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Florida GOP officially starts search for top press posts

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Political PR pro Sarah Bascom of Bascom Communications has officially launched the search for communications director and press secretary for the Republican Party of Florida, continuing in her capacity as interim communications director.

The post below just hit online via Bascom Communications’ Facebook page and Bascom’s personal page but my phone is already ringing with people interested and asking advice on how to land the gig.

Applicants should understand that this job will be a high-profile position, with a national spotlight on the RPOF because at least one of its favorite sons will likely be running for president. But it is a prime opportunity for GOP press flacks.

Of course, interviewing with Chairman Blaise Ingoglia, David Johnson, Sarah Bascom and Lyndsey Cruley for the posts won’t be for the faint of heart or ill-qualified. No doubt that quartet will be asking the toughest of questions and looking for the best of the best to arm the RPOF press team for 2016.

I would hate to be Bascom’s email inbox as this posting is pushed around the state.

Full postings below:

Are you looking to be a part of something exciting and want to help elect Republican candidates from the local level to the White House?

The RPOF is looking for a full-time communications director with extensive experience in Florida politics and working with Florida media to lead and manage the communications department at the RPOF through the 2016 election cycle.

This candidate must have a public relations, communications or related degree; a minimum of five to six years experience in a related field; and, have superb writing skills and social media capabilities. Candidates also must have the ability to plan messaging and communications strategies; develop public affairs plans for a myriad of issues and candidates; and, be able to coordinate with national and statewide entities for cohesive message delivery.

In addition, this candidate should have experience in managing staff and teams, and will be responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of communications for the organization. Experience in the political process or campaigns, and bilingual would be a plus. This candidate must be a self-starter, exhibit excellent organizational and time-management skills, and be able to multitask.

Note, travel will be required and salary range will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send their professional resume, a writing sample and three (3) professional references to Sarah Bascom at

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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