Office of Councilmember Grosso seeks Communications Assistant - $50k to $55k
This position is NOT in a collective bargaining unit.
About Councilmember Grosso
The Office of Councilmember David Grosso is seeking a communications assistant with strong writing abilities to work with the communications director to communicate the councilmember’s work and priorities to the residents of the District of Columbia and the media.
Councilmember Grosso represents all residents of the District of Columbia as an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia and serves as the chairperson of the Committee on Education. Councilmember Grosso approaches policy from a human rights framework and has championed universal paid family leave, protected students’ right to an education and disrupted the school-to-prison pipeline by curbing the use of exclusionary discipline, and established a strong public campaign finance system to combat the influence of large donors in our local elections. He is currently working on a providing more transparency in how education is funded in the District of Columbia, investing in greater mental health supports in schools,remedying the racist impacts of the War on Drugs through the legalization of marijuana, and promoting community health and safety by removing criminal penalties for sex work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director in communicating the councilmember’s work and priorities to the public and media. Draft and edit communications materials such as press releases, talking points, fact sheets, speeches, op-eds, and letters to the editor.
Manage, update, and develop content for the councilmember’s digital presence, including website, social media, and mailing list.
Assist in the management of and response to media inquiries.
Assist with the planning and management of media events.