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Communications Director 032-20

Capitol Hill 

The Office of Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) seeks an experienced, creative, and motivated Communications Director to be a senior member of the team.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, experience developing and pitching stories, and the ability to execute a communications plan encompassing DC and in Iowa activities. The candidate will also have congressional and/or campaign experience, a good sense of humor, be able to foster a positive work environment, and have Iowa ties.

This position would be based out of Washington DC or Iowa, with associated travel as needed. The Communications Director will be expected to, among other duties: act as the primary spokesperson for the Member; develop and maintain relationships with media outlets in Iowa and nationally; implement a communications plan in-district and in DC; develop and successfully pitch press stories; oversee digital operations; mentor the Press Secretary; develop talking points, speeches, and press releases; hold regular media preparation sessions; work collaboratively with Iowa and national team members on all aspects of the office; and facilitate successful events and earned media in the district.

TO APPLY: Please e-mail a detailed resume and two writing samples to The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.

Posted February 4, 2020

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