Archive for July 11th, 2012
Southern conservative House member seeks a Press Secretary to independently handle a wide range of press and media activities. This individual must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, an acute attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. This individual must be confident and well spoken, and should possess strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in a team environment. Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate an assertive and organized approach when pitching, preparing, and performing media projects.
Responsibilities will include drafting public statements, speeches, and articles on legislation, public policy, and current events; pitching news stories to local, state, and national media organizations, managing the member’s web site and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr); publishing media advisories in advance of district travel; producing weekly video messages; drafting, editing, and publishing a weekly column; editing constituent mail; and building and maintaining relationships with state and local media outlets. Qualified applicants will have a willingness and capacity to stay current on relevant policy issues. This position is based in the Washington, D.C., office, but some in-state travel may be required.
The House Democratic Caucus offers full-time Internships year-round, based on immediate openings. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated and have strong academic records, as well as an interest in public policy. Interns will perform a variety of duties that are essential to the Caucus. These range from administrative duties such as answering phones and data entry, to assisting the staff in a variety of functions, including performing research, attending briefings, and preparing the Caucus’ many events. Interns will also interact with Members of Congress regularly, and are expected to uphold the Caucus’ high standards of conduct. Candidates must be flexible and capable of working in an unpredictable, fast-paced environment.
Eligibility: The House Democratic Caucus seeks full-time interns, only. All current undergraduates and recent graduates who are available for a full-time position are encouraged to apply.