About

After working on the Gore/Lieberman campaign and interning in the U.S. Senate, Tom started as a staff assistant in the Democratic Whip's office in the U.S. House of Representatives. Feeling he was in a privileged opportunity working in a leadership office, Tom decided to help fellow young professionals who were interested in politics and government by sending job and internship openings to his friends. As time went on, the word spread and the list grew. Between working for the Democratic Leader and the Speaker of the House, Tom met and married Dana Edwards who was working at the White House for President George W. Bush. After this bipartisan union, Tom's list grew exponentially. Today, Tom and Dana work together to help job seekers find their perfect position.

Tom Manatos in the News

Washington Post: Your boss lost an election, you lost a job — but Tom Manatos is here to save the day.

"Are you the Tom Manatos?" It's a question he gets often. He's famous, among a select few. This time, it was 2009 at the Kenwood Animal Hospital in Bethesda. Manatos was there to pick up his mother's beagle, Champ, who was being released after staying overnight to have a cyst removed. When Manatos handed the receptionist his credit card, the young woman behind the desk gasped. "You're the one with the list!" she said. In a city with employment upheaval on a biennial basis, Tom's the guy who knows where the jobs are. What began as a classified e-mail to a couple hundred people looking for jobs in politics has ballooned into a Web site, Tom Manatos Jobs, with a 20,000-person mailing list. He's D.C.'s Craig, and his Christmas comes in November.

Roll Call: From intern to ‘win’-tern: How to finish your Capitol Hill internship on top

Congratulations! You are minutes away from finishing your summer internship on Capitol Hill. Not only have you woken up at ungodly hours after too many margs at Tortilla Coast, but you’ve managed to beat everyone to the office by 30 minutes. You’ve mastered the fastest route between the House and Senate office buildings, and you’ve crushed coffee orders like the barista you could’ve been if it weren’t for this internship.

The Lobbying Show Podcast: Working for Speaker Pelosi, Spotify, and More with Tom Manatos

Tom Manatos is the Vice President of Government Relations at Spotify. Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming subscription service with a community of 207 million users, including 96 million subscribers, across 79 markets. They are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

ABC News: Capitol Hill's Craigslist: Meet the man who helps D.C.'s unemployed find jobs after election losses

For every member of Congress who lost his or her job in the midterm elections, there are multiple Capitol Hill staffers also out of work. And that's where Tom Manatos comes in. The former Democratic aide learned first-hand how hard it can be to find work after a new party comes to power. He now makes it his business to help other unemployed workers get back on their feet. His web-based D.C. jobs board, Tom Manatos Jobs, is known among Washington's ambitious as the place to find jobs in the halls of power.

14th & K Podcast: Jobs Edition w/Tom Manatos & Brad Traverse

On our special Jobs Edition of 14th & G, we are welcomed by DC job experts Brad Traverse and Tom Manatos. Brad who serves as the Director of Federal Government Relations for BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee and Tom, Spotify’s Vice President of Government Relations give us an inside look at their second occupation as the leaders of DC’s go-to job websites. They share their career tips from time management and professional advice to the best ways to navigate the unique DC career world.

Georgetown Fly On The Wall Podcast: Tom Manatos: "A picture is better than a message"

This week we're thrilled to welcome Tom Manatos to the pod! He got his start in politics doing advance work for the Gore campaign in 2000, then worked as the House Democrats liaison for over a decade, and transitioned into the private sector to work at the Internet Association and now Spotify. He also co-runs the Tom Manatos Jobs website for anyone looking to get employed in DC. Check out this fascinating episode!

Washingtonian: Bridging the Divide: How to Date Across Political Parties

For some couples, vows should read: "In sickness and in health—and through election season." By Mary Yarrison
Put your differences to work - Tom and Dana Manatos run a website that matches people with Hill jobs. What started as Tom's Democratic listserv years ago has become a bipartisan joint project since their union. "We can find more people jobs this way," Tom says.

The Hill: Congress's List

"It's those memories of struggling to find employment that motivate the couple, who dedicate two to three hours a day of their time, and often their own money, to the online endeavor. "In politics, we all got in this game because of public service," said Manatos. Sometimes "you sort of lose sight of the public-service aspect, and Dana and I think this is a really good way to serve in some capacity, of just trying to help people find jobs in the business we both love," he said. But "it really is hours and hours of work....It's something you really want to do to help other people," Edwards Manatos said. "I think that's maybe why you don't see [similar Capitol Hill job boards] more, because it's just a lot of effort that has to go into it."

Tom Manatos getting ready to make tech history

Tom Manatos has the sort of Beltway résumé that probably could have landed him a gig as a lobbyist on just about any issue. He chose tech...Manatos isn't just a lobbyist for tech interests — he's also a serendipitous startup guy himself. The Tom Manatos Job List grew out of his informal daily emails on politics-related openings for Democrats to a popular nonpartisan subscription service. Those efforts to find the middle ground in a highly polarized Washington bode well for Manatos as a lobbyist, Beckerman said. And Manatos noted that tech policy may be one of the last areas that is less tainted by intense partisanship anyway.