Director, Government Affairs Communications

20005, Washington D.C.
Competitive salary and benefits package
Aug 23, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
Metro Area
Full Time

Director, Government Affairs Communications

American Hotel & Lodging Association

The hospitality industry is looking for a dynamic, multi-tasker who knows the press, understands how to make news and get headlines. We’re looking for a great writer with solid press contacts who can proactively pitch media and garner coverage. Capitol Hill experience and an understanding of issues that matter to the Hotel and Lodging Industry a plus: workforce and labor issues; travel and tourism; immigration reform, online hotel booking taxes and more.  A self-starter is strongly desired.

Good writing, a positive attitude and an eagerness to join a fast-paced environment is strongly desired.


  • Collaborate closely with the Government Affairs team to determine day-to-day and week-to-week media messages
  • Update members on all our great work and coordinate on member requests
  • Proactively pitch Hill and national press on important issues
  • Monitor press, arrange interviews, draft press and briefing materials, track coverage
  • Media prep and training of staff members, VIPs, CEO and Officers of the Board
  • Create industry statements and draft speeches or presentations for staff, CEO or Board members
  • Develop digital strategy and execute across all social media channels and web site; grow network of followers
  • Draft content for internal or member communications and collateral

A bachelor’s degree in political science or journalism preferred and a minimum of five to eight years of experience desired. Sample press materials will be requested.