Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) – Press Assistant/Deputy Press Secretary

The Office of Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) seeks energetic and detail orientated Deputy Press Secretary to join active communications team. Responsibilities include building and maintaining press lists; drafting press releases, memos, media advisories, talking points and other materials; assisting press secretary with pitching news stories, staffing interviews, and cultivating relationships with New Mexico media; and compiling daily press clips and additional media monitoring. Candidate must be an exceptionally strong writer, personable, and able to work under tight deadlines. New Mexico or Southwestern ties strongly desired. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Member Committee Assignments: Committee on Appropriations – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration Subcommittee – Energy and Water Development Subcommittee – Interior, Environment Subcommittee (Ranking) – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee – Defense Subcommittee

Committee on Foreign Relations – Western Hemisphere and Global Narcotics Affairs Subcommittee – Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee – East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy – International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps Subcommittee (Ranking Member)

Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation – Space, Science and Competitiveness Subcommittee – Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee – Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee – Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security Subcommittee – Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee

Committee on Indian Affairs

Committee on Rules and Administration

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Chief of Staff: Bianca Ortiz-Wertheim ( has been Sen. Udall’s Chief of Staff since September 2015. She was previously the State Director. She has a BA in English from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.

Scheduler: Renee Gasper ( has been Sen. Udall’s Administrative Director since January 2009. She was previously Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). She has a BA in Political Science and Government from Arizona State University and an MPA from Baruch College.

Action Items: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to indicating the job title in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please. Due to the high volume of applicants, not all inquiries can be acknowledged.

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