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Press Secretary – Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX)

Senior Texas GOP Member looking to hire a Press Secretary to manage and coordinate all communications activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

at least 2 years of congressional communications experience;
strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
strong oral communication skills;
understanding of print and broadcast media;
social media proficiency and ability to maintain websites;
relationships with Capitol Hill press;
thorough knowledge of legislative process;
ability to coordinate and collaborate with Energy and Commerce committee communications staff;
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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and understanding of Texas politics;
Relationships with Texas press;
Experience and ability with digital design (i.e.: graphics for Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

DUTIES:

acts as spokesperson and media liaison for the Member;
develops and implements media and communications strategy for the Member;
helps prepare/brief and staffs the Member at media interviews;
remains abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Member may be questioned;
provides ideas and advice on the effect in the media of the Member’s actions and legislative activities;
performs other duties as assigned.

To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and two brief writing samples to Ryan.Thompson@mail.house.gov.

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