February 27, 2013

JOB OF THE WEEK: U.S. Senate, New Media Deputy Press Secretary (Democrat)

US-Senate-1886Seal-ScanU.S. Senate Democrat Committee Chairman seeks experienced New Media Deputy Press Secretary to develop and manage social media and online communications strategies. The New Media press secretary is responsible for increasing the Senator's digital presence while expanding a network of online supporters through the creative use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, the Senator's official website, targeted email campaigns and blogger outreach.

The ideal candidate for the position will offer several years of communications experience -- campaign, government or private sector -- that focuses on social media and online grassroots organizing. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate proven success in working in highly integrated environments that include communications, policy and political staff. Some traditional press secretary responsibilities round out the portfolio.

TO APPLY: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number 221971 in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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