February 05, 2014

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

Us_senate_sealCommunications professionals: Do you know what to do with a Loose Cannon or a Natty Boh? Do Berger Cookies or Smith Island Cake remind you of home?

If you answered yes and you are an outstanding writer with strong media skills, we are looking for you.

A Progressive U.S. Senator from Maryland is seeking a state-based Press Secretary.

In addition to excellent writing skills under fast-changing deadlines, ideal candidates should be self-motivated and detail oriented. A minimum of two years working with or in media is required. Capitol Hill experience preferred but not essential. Working knowledge of Baltimore media will raise candidates to the top ranks of those considered.

Day-to-day responsibilities include drafting media releases/advisories and other press materials, maintaining press contact lists, event development and advance, creating social media content, managing web content and answering media inquiries. Strong candidates will be fast learners with the ability to grasp a variety of complex issues and translate them in easy to understand language. Maryland ties a strong plus. The position is based in Baltimore, works closely with field staff across the state, and reports to the Communications Director.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples to press@cardin.senate.gov.

Please do not post on additional sites or listservs.  (PF exclusive)

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