Your Position with the Campaign
The Press Assistant role will support the Campaign’s overall communications strategy by developing and amplifying messaging for earned media. The Press Assistant will work in collaboration with the Senior Press Advisor to draft external-facing materials and engage local and national media outlets. This is an entry-level role, and the starting salary for this role is $4,500/month.
Responsibilities and Scope
- Draft press releases, talking points, and prepared remarks.
- Pitch stories, manage press lists, and participate in event advance work that contributes to Campaign media relations.
- Develop and execute non-traditional media outreach to help expand the Campaign’s reach beyond print and broadcast outlets.
- Assist with editing external Campaign materials, such as digital content, as needed.
- Track Campaign media coverage and bring new ideas to the table for earned media opportunities.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment.
- Ability to write and edit on a deadline.
- Self-starter with a strong work ethic who is willing to work non-traditional hours.
- Superior organization skills and dedication to completing assignments in a timely manner.
- Proven track record of creative and compelling communications work.
- Ability to manage multiple projects independently.
- Ability to work with various stakeholder groups to help spread a coordinated message statewide.
- An understanding of the New Jersey political landscape is preferred but not required.
- Bilingual fluency in English/Spanish is a plus.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “[NAME]: Press Assistant” in the subject line.
The campaign is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, the Campaign provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship. This includes employment decisions related to hiring, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, termination, and training.