ART DIRECTOR
Digital
Washington, DC
Description

The Democratic National Committee is looking for an experienced senior designer to help manage a team of designers working for our digital team. We run one of the most effective, creative, and innovative online programs in politics, and our design team is core to achieving the communications, fundraising, and organizing goals of the cause.

We'll rely on you to create visually compelling, user-friendly and action-oriented design products to drive our multi-faceted campaigns, and to continue to grow and evolve the Democratic brand. We're looking for a talented designer who is passionate and wants to apply his or her skills to a worthy cause.

Required:
  • Project management and organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Be effective in a deadline-driven workflow with varying priorities and stakeholders
  • Ability to manage a variety of projects while balancing brand advocacy with fundraising goals
  • Online portfolio of work for review
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite
  • 3-5 years experience (minimum)
  • Keen understanding of digital and print best practices
  • Usability Design/Information architecture experience
Preference given for experience with:
  • Designing infographics
  • Designing for Political or Advocacy groups
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Experience managing projects with multiple designers involved
  • Experience managing large design projects from start to finish
Other Details:
  • You should be ready to work hard; this isn't a 9-5 sort of job
  • No design task is inconsequential for our team - you should be willing to chip in across the board
  • You should have the ability to work under deadline pressure and manage multiple projects
  • You should be passionate about engaging millions of Americans in advancing President Obama's agenda and changing our country for the better
  • You must be in DC or be willing to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area

Application

To apply for this position, fill out the application form here: ART DIRECTOR.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Community Engagement
Washington, DC
Description

Big Picture Responsibilities:

The Asian American Pacific Islander Community Engagement Director will work closely with the Director of Community Engagement, the Community Engagement team as well as DNC staff to implement effective outreach to Asian American Pacific Islanders and other various constituencies.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducts stakeholder analysis, community outreach and engagement, key message development, communication planning and execution, and logistical coordination for delivery and deployment of outreach efforts.
  • Tracks planning, execution, community outreach and engagement and impact of multiple complex change initiatives.
  • Cultivates relationships with key constituencies and facilitates involvement as it relates to Committee objectives.
  • Develop and write comprehensive community engagement strategy plans for implementation.
  • Analyzing local political trends, performing necessary research and preparing background materials and documents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Community Engagement.
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience).
  • Well-honed engagement and outreach skills, including at least three (3) years of campaign, organizational and/or equivalent experiences, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks successfully.
  • An advanced understanding of and demonstrated experience working with progressive leaders and groups.
  • Proven effectiveness to clearly communicate what is expected of key stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated competency in handling several tasks, simultaneously.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and strong written skills.

Application

Resumes should be emailed to dncjobs@dnc.org with subject line "ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR"

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Communications
Washington, DC
Description

The Communications Director is responsible for managing and assisting in the development of the overall communications and messaging strategy within the Democratic National Committee. This position will oversee all internal and external communications, develop and execute a communications plan that strengthens the Democratic Party’s narrative, drive earned media and rapid response efforts and communicate the Party’s message. This position reports directly to the DNC’s Chief Executive Officer.

Responsibilities & Duties
  • Manage and oversee the Democratic National Committee’s Communications Team.
  • Develop and promote the Democratic narrative, agenda and message.
  • Serve as a national spokesperson for the Democrats and advise leadership, staff, and external partners on the construction, execution, and evaluation of communications strategies, messaging, and plans.
  • Generate and enhance earned media and communications resources.
  • Plan and execute events and strategies to further build interest, community, and engagement internally and externally.
Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research skills and the intellectual curiosity to understand regulatory and legislative information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Results orientation with the ability to work at fast pace and meet critical deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in communications, public relations, or public policy development.

Responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, or related field.
  • At least two years of experience in journalism, communications, or marketing, with impeccable writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with both professional and consumer audiences.
  • Solid understanding of and comfort with social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn, including knowledge of how to grow a social media following.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, or related field.
  • At least two years of experience in journalism, communications, or marketing, with impeccable writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with both professional and consumer audiences.
  • Solid understanding of and comfort with social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn, including knowledge of how to grow a social media following.
  • Motivated, self-starter able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Communications team and all DNC staff to advance communications objectives.
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines, as well as creatively solve problems and look for efficiencies and ways to improve DNC’s communications and systems.
Application

Resumes should be emailed to DNCjobs@dnc.org with subject line "COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR"

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


DATA SCIENTIST (MODELING)
Technology
Washington, DC
Description

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is seeking a Data Scientist to join its Data Science team.

