Fetterman for PA - Press Secretary
Philadelphia, PA /
John Fetterman’s campaign for U.S. Senate seeks an experienced, aggressive, and digital savvy Press Secretary. The Press Secretary will help develop local media strategy and lead execution, and assist with statewide and national media. Ideal applicants will have extensive on-the-record experience, excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work effectively alongside the Communications Director and campaign leadership to execute a successful communications effort. A successful candidate will have at least four to six years of communications experience implementing communications strategies through strategic media relationships and at least two cycles on a state or federal campaign. The position requires weekend work and unpredictable hours.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, paid position. The position will go through November. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Collaborate with the Communications Director to develop, manage and execute press strategy
- Closely monitor the news cycle, evaluate risks and opportunities in real-time, exercise sound judgment to secure rapid-response media opportunities
- Proactively pitching stories to media
- Staff candidate during interviews
- Manage and organize press events, including press turnout, run of show, media relations
- Coordinate with local, state, and national reporters on behalf of campaign
- 4-6 years of communications experience
- 2 cycles of a state of federal campaign
- Experience implementing communications strategies through strategic media relationships
- Access to reliable transportation (and a valid driver's license)
- Ability to work non-traditional hours as needed
Fetterman For PA is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion among its staff. We strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply and will hire based on qualifications of the candidate without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, and military or veteran status.