Michigan House of Representatives

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124 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

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House of Representatives
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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Press Secretary

Office: House Democratic Caucus

Caucus: Democratic

Description:

This is a full-time position in the Lansing office of the Michigan House Democratic  Caucus. The Press Secretary will serve as the spokesperson for Minority Leader Donna Lasinski and the  democratic caucus and be the only staff person “on the record.” The Press Secretary will also be  responsible for the following:  

  • Identifies and capitalizes on press opportunities for the leader and caucus members.  
  • Coordinates and executes press conferences and media avails, including outreach to outside  stakeholders for support and participation. 
  • Works with communications team to prepare speeches, press releases, op-eds, talking points,and statements for the leader and caucus members.  
  • Serves as advisor to the leader on matters of media and communications. 
  • Anticipates, identifies, and troubleshoots issues of concern or significance; exercises discretion to provide timely information and necessary updates across multiple stakeholders.  Collaborates and works in cooperation with the caucus communications director, who reports to the chief of staff.  

Salary Range: $45,000 - $65,000

Minimum Qualifications: Previous experience serving as a spokesperson, working knowledge of the  legislative process and understanding of policy development; existing media relationships and proven ability to build new relationships with media; exceptional writing and editing skill;, excellent interpersonal  skills; thorough message development experience; strategic issue management; knowledge and  relevance of social media; experience in crisis management and/or rapid-response activities; ability to  work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with a diverse staff and caucus members; strong work ethic,  strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines. Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or equivalent experience in the industry.  



Deadline: Until Filled

Contact Information: Please send resume and cover letter to:

Michigan House of Representatives
Human Resources
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514

Or via email to: HumanResources@house.mi.gov

The Michigan House of Representatives accepts resumes for employment only for current position vacancies. Information regarding current position vacancies at the Michigan House of Representatives can also be accessed online at www.house.mi.gov. The position is a non-civil service appointment to state government. All employees of the Michigan House of Representatives are considered "at will".

The Michigan House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michigan law prohibits discrimination based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, disability and other categories protected by law. If an accommodation is needed during the application process, please contact the House Human Resources Office at (517) 373-3069. An individual needing accommodations must notify the employer in writing, within 182 days after the need is known. Persons denied equal opportunity based on these conditions may file a complaint with the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

E-mail: Human Resources