As the Washington Post first reported, the campaign hired Danny Diaz as a senior adviser, with a specific focus on rapid response. Diaz, co-founder of the public affairs firm FP1 Strategies, is a former communications director of the Republican National Committee and served as deputy communications director for Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign.
Diaz was a deputy press secretary at the National Republican Congressional Committee in the 2002 cycle and was Southwest regional press secretary on President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign. (Roll Call’s “Shop Talk”)
Romney for President today announced that Randy Bumps will serve as Director of Operations for the vice presidential candidate and Kevin Sheridan will serve as Communications Director for the vice presidential candidate.
Bumps previously served as Political Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Regional Political Director for the Republican National Committee and three terms in the Maine House of Representatives. Bumps is currently an Executive Vice President at the public affairs firm Direct Impact.
Sheridan is a former RNC spokesman and director of regional media where he served throughout the 2004 re-election campaign of President Bush. He is currently on leave as senior vice president at the public relations firm Edelman. (PF tipster)
Buzzfeed’s Michael Hastings profiles him now, as he returns to the Obama campaign as public spokesman, detailing some of his turbulent time in the White House, what really happened with Facebook, how the speaking gigs have been going and what he’ll do now. It’s worth a read. Full article here. (Buzzfeed)
Moderate Southern Democratic Senator seeks experienced Hill communications staffer with excellent writing and editing skills, new media proficiency, honed media relations skills, event management experience and strategic planning capacity.
He/she will write speeches, press releases and advisories, talking points, briefing memos, newsletters, video scripts and Web content. Candidate must be able to operate in fast-paced environment, travel in-state w/ Senator, arrange interviews and prepare statements and re-acts on short notice. This communications staffer will arrange logistical details for press conferences and media events. He/she will stay current on state and legislative issues relevant to Senator and build strong relationships with press.
He/she will report to the Communications Director and assist in developing and implementing communication strategy for the senator and the office’s legislative goals. Candidates must be able to write quickly and accurately, and have a proficiency in or desire to master varied media tools, including a broadcast-quality video camera. Prior Hill or campaign press experience desirable.
TO APPLY: Please submit resume and writing samples (leg. policy press release, interview briefing memo and longer form speech/remarks) to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number 221782 in the subject line. Please note that the office will not accept any phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins with respect to this announcement. This office is an equal opportunity employer. (Senate Employment Bulletin)
Fallon was most recently the communications director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and previously served as press secretary for former U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.
"Laena brings to the Forum strong communication expertise, national media experience and a sophisticated understanding of Capitol Hill," said Forum President and CEO Rob Nichols, in a press release. "She will be an extraordinary asset for our members as we go about communicating the important role the financial sector plays in economic growth and job creation."
Michalson has been with Rep. Lamborn since March 2008, serving as Press Secretary and Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant.
Michalson is a 2007 graduate of Grove City College in Grove City, PA, where she earned a degree in History and holds Secondary Education Social Studies certification. (PF tipster)
SKDKnickerbocker, a leading Democratic strategic communications firm, is seeking interns to join its team in Washington, D.C. for the fall semester. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in Democratic politics, media, advertising, social media, or other related fields. Ideal candidates will have full-time availability, strong writing and research skills, an understanding of the media, and the ability to handle multiple projects at once. This employer is an equal opportunity employer with a strong dedication to diversity. Internships are paid positions
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send their resume, August-December availability and writing sample to email@example.com. (PF tipster)