press releases and web content, pitching local media outlets, updating press lists and providing administrative support. Ideal candidate will be a team player with previous Hill or press office experience, excellent writing and organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Job requires early morning arrival. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
211384 PRESS SECRETARY -
A Progressive Northeast Democrat is seeking a Press Secretary. The position will be based in Washington, but duties will focus on media and issues in the state. The ideal candidate would be a proactive and creative individual with excellent writing skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Duties will include working with reporters, drafting news releases, organizing daily news clips, and planning and executing press events in the state. Hill or other government experience and new media skills preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. Resumes not submitted this way will not be considered.
211381 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
West Coast Democratic member of Senate leadership seeks Deputy Press Secretary for fast-paced communications office. Duties include drafting talking points and speeches; writing press releases and pitching stories to reporters; assisting with media events; tracking media coverage; assisting with new media efforts; and performing general press office support. Candidates must be able to work quickly, accurately, and creatively in an active environment, under tight deadlines. Candidates must also possess excellent writing, editing, and overall communication skills. Prior press experience desirable. This is not an entry-level position. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
211368 PRESS ASSISTANT -
Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, press assistant for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and a team player. The position requires excellent time-management and organizational skills as well as the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211364 DIRECTOR OF CONSTITUENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT -
New York City District Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a responsible, organized, dependable, patient, and professional manager to supervise the Constituent Services department, which handles requests for assistance from constituents across the state, and to handle his/her own portfolio of constituent cases. Applicants must have significant managerial experience, the ability to delegate and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities, and the ability to interact professionally and thoughtfully with dedicated staff with diverse skills and perspectives. Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; possess strong written, and oral communication skills; and be proficient working on the computer. Foreign language skills preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising department of constituent liaisons responding to requests from constituents, reporting to the Senator and senior staff on the volume and nature of constituent inquiries, serving as a liaison between constituents and the relevant federal agencies involved with the constituent's issue, which requires responding to constituent correspondence, inputting data into database and file log system, writing and sending inquiries regarding constituent inquiries to relevant federal agencies and following up with agencies until matter is resolved. Responsibilities also include monitoring casework for systematic problems which might be resolved by legislative action. Past or current residency in New York preferred. Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. NO PHONE CALLS - Please send cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and please put "Director of Constituent Services" in the subject line of the email.
211362 STAFF ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator seeks a personable, dependable and professional Staff Assistant for a very busy front office in Washington, DC. Duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, greeting visitors, arranging tours and distributing faxes. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, be fluent in Spanish, and be able to work in a team environment. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211358 PRESS ASSISTANT -
NE Democratic Senator seeks Press Assistant to assist fast-paced communications team. Successful applicant will track news stories across multiple platforms throughout the day's news cycle, compile and distribute daily clips to Senator and staff, assist communications team with day-to-day operations, special projects, field media requests, and perform related research. Will also work with communications and legislative teams to compile documents for both media and external distribution and maintain updated reporter contact lists. Previous Hill experience, a team attitude and a sense of humor are strongly preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer; minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send resume and cover letter to BlumenthalSenateJobs@gmail.com
211355 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Democratic Senator is looking for a Communications Director to manage national and in-state communications operations. The position is based in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. The ability to manage staff and integrate press operations with policy and political staff in a fast-moving work environment is imperative. This is a senior position. Applicants must have strong references who will attest to prior success as a communications director in legislative and governmental offices. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211351 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Western Republican Senator seeks a Systems Administrator to oversee computer systems in DC and State offices. Responsibilities include determining hardware, software and system requirements to meet the IT needs of the office, maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the network, desktop devices, and other office equipment, and providing blackberry support. Ability to troubleshoot (network, hardware, and software) and knowledge of website development is strongly recommended. Knowledge of Intranet Quorum and Enterprise is a plus. The ideal candidate should be well-organized, dependable and flexible, and able to balance multiple-tasks as well as maintain composure under pressure. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong aptitude for training staff on computer applications and have strong oral and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211350 COUNSEL -
Moderate Democrat is seeking an Attorney with 1-3 years of Hill experience preferably as a Legislative Assistant or more senior position. Responsibilities include providing strategic, technical and legal analysis of legislation and Senate procedure and preparing memoranda. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and writing skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211341 GRANTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS INTERN -
Northeast Democratic Senator seeks a summer intern to assist grants director. Responsibilities include researching federal and state grant programs, writing letters of support on behalf of organizations seeking federal and state grant funding, and other general office support as necessary. This internship will provide limited legislative policy exposure, but it will provide considerable insight into the workings of critical federal and state funding programs. Qualified candidates should be excellent writers, organized, self-motivated, professional, and able to work in a fast paced office. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
211335 JUDICIARY/LABOR/EDUCATION COUNSEL OR PROFESSIONAL STAFF -
Senior Member of the Senate seeks experienced counsel or professional staffer to develop and implement Senator’s domestic policy agenda including judiciary, labor, education and consumer issues. Responsibilities include developing, drafting and promoting legislation and other initiatives. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the field as well as law or other advanced degree. Congressional experience a strong plus. Excellent opportunities for professional growth. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
211322 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
Northwest Democratic Senator seeks a Deputy Press Secretary for an active press office. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, with a thirst for legislative details and an aptitude for putting them into English. In other words, if you would take offense at being called a “policy wonk” this isn’t the job for you. Day-to-day responsibilities will include responding to media requests, drafting press releases, op-eds, talking points and content for the website; but the successful candidate will also be able to recognize press opportunities and will work with the Press Secretary and Communications Director to best capitalize on them. While this will be an opportunity to develop and grow as a media professional, this is not an entry-level position. A minimum of 3 years experience in government, media and/or communications is required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, writing samples and a cover letter detailing their interest in the position to: RWPressOffice@gmail.com (All inquiries regarding this position should be submitted via email.) This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression
211313 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Moderate Democratic office is looking for a Legislative Assistant to cover banking, financial services, housing and trade issues. Ideal candidates should have related Hill or private sector experience. Applicants should be highly-motivated, independent, and possess good analytical and writing skills. Please send resume to email@example.com.
