Communications Director – Sean Eldridge for Congress (NY-19)

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Communications Director – Sean Eldridge for Congress (NY-19) Mike 4/15/14 1:39 PM
Sean Eldridge for Congress, seeks an experienced, energetic Communications Director to manage the campaign’s day-to-day press operations and message strategy. Applicants must be organized, personable, and able to handle numerous tasks on both short and long-term deadlines. 

Responsibilities of the Communications Director include, but are not limited to:

-Executing an aggressive communications strategy for the campaign, including online and traditional media.
-Building strong relationships with local and state reporters and fielding and answering media requests.
-Speaking on the record to reporters in the function of Press Secretary.
-Drafting press releases, talking points, statements, and other communication material such as speeches and position papers. 
-Designing and executing an innovative earned media campaign across the 11-county district.
-accompanying the candidate to press interviews/events. 
-Executing rapid response for breaking news stories.

Qualifications and Experience:

-Experience in communications/public relations, ideally in a campaign or political setting.
-Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines.
-Strong writing skills for both press and popular audiences. 
-Experience with social media and online content.
-Have a keen eye for press opportunities.
-Ability to think quickly on your feet and work in a fast-paced team environment. 

Competitive salary based upon experience. 

About NY-19: President Obama won NY-19 by six points in 2012 and the Cook Political Report has given it a Partisan Voter Index (PVI) of “D+1”.  Politico ranked this race as one of the 10 “must-watch” House races and National Journal listed the seat as one of the most likely to flip this year.  

Learn more about Sean Eldridge here: www.seaneldridge.com/meet-sean

Applicants should provide short cover letter and a resume to mi...@seaneldridge.com with Communications Director in the subject line.