Exempt | Location: West San Fernando Valley

contact information

Hannah Lee

job description


Los Angeles City Councilmember John Lee is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Communications Deputy. The Communications Deputy supports the Councilmember’s external communications, digital media, and strategic messaging work for a full range of projects and issues under the direction of the Communications Director. The position provides the opportunity to engage in the political communications process while working on pressing issues facing Council District 12 and the City of Los Angeles.


  • Working with the Councilmember, Communications Director, and staff to ensure that the Councilmember’s priorities and positions are accurately and positively portrayed to the public
  • Proactively seeking out new opportunities and developing strategies to broaden reach and engagement
  • Managing the Councilmember’s website and social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Nextdoor, YouTube, etc.) 
  • Leading the development of ads, videos, photography, and social media assets, and maintaining a digital library of all photos, videos, and visual assets
  • Drafting newsletters, press releases, fact sheets, and talking points
  • Assisting with press conferences and special events
  • Maintaining an awareness of legislative and district issues by monitoring newspapers, TV, radio, blogs, etc.
  • Processing staff and constituent requests for certificates, including drafting language and working with vendors as needed to maintain inventory of specialty frames  
  • Supporting and staffing community events as needed


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years of experience in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and other productivity programs
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Flexible team player with the ability to work evenings and weekends in the District as needed

How to apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Hannah Lee at with “Communications Deputy” in the subject line. Applications accepted until October 4, 2021, or until sufficient responses are received. 

Compensation includes a highly competitive benefits package.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at

*This position is an exempt, at-will position. The incumbent will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority.