Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) – Press Assistant


The Office of Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) seeks a hardworking, tech-savvy, and media proficient Press Assistant in his Washington, D.C. office. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work effectively alongside the Communications Director to execute both a local and national communications plan. Ideal candidates should have expertise in social media, video editing, and AP style writing. Applicants should bring a positive attitude and demonstrated ability to manage major tasks while working collaboratively.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, writing talking points and speeches; working with reporters; drafting press releases; managing website and social media accounts; creating e-newsletters and franked mailings; creating graphics; drafting constituent mail; researching policy; and filming/editing video.

Member Committee Assignments: House Rules Committee – Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education (Ranking Member) – Committee on Ethics – House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

Chief of Staff: Eve Lieberman (eve.lieberman@mail.house.gov) joined Rep. Polis’ team as Legislative Director in October 2011. She was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff in December 2013 and Chief of Staff in November 2014. She was previously a Legislative Assistant for Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL). She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a JD from George Washington University Law School.

Communications Director: Jessica Bralish (jessica.bralish@mail.house.gov) joined Rep. Polis’ team as Communications Director in April 2016. She was previously Communications Director and Director of Public Relations in the Colorado Senate, and an Executive Assistant in the Colorado House of Representatives. BS, Journalism, BA, Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Legislative Director: Hilary Gawrilow (hilary.gawrilow@mail.house.gov) joined Rep. Polis’ team as Legislative Director in September 2016. She has previously served as a Legislative Specialist at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and as a Legislative Assistant for Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Rep. Julia May Carson (D-IN). BA, Political Science and Government, La Salle University. JD, American University Washington College of Law.

Scheduler/Office Manager: Lona Watts (lona.watts@mail.house.gov) joined Rep. Polis’ team in January 2017. She was previously Director of Operations/Scheduler for Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Executive Assistant to Ranking Member George Miller (D-CA) on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, and a Scheduler for Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA). BA, Communication and Political Sciences, University of Washington (Seattle).

Action Items: Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and a link to a digital portfolio or attach an original graphic to PressAssistantCO02@gmail.com with the subject line “Press Assistant.”


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