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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

John Kerry Seeking New Mouthpiece?

Just spotted this in the latest Senate Employment Bulletin:
NATIONAL PRESS SECRETARY - High-profile Democratic Senator with demanding state and national press inquiries is seeking Press Secretary to serve as primary spokesperson and oversee daily press operation. Individual also supervises Deputy Press Secretary, home state Press Secretary, and committee Communications Director. Responsibilities include: approving all press releases, statements and interview requests; staffing Senator in media interviews; developing multi-pronged media roll-out strategies involving speeches, press events, targeted interviews, background briefings with reporters and columnists, policy fact sheets and press packets for major policy initiatives; working closely with Communications Director and policy staff to determine best press approach on legislation and policy issues; writing press releases and statements and vetting them through appropriate staffers; writing Senator’s briefing memos and talking points for interviews; continually monitoring news for rapid response needs and opportunities. Job requires years of previous experience as 'on the record' spokesperson. Hill experience a plus but not a requisite. Some travel to speeches required. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants should fax resume, cover letter and reference list to (202) 228- 4221 (re: press secretary position). No phone calls or e-mails please.
A quick Googling of that fax number turns up Long Jawn's office. Which begs the question, who exactly is leaving Team Kerry? The longtime CD is David Wade, and April Boyd has been Press Sec since the '04 campaign. Hmm...

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