March 11, 2008

JOB OF THE WEEK: Rep. Frelinghuysen Looking for a Press Secretary

Press Secretary – Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) seeks to interview candidates for the position of Press Secretary for a fast-paced office.  The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills as well as the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects. She/he will be responsible for writing press releases, op-eds, direct mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website, maintaining press database, writing e-newsletters & coordinating Tele-town halls. Duties will also include organizing and briefing the Congressman for radio interviews, writing and implementing PSA's from the Congressman, interacting with the press as the Congressman’s principal spokesman and coordinating the Congressman's overall press relations.  The ideal candidate will have Hill or relevant press experience. Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to opportunity2007@mail.house.gov. Note “Press Secretary” in the subject line.

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