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Director of Communications

Organization Description

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups and the most iconic companies on the planet and represents over three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Chicago, Austin, Boston, Olympia, Albany, and Tallahassee.

Job Description

Based in Washington, D.C., the Director of Communications is responsible for executing TechNet’s short and long-term communications strategy and will serve as the primary media contact for the organization.  Duties include producing and executing communications plans to highlight policy and political initiatives to external audiences and member companies, while supporting the advocacy of the federal and 50-state programs.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with the media, existing relationships with key national, regional, and trade reporters, and first-rate writing and editing skills.  The position reports to the Vice President of Federal Policy, Government Relations, and Communications.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities

  • External communications: Draft and pitch news stories, press releases, statements, op-eds, and blog posts
  • Internal communications: Oversee weekly policy and communications newsletters to policymakers, members, the media, and strategic partners
  • Develop and execute communications plans around legislative priorities and major events
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with national, regional, and trade reporters covering public policy and our industry
  • Prepare the President and CEO and other TechNet senior staff for media interviews, panel discussions, and other public engagement opportunities
  • Manage TechNet website and social media accounts
  • Help create and maintain strong relationships with member companies, policymakers, technology thought leaders, partner organizations, and other stakeholders

Qualifications

  • At least eight years of experience in policy or political communications
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency with social media and digital content creation
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, and/or Webflow preferred, but not required

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (including a published op-ed) to Alex Burgos at aburgos@technet.org.

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