Position: Regional Press Secretary
Reports To: Communications Director
Primary Job Location: Washington, DC
About the DCCC: The DCCC is the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with electing Democrats to the U. S. House of Representatives. The DCCC recruits Democratic candidates and supports Democratic campaigns – both challengers and Democratic incumbent Members – with a variety of services including field operations, fundraising support, communications assistance, research support and management consulting. In addition, the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure supports these campaigns with television, radio and other voter contact efforts. The DCCC is supported by the contributions of individuals and organizations, along with Democratic Members, from throughout the country. We look for talented and hard-working campaign professionals who are committed to electing more Democrats and taking back the House majority.
Position Summary: The DCCC is seeking an experienced, strategic communicator to be Regional Press Secretary for the 2018 cycle. This job will be based primarily in Washington, DC, with significant opportunity for travel to battleground house districts across the country.
The regional press secretary is responsible for being the DCCC’s spokesperson for targeted challenger races. The press secretary will develop relationships with local media in a large number of targeted congressional districts and spend a significant amount of time working with individual candidates and campaigns to develop and implement aggressive, individualized media strategies. Daily responsibilities include pitching stories, writing press releases and talking points, and debate and interview preparation.
A significant part of the job will involve working with Congressional campaigns to establish best practices for campaign and rapid response communication, in addition to training campaign staff on how to run and maintain an effective campaign communications operation. A successful candidate will be highly organized with an eye for detail and a passion for making sure Democrats across the house battlefield have the tools, resources, and support they need to run effective campaigns.
Requirements: excellent communications skills, campaign experience and multiple years of on-the-record experience.
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