211311 CASEWORKER -
Moderate Democratic Senator is looking for a Caseworker. This person will serve as representative and act as a liaison with federal, state and local agencies in order to help constituents with their concerns. This person must be personable, helpful, and ready to assist any individual with his or her problem. Prior casework experience on the Hill is a must. West Virginia ties preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211308 PRESS INTERN -
Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, Press Intern for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a team player, who is self-motivated and has excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211302 SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE STAFF DIRECTOR -
Progressive Senator is looking for a seasoned staffer to lead a HELP Subcommittee staff. Prerequisites: policy experience in aging and/or primary health care, a working knowledge of the legislative process. Experience in management and knowledge of the Senate preferred. Minimum 5 years legislative, federal agency or advocacy experience required. Please paste a cover letter, resume and a 250 word assessment of a key issue in primary care or aging into the body of the email message window to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211295 BANKING/FINANCIAL SERVICES ADVISER -
Republican committee seeks aggressive and experienced staff member to handle banking/financial services, lending, and small business issues. Knowledge of financial sector and credit card industry a plus. Interested applicants must be strong writers, independent self-starters, and work well in a fast paced environment. Capitol Hill/legislative oversight experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211276 COMMITTEE BUDGET ANALYST -
Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking a Budget Analyst. Responsibilities include conducting oversight of regulatory agencies, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess MBA, CPA, or similar educational background. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
211276 COMMITTEE COUNSEL -
Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking attorneys with banking or housing law experience. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and at least 3 years of private practice or regulatory experience. No Capitol Hill experience required. Please email resume to: email@example.com
211268 PRESS SECRETARY -
Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, dynamic communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a strong track record of building relationships with print and broadcast media, experience in implementing new media strategies, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include working with reporters, editors and producers; drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds; and developing new media content. On-record experience required and Hill experience preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington, D.C. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Director. Responsibilities will include managing an active staff of Legislative Assistants and Legislative Correspondents, developing and implementing legislative strategy, mentoring staff, and reviewing legislative output for substance and style. Also responsible for small legislative portfolio. Previous experience as a Senate Legislative Director is strongly preferred. Senate legislative experience as a Senior LA, Senior Policy Advisor, Counsel or similar position is required. Strong writing, management and analytical skills are a must. Issue expertise in tax, budget, entitlements and energy is also a plus. Successful candidate will be an aggressive, politically savvy leader with an ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator in leadership from a Western state seeks highly motivated Press Assistant to work in the state office and assist aggressive DC-based press operation. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in press and possess exceptional writing skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Degree in journalism, political science, communications/PR is preferred, but not required. The candidate will be responsible for writing press releases, advancing press events, media tracking and other press related duties. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples with the words “Press Assistant Position” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH POLICY ADVISOR -
Senior Democrat, prominent in health care issues, seeks highly skilled health policy player for active personal office. Successful candidate must be able to generate ideas – large and small – and possess strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous Hill experience preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please email resume to: email@example.com.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator is seeking Legislative Assistant to work on economic issues – including budget, tax, small business and pensions – as well as technology issues. Understanding of economics, and ability to clearly communicate on economic issues is essential. Position would involve advising Senator on economic issues and assisting in development of economic development and deficit reduction initiatives. Position also involves working with businesses and sectors in the state; especially those that interact with federal agencies. Applicant should be creative, self-motivated and flexible. Must work well in fast paced office. Position requires strong writing and analytical abilities. Previous experience necessary – previous Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY/SPEECHWRITER -
Moderate Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will have strong speechwriting and writing skills, several years of Capitol Hill experience, knowledge of the Midwest and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in fast-paced office. Duties include writing speeches, press releases, talking points and advisories; overseeing weekly conference calls with state media; overseeing daily clips; some website maintenance; updating and maintaining press files; staffing press events; training and managing interns, and other related duties. Successful candidate will have the ability to conduct independent research, work well under pressure and have experience in media relations as well as have some on-the-record experience. This position reports to the Communications Director in Washington and works with press staff in the state. Please submit cover letter, resume and 4 writing samples. Email: email@example.com
A Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid nternships. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process, while developing a strong understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities, include but not limited to, answering phones, leading tours, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on a variety of issues. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Midwestern ties are preferred. Interested candidates please send a resume, cover letter and references to MidwestSen@gmail.com
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks communications professional to serve as Deputy Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build upon innovative new media strategies. Duties include supervision of the daily news clips; hands-on role in maintaining the Senator’s new media presence; developing website content; and drafting and editing news releases, talking points and op-eds. Experience working with web development, social networking tools, video production and mass e-mail communication is required. Duties also include planning and staffing the Senator for Washington and in-state media events, as well as regular in-state travel. This is not an entry-level position: at least two years of professional communications experience is required, and on-the-record or Hill experience is preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.