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Communications Director – Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN)

TITLE: Communications Director
REPORTS TO: Member and Chief of Staff/Administrative Assistant
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

* to manage and coordinate all communications activities, including media contacts, for the Member and the office.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* previous Capitol Hill and organizing/campaign experience, extensive national media contacts, and background working with both print and electronic media;
* strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
* strong oral communication skills;
* understanding of print and broadcast media;
* thorough knowledge of legislative process;
* knowledge of current issues and events in which the Member is involved;
* ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s positions on policy issues;
* availability to work long hours;
* ability to work well under pressure; and
* ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others.

DUTIES:

* acts as the formal spokesperson and media liaison for the Member;
* planning and executing media strategy, pitching stories, booking interviews, running social media channels, designing graphics, editing We the Podcast, conceiving videos, and writing press releases, op-eds, and talking points for the Member;
* remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Member may be questioned;
* evaluates current events and media reports in the district and the nation for their impact on the Member;
* provides ideas and advice on the effect in the media of the Member’s actions and legislative activities;
* writes speeches for the Member; and
* performs other duties as assigned.

No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Position.MN05@mail.house.gov with “Communications Director Application ” in the Subject Line.

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