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Communications Staff Member

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai‘i is hiring a shared communications staff member for his personal office and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. This position has a broad range of duties, and it provides an opportunity to join a rewarding work environment with a team of committed, experienced professionals.     


The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing and editing press releases,
  • Drafting remarks and video messages; and
  • Developing and overseeing digital communications strategies.

Experience working for/with Tribal and Native communities preferred; Indian Country, Hawai‘i ties a plus.

Experience and Skills

Applicants should have:

  • strong writing skills;
  • political communications, social media, or digital background;
  • ability to handle multiple projects at once; and
  • work well as part of a team; exercise sound judgment; and operate well under pressure.

The Office of Senator Brian Schatz

Senator Schatz’s office is a great place to work.  The office is made up of more than 50 driven, talented, personable staffers, and it is one of the most diverse and highly educated offices in the U.S. Senate.  Staffers help to advocate for the people of Hawaii, make sure the federal government does what it should, and communicate how government works for people.  Most staffers are based in offices in Washington, D.C., and Honolulu—though some staffers work on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui.


The position is based in the senator’s Washington, DC, office.

Start Date

The title and salary are commensurate with experience.  U.S. Senate employees are eligible for a number of benefits including student loan repayment, employer contribution for health care insurance, transit subsidy, car and bicycle parking, retirement plans, life insurance, borrowing privileges from the Library of Congress, access to the Senate staff gym, and personal and professional development courses.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through this portal. Please submit your application as soon as possible.