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Press Secretary

Ty Pinkins for U.S. Senate is hiring an experienced Press Secretary. This position handles the campaign's outreach to national and local media, manages those relationships, identifies opportunities, and guides the campaign communications team. The Press Secretary will help the campaign develop and implement aggressive media strategies, prepare surrogates and leadership for interviews, write press releases, and prepare talking points. In an effort to build a well-rounded campaign with all voices represented, we encourage folks from any educational background, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, immigration status, citizenship status, national origin or ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, criminal record, mental or physical disability or disorder, HIV antibody status, parental or familiar status, or veteran status to apply. 

 

Our ideal applicant will have on-the-record experience in a previous position and at least two years of relevant work experience.

 

Responsibilities:

  •   Assist the communications director in day-to-day press responsibilities and rapid response;

  •   Develop relationships with press outlets and reporters;

  •   Manage surrogates throughout Mississippi;

  •   Organize, pitch, and execute earned media events targeted at media outlets;

  •   Write press releases, op-eds, and social media posts

 

Qualifications:

  •   Experience with media, public relations, or journalism;

  •   Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills;

  •   Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment

Interested applicants should send their resume, 2 writing samples, and 2-3 references to info@typinkins.com with the subject line “Press Secretary”. Submitting cover letters is optional, but encouraged. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Ty Pinkins for U.S. Senate is a fast-paced, dynamic campaign environment. We expect all our employees to be committed to the election of Democrats, willing to commit to long and irregular campaign hours (sometimes including nights and weekends). Our team values the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and solve problems creatively. We additionally expect our employees to demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Our staff maintains a shared commitment to promoting and investing in cross-cultural skills and awareness related to individuals from broad backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.

 

Ty Pinkins for U.S. Senate is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment. We welcome applicants of any educational background, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, immigration status, citizenship status, national origin or ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, criminal record, mental or physical disability or disorder, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Applicants from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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