Assistant Director

US House of Representatives Daily Press Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted August 19, 2019
Industry Government
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status
Salary $60,000 to 85,000
Website https://pressgallery.house.gov/

Description:

Works as a non-partisan employee of the House, providing access and information about Congress to credentialed members of the daily press corps. This employee, depending on HS level, is responsible for delivering a variety of administrative services that facilitate media coverage of the House by the daily print and online media. At the HS levels of 6 & 7, the employee will be subject to greater supervision and assigned duties that have a more narrow scope of responsibility than those at higher HS levels. Work is performed under the supervision and direction of the gallery Director.

 

Major Duties:

1. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of House legislative activity

2. Must be able to identify, create and accurately describe House legislative actions via Twitter, including scheduling information and parliamentary procedures in a fast-paced news environment

3. Identifies and disseminates legislative information to members of the media using distribution lists

4. Ability to recognize and keep House floor actions up to date

5. Maintains the gallery’s website with information that is relevant and reflects the current news environment

6. Establishes, develops and maintains contacts with leadership and committee staffs regarding the legislative schedule and major news events

7. Works closely with committee press staff to track hearing schedules and provide on-site support for high-profile committee hearings and related media events

8. Coordinates logistics for a variety of special events such as congressional gold medal ceremonies, Joint Meetings, Joint Sessions, and the Presidential Inauguration

9. Assists Director with planning and implementing logistics, credentialing for the national presidential nominating conventions

10. Proficient in various software, including, but not limited to Microsoft Dynamics Customer Engagement, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, all with the goal of maintaining membership database records, sending mass e-mails and producing reports

11. Creates, manages and maintains extensive legislative, historical and statistical files

12. Assists in reviewing press membership applications and maintains membership data files

13. Develops and fosters relationships with credentialed members of the media

14. Attends key news events and briefings and, where needed, uses social media to disseminate important information

15. Other duties as assigned

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