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Council of the District of Columbia


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Published 14 days ago

March 2, 2020
February 28, 2020

The Office of D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I-At-Large) is searching for a new Communications Director to develop and implement an innovative strategy to share information with local and national press, D.C. residents and businesses, and the public at large. The ideal candidate is one who knows how to optimize conventional communications platforms while not being afraid to experiment and push the envelope to find even better ways to exchange information. The person in this position will be in charge of crafting the message for the councilmember on issues big and small and disseminating this in easy-to-understand language. This is not an entry-level position.

Specific Duties

Ø Develop and implement communications strategy, including optimal use of email systems, CRM, the councilmember’s website, and social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram;

Ø Manage the development and distribution of materials for the councilmember including, but not limited to, press releases, formal statements, one-page legislative summaries, talking points, and monthly newsletters;

Ø Create and maintain relationships with local outlets and reporters across print, broadcast and social media, working as an aggressive and quick-thinking originator of stories to pitch;

Ø Serve as a leader in time-sensitive situations by advising the councilmember and colleagues on how to address issues of the day and executing a messaging strategy; and

Ø Serve as on-record spokesperson for the councilmember as needed. 


The Office of D.C. Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I-At-Large) is searching for a new Communications Director to develop and implement an innovative strategy to share information with local and national press, D.C. residents and businesses…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

The Council of the District of Columbia offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary; medical, dental, and vision coverage; long- and short-term disability program; a 457(b) program with a 3 percent employer match and a 5 percent entirely-employer funded contribution; 13 to 26 days of annual leave, based on years of employment; 13 days of sick leave; 8 weeks of paid family leave; 11 paid holidays; subsidized public transportation and bikeshare membership; subsidized use of an off-site gym.

The Council of the District of Columbia offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary; medical, dental, and vision coverage; long- and short-term disability…

How to Apply

Interested applicants are asked to email a cover letter and resume to Sam Rosen-Amy at srosenamy@dccouncil.us

Interested applicants are asked to email a cover letter and resume to Sam Rosen-Amy at srosenamy@dccouncil.us

Location

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

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