Antonio looks to be hiring

An email floating around Democratic circles suggests more turnover is in store for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's media operation. Press Secretary Joe Ramallo recently moved up 1st Street to run communications at the Department of Water and Power, and former Bob Hertzberg and Wendy Greuel spokesman Matt Szabo just came on. But a political consultant who has worked for Villaraigosa is sending this email, which found its way to LA Observed:


Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is looking to hire some highly qualified people for his press office. Here's what's available:

Senior Press Secretary: Oversee day-to-day media relations; act as primary spokesperson; work with communications director in developing and coordinating message and strategy; manage breaking events; craft message points; brief, staff, and travel with the Mayor.

Press Deputy/Secretary: Act as spokesperson on designated issues; respond to media requests and inquiries; coordinate events; brief and staff the Mayor.

Press Aide: Provide general support to the press team; monitor and clip media coverage; draft press releases and advisories; respond to media inquiries; support event-building and advance functions; act as liaison to community outlets and new media; manage website and update content.

Continued after the jump. Email address redacted by me.

Assistant Speechwriter: Assist communications director in drafting speeches, talking points, op-eds, releases, and newsletters. Provide general editorial and research support for communications and press staff.

Advance Director: Design, advance, and build media and community events; brief Mayor on logistics; manage events.

Interested applicants should send letters/resumes/references to:

Pass on the word to anyone who might be interested.


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