Vacancy Announcement

Member and Committee Offices

Position Available: Press Assistant

Vacancy Announcement Number: MEM-122-17

Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: May 11, 2017

Salary Level/Range: Commensurate with experience

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

The Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic Staff seeks a motivated and hardworking communications professional to join fast-paced communications team as a press assistant. Responsibilities include drafting news releases, social media posts, op-eds and talking points; designing graphics for both social media and web content; monitoring social media for trending topics; maintaining and updating press lists; and compiling daily press clips. Qualified candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a proven ability to perform under pressure while juggling multiple tasks and sound political judgment. Prior Hill or campaign communications experience, as well as professional social media and digital experience (including graphic design and photo and video editing), is preferred. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Please no walk ins or phone calls.