Apple Looking at Former Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney for PR Job: Reports
White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, where he answered questions about Iraq, Vice President Joe Biden and intelligence matters. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Monday, Jul 21, 2014 Updated at 3:38 PM PDT
Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is being courted by Apple, according to reports.
The former press secretary reportedly has been in talks with the super-secret tech company for a high-profile public relationships position, according to Bloomberg News. An unnamed friend is credited with confirming the story.
Carney is reportedly still mulling over the offer, although Carney himself and Apple have declined to comment on the story, Bloomberg reported. “I’m talking to a lot of different people about a variety of potential opportunities,” Carney wrote in an email. Carney served as White House press secretary from February 2011 until June 2014. Carney was replaced by Josh Earnest.
Apple recently lost its vice president for worldwide communications,
Katie Cotton, but it's not clear if Carney is being suggested for the position. His work for the White House and President Barack Obama did train Carney for dodging tough questions from reporters and maintaining his cool -- as well as likely keeping things secretive and secure, something Apple likes in its people.