Archive for August 6th, 2012
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Congressman Mike Honda’s office seeks a progressive, full-time, unpaid press and social (multi)media intern in his Washington DC office for fall 2012. This is a unique opportunity for a passionate, creative and self-motivated person to join the team of one of Congress’s most prolific, progressive, and influential voices. The intern will serve as a critical member of the team helping brainstorm ideas, concepts, and projects. Your work will involve exposure to national, state, and local media, particularly advocating for the Congressman’s policy priorities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring and drafting outreach statements for the Congressman’s cutting edge social media outlets; conceptualizing, executing, and editing viral videos for the web; working on drafts of press releases and op-eds; conducting research; compiling press clips; brainstorming and creating Web 2.0 content; and assisting the Communications Director and the Online Communications Director with the daily operations of a heavily active progressive Member’s office.
Position Available: Chamber Support Services Staff
Vacancy Announcement Number: HSAA-12-003-01
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: August 10, 2012
Salary Level/Range: $40′s
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Chamber Support Services staff facilitate visitor access to the House Chamber. Duties include checking and storing items prior to House Gallery access; escorting visitors to and from the House Gallery; and maintaining decorum on the House Floor when the House is out of session. Chamber Support Services staff assist with emergency protocols and ensure that security violations are discovered, handled, and reported to the appropriate authority.
8:30 AM until 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Must be able to work an occasional split shift when the House is in session: 3:30 PM until 12:00 midnight.
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience; must be tactful and courteous in dealing with a wide variety of people; excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; able to use good judgment while independently solving problems; able to work well under pressure. Must be able to work long hours and evenings when needed. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and walk up and down stairs while escorting visitors.
Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. The Office of the Sergeant at Arms is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. This position has been determined to be NON-EXEMPT from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) seeks a Press Secretary to join busy communications office. Candidates must have strong writing skills, experience pitching stories, arranging events, demonstrated media relations and social media skills. Responsibilities include press releases, talking points, speech writing, op eds, floor statements. Need a team player with Hill and/or campaign experience.