DO Press Secretary

Posted On: October 11, 2019

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: New York District Office of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Company Description

Hakeem Jeffries represents the diverse Eighth Congressional District of New York, an area that encompasses large parts of Brooklyn and a section of Queens. Serving his fourth term in the United States Congress, Rep. Jeffries is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Budget Committee.

Rep. Jeffries is Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, having been elected to that position by his colleagues in November 2018. In that capacity, he is the fifth highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. He is also the former Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus and previously co-chaired the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee where he helped develop the For The People agenda.

In Congress, Rep. Jeffries has emerged as a tireless advocate for social and economic justice. He has worked hard to help residents impacted by the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, reform our criminal justice system, improve the economy for everyday Americans and protect our health care from right-wing attacks.

Job Description

New York Congressman seeks an experienced, dynamic communications professional to serve as Press Secretary in the district. The ideal candidate is an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, develop digital strategies and build strong relationships with local media. Day-to-day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to drafting press materials, cultivating contacts with the local media, coordinating press conferences and media events, assisting with talking points and working with district staff and the Director of Communications to inform local audiences of the Congressman’s priorities. Ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience working in New York politics. This position requires outstanding oral and written communication skills, fastidious attention to detail, and the ability to produce quality work under pressure and in an extremely fast-paced environment. The Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION.

To Apply

Submit three writing samples along with your resume and cover letter to with subject line "NY08 - DO Press Position." Writing samples should include a press release or statement, talking points and an e-newsletter.