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Altman for Congress: Communications Director

Job Post

Job Post

Marketing & Communications
New Jersey, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Altman for Congress: Communications Director

Location

NJ

Salary

$5,500.00 - $7,000.00 / Monthly

Company

Altman for Congress

Department

Communications

Employer Type

Campaign

Application Link

Contact

rob@suealtman.com

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your resume to rob@suealtman.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of April 30th.

Application Link

rob@suealtman.com

Job Description

The Sue Altman for Congress campaign is looking for a highly skilled and passionate Communications Director to join our team in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. **This is one of the top Red-to-Blue races in the country and will help determine the House majority. **

**_QUALIFICATIONS:_**
- 2-3 years of communications experience, preferably on campaigns, required.
- Experience talking directly with reporters and serving in an on-the-record capacity.
- Experience crafting and pitching stories directly to reporters.
- Experience managing social media accounts and generating engaging content.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to exercise discretion and sound political judgment.
- Excellent time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to demonstrate cultural competency and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as cross-cultural skills.
- Proven interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to build relationships with staff at all levels.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
- Willingness to relocate to the district.
- Reliable transportation, cell phone, and computer.

**_RESPONSIBILITIES:_**
- Serve as the on-the-record spokesperson for the campaign.
- Field and respond to all press inquiries for the campaign.
- Develop and execute all aspects of a comprehensive, long-term communications plan, utilizing print, digital, radio, TV, events, and social media to generate earned media coverage and proactive rapid response.
- Build a consistent messaging calendar, including relevant events across the district.
- Write and edit all press releases, statements, media advisories, talking points, and op-eds for the campaign.
- Plan and implement local, state, and national press strategies that reflect the campaign’s priorities, including pitching stories.
- Manage all campaign social media accounts.
- Advise the candidate and campaign on communications and messaging strategy to convey the campaign’s priorities.
- Prepare and staff the candidate for all interviews, press conferences, and events.
- Maintain strong relationships with local, state, and national press.
- Travel with the candidate to press events as needed.