The Data Scientist will become a key member of the Data Science team, collaborating on a variety of projects within the DNC and in support of Democratic campaigns and party committees across the country. The position’s primary responsibility will be building and applying predictive models in support of voter outreach, volunteer recruitment, election forecasting, and fundraising efforts. The Data Scientist will take part in all aspects of the modeling process, from initial research design and data collection through model scoring, release, and updating. This role will also be part of a small group working to continually improve our analytic infrastructure, in order to increase both the efficiency and accuracy of our modeling projects.

The Data Science team is comprised of a diverse group of data scientists and engineers with a range of skills and backgrounds, working together to use cutting-edge techniques to further Democratic causes. The Data Scientist will fulfill the responsibilities listed below, as well as bring a collaborative spirit that will strengthen and expand the team’s overall range of abilities.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and lead projects for improving program effectiveness through data analysis and modeling
  • Optimize campaign contact and fundraising efforts using statistics and machine learning methods
  • Identify and implement appropriate metrics for tracking the effectiveness of voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising efforts and measuring the impact of targeting models
  • Participate in long-term projects to determine best practices for campaigns and fundraising
  • Coordinate across departments to put research findings into practice
  • Create and maintain documentation on relevant data, code, and procedures
  • Seek out opportunities for learning that will complement the team’s existing capabilities, and aid other team members in their development through the sharing of knowledge and skills
About You:

You should have:

  • At least 3 years of experience in positions performing quantitative analysis of complex and diverse datasets, ideally in a political or nonprofit context, with a particular preference given to those with experience using predictive modeling for fundraising or political outreach
  • Advanced proficiency in statistical programming using Python (preferred) or R in a data science context, including the use of machine learning and other predictive modeling techniques
  • Familiarity with the Python data science stack, especially Pandas, NumPy, and scikit-learn
  • Experience contributing production code and participating in related processes (e.g., version control, maintaining technical documentation, distributed software development) as part of a highly-collaborative team
  • Familiarity with relational database systems such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, or Vertica
  • Ability to initiate and take point on projects as part of a cross-functional team
  • Talent for explaining complex subject matter to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proven success in learning new skills as needed to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Four-year degree or higher, preferably in a quantitative field (social or physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, or similar)
  • Commitment to the cause of electing Democrats and furthering progressive governance at all levels

Special consideration will be given if you have:

  • Experience creating microtargeting models for voter contact and/or fundraising
  • Familiarity with Apache Spark and other parts of the Hadoop ecosystem for large-scale machine learning tasks
  • Advanced proficiency in machine learning, Bayesian modeling, deep learning, experimental research methodology, and/or data visualization
  • Experience using and contributing to open-source software for data analysis, modeling, or visualization

Application

To apply for this position, fill out the application form here: DATA SCIENTIST (MODELING).

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SURROGATE OPERATIONS
Political
Washington, DC
Description

TThe Deputy Director for Surrogate Operations, located within the Political department, works with departments across the DNC to establish and manage centralized scheduling for surrogates to support and advance the strategy and goals of the Democratic Party. This position will also be responsible for scheduling and providing logistical planning for surrogates to appear at events on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with relevant team members to execute a program that maximizes surrogate participation and engagement across the country
  • Create and maintain a database of political surrogates
  • Track political endorsements of surrogates
  • Manage scheduling and campaign participation for Democratic candidates
  • Plan and oversee all travel, logistical planning, promotion, staffing needs, and briefing materials for high-level surrogates and their events
  • Assist in writing and editing trip briefings for all surrogates
  • Work closely with the Communications team to schedule press bookings and provide support as needed with all media surrogates
  • Assume primary responsibility for managing and executing all new and ongoing projects to support the program’s short- and long-term goals
  • Participate in creation of development materials
  • Additional duties as required
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Management, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of work experience, with a focus on political management
  • Extensive and in-depth familiarity with current U.S. political landscape, including personalities, parties, and processes
  • Ability to handle sensitive political issues as well as schedule leadership engagements
  • Ability to represent the DNC with maturity and judgment and interact with high-level political, non-profit, and other leaders
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills; strong team player
  • Outstanding oral presentation and written communication skills; strong attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities change rapidly
  • Ability to prioritize and attend to multiple assignments
  • Ability to travel domestically as required
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel); Internet skills

Application

Resumes should be emailed to Dncjobs@dnc.org with subject line "DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SURROGATE OPERATIONS"

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


DIGITAL PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Digital
Washington, DC
Description

The Democratic National Committee is looking to hire a Digital Production Assistant to help run one of the largest and most active digital programs in the country. In this position, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining beautiful webpages and elegant user experiences for Democrats across the country, getting written communications from Democratic leaders -- up to and including President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady -- to millions of Democratic supporters, and you'll be involved in the optimization and analytic operations of the Democratic Party.

