Day-to-day responsibilities include assisting with daily news clips, drafting media releases/advisories, maintaining press contact lists, creating social media content, managing web content and answering media inquiries. The position requires outstanding oral communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to produce quality work under deadlines. The ideal candidate will be a fast learner with the ability to quickly grasp complex issues and condense them into easy to understand language. Previous Hill experience or financial services experience a plus.
TO APPLY: Please email a resume and two writing samples (no more than one page each) to SenateDeputyPressJob@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. (PF tipster)
Cunningham joined Shirley & Bannister Public Affairs (SBPA) as an Account Executive in 2010, where he coordinated media for the Susan B. Anthony List, Movieguide, and the Traditional Values Coalition, as well as book promotion for authors like Judge Andrew Napolitano and former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK). Previously, he served as Press Secretary to U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter (R-MI).
He is a native of the Chicago area and a graduate of Hillsdale College in Michigan. (PF tipster)
First reported by The Arizona Republic, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) appointed Andrew Wilder as her new Communications Director and official spokesman. He replaces Matthew Benson, who left to join the lobbying and public affairs firm Veridus.
Wilder was most recently spokesman for the Arizona Department of Corrections. Previously he was Communications Director for the successful U.S. Senate campaign of then-U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and before that, for Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ).
Wilder is a graduate of the University of Arizona and a native of Phoenix. (Arizona Republic)
Jeff Leieritz has been promoted to Deputy Press Secretary at the House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO). Jeff was promoted from the position of Director of New Media, and Clerk before that.
Before joining the Committee as a staff assistant in January 2011, Leieritz worked for political consulting company, Axiom Strategies, in 2010. His campaign experience includes working on John Oxendine for Governor in Georgia, Mike Thompson for Congress in Oklahoma, and Carl DeMaio for San Diego City Council in California.
He is a graduate of San Diego State University and will be getting married to Anna Lake, who is Legislative Council for Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), this December. (PF tipster)
Responsibilities include: planning and executing senator's long-term communications strategy; interacting with members of the press and serving as on-the-record spokesperson; managing all traditional and social media; and overseeing communications team. Strong writing and editing skills required.
Previous Congressional and on-the-record press experience necessary. Spanish-language skills and previous management experience a plus.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to WesternDemCommTeam@gmail.com.
First reported in Politico’s “Playbook,” Adam Sharon recently began his new job as spokesman for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under chairman Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). He previously served in the same role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Sharon previously worked for Rep. Karen Bass (D-NH) and on the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign of then-Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL). (Politico Playbook)
Taylor has worked the past 8 years in Wyoming politics, with stints working for Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), on the HELP Committee staff of Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), in a variety of official and campaign capacities for Sen. Barrasso and for the late Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY). Taylor served in 2010 as Executive Director of the Wyoming Republican Party.
He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and a native of Rawlins, WY. (PF reporting)
Chair of Senate Indian Affairs Committee is looking for an experienced communications professional for the Committee. The position will consist of managing the day-to-day communications for the committee, including press releases, talking points, and digital media. Candidates should have at minimum 2-3 years background in communications or media. On-the-record experience strongly preferred. Background in public policy and American Indian issues a plus.
TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number (222027) in the subject line. (PF tipster)