State Rep. Chuck DeVore is seeking a new press secretary.Â Why? I have no idea because the man is his own best press secretary.
Here’s the job description:
The Press Secretary will be responsible for managing the day-to-day media outreach needs of the Assemblyman and for providing multimedia support to the Web operations. This is a full-time position and the employee reports to the Chief of Staff.Â This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in political communications.Â
Skills and Qualifications
Candidate must be an organized, dependable self-starter with a careful attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and work efficiently under tight deadlines. It is critical that the employee embrace both glitzy and mundane tasks with equal gusto and attention.
The job requires an avid interest in online, broadcast and print advocacy. Strong writing and text editing skills are also required. One to three years multimedia experience is strongly preferred, including experience with basic video/audio editing. Experience in media editing software would be great, including programs such as Final Cut Express, iMovie, Audacity, Garage Band, PhotoShop, and Illustrator.
Minimum requirements include a Bachelors degree in PR, journalism or related emphasis, basic multimedia experience, and a desire to work with diverse groups of people (ed note ?????).Â Experience in government, legislation and/or political campaignsÂ is prefered.Â Â Â
State Capitol, Sacramento, also some travel
TBD depending on experience with full medical, dental and vision benefits.
The downside; he’s termed out in 2010, so its a 2 year position.Â Other requirements must include the ability to discriminate against gays and lesbians seeking the same rights as everyone else, and a favorable review of “China Attacks.”Â
All applications should be directed to Chuck’s Chief of Staff.
An Update: I first received word of this posting via an email sent to a professional services group I belong to; no sooner than I finished the email, when I discovered three forwards to me from other liek-minded professionals who know I blog here and share my political views in opposition to the Assemblyman.Â Two of the emails encouraged me to apply ;).Â My decision to post this information was simple.Â If I wasn’t part of the group and had received these tips in the mail, would I post it?Â The answer is yes.Â And state staff jobs are part of the open government that Chuck likes so much.Â I am protecting my sources on the emails. But seriously, I question why Chuck even needs a press secretary when he’s all over the press himself and is, and I mean this seriously, a talented communications professional who could easily earn more in the private sector than as an Assemblyman.Â I don’t dislike Chuck personally; he’s practically a neighbor and on big picture things of family, friends, values, we generally agree.Â It’s his politics I don’t care for. So good luck to the person who has to carry his water during the Prop 8 debate. I couldn’t.