This is an entry-level position, but we're looking for someone who wants to be the next Democratic digital star, and if you are willing to learn and work really long hours, we will give you the opportunity to become that. This position reports to the Director of Email, but will work with others in the Technology and Digital Departments to design and develop email and web properties.

Responsibilities
  • Be on point for setting up and sending email from Democratic leaders to one of the largest supporter lists in politics.
  • Producing clean, professional user experiences on tight timelines, and with coordination across our engineering team and non-technical departments.
  • Keeping code clean, well-documented and ensuring performance across browsers.
  • Managing a variety of projects and portfolios from start to finish.
  • Assisting in the management of an email calendar, and ensuring complicated initiatives come together.
  • Analyzing and reporting the results of emails campaigns.
  • Spotting trends in our data and strategizing on how to use new information.
  • Assisting with and creating email test plans.
  • Meeting deadlines, prioritizing tasks and efficiently communicating in a busy, fast-paced environment.
Requirements
  • Ability to write HTML5 and CSS3 and jQuery, and care deeply about responsive design;
  • Extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm about working to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket;
  • An entrepreneurial and innovative spirit to identify opportunities to implement, execute, and optimize digital strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask.
  • Familiarity with an email tool like Blue State Digital, ActionKit, Salsa, Convio or similar;
  • WordPress or Expression Engine (as a developer and a user);
  • Digital organizing and fundraising;
  • JavaScript frameworks and libraries
Application

To apply for this position, fill out the application form here: DIGITAL PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


DIGITAL WRITER
Digital
Washington, DC
Description

The Democratic National Committee is looking to hire a few talented Digital Writers to create content for our email list and social media properties (think @TheDemocrats and @JoeBiden). In this job, you'll work daily to engage millions of Americans to support President Obama and Democrats across the country. You’ll also help build an organization to support the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, hold the GOP contenders accountable as they fight for the nomination over the next year, and elect Democratic candidates for offices up and down the ticket. Specifically, you will be responsible for planning, writing, and executing grassroots email campaigns, social media content, and copy for web properties. This is not an entry-level job, and you’ll work with senior leadership to craft our message online.

Requirements
  • One election cycle or 2+ years experience working in digital strategy for an electoral campaign, advocacy organization or non-profit.
  • Expert organizing and campaigning knowledge; should be familiar with digital organizing, social media, and fundraising best practices.
  • An eagle-eye for typos and errors
  • Ability to adapt to and create multiple writing tones and styles
  • Willingness to work long hours as needed
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • An addiction to political news in every format from TV to Twitter
  • Familiarity with digital and social media platforms and a sense of excitement for new innovations in online media
  • Passion for engaging millions of Americans in advancing President Obama's agenda, strengthening the Democratic Party, and winning the 2016 elections
  • Candidates must be willing to relocate to Washington, DC
  • Preferred: Familiarity with online organizing platforms (e.g. Blue State Digital, Convio, ActionKit)
  • Preferred: HTML/CSS, Website CMS, CRM, and/or mass email systems
  • Preferred: Statistical analysis and reporting
  • Preferred: optimization and A/B testing
  • Preferred: email writing for campaigns or speechwriting for a political campaign or office
Application

To apply for this position, fill out the application form here: DIGITAL WRITER.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


FRONT END DEVELOPER
Technology
Washington, DC
Description

Position Summary:

Front End Developers create and maintain beautiful websites and elegant user experiences for Democrats across the country. The last few years have seen incredible advances in web and campaign technology, and the Front End Developer will help Democrats leverage these advances, while laying the groundwork for what comes next.

This position reports to the Director of Engineering and will work in a tight-knit Front End team, engaging with others in the Technology and Digital Departments to design and develop web properties and applications for both the DNC and Democratic campaigns and committees.

Responsibilities:
  • Produce clean, professional user experiences on tight timeline, and with coordination across our engineering and design teams as well as non-technical departments;
  • Keep code clean, well-documented and ensure performance across browsers;
  • Translate requests from non-technical people into very technical products;
  • Train and support users across the DNC in how to add and update content across their web properties;
  • Meet deadlines, prioritizing tasks and communicating in a busy, fast-paced environment.
About You:

Front End Developers will work with our Digital team to imagine new organizing, engagement and fundraising strategies while pushing our full stack engineers to build better, more performant tools to help elect Democrats. You probably also:

  • Write HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript;
  • Have a working knowledge of PHP;
  • Care deeply about responsive design;
  • Have managed A/B testing and have an understanding of web performance optimization;
  • Obsess over image optimization, user interactions and other details that occur at the intersection of design and code.
PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR EXPERIENCE WITH:
  • Blue State Digital tools
  • WordPress or Expression Engine (as a developer and a user)
  • Digital organizing and fundraising
  • JavaScript