Director, Government Affairs Communications

Location
20005, Washington D.C.
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted
Aug 23, 2017
Closes
Sep 22, 2017
Ref
2323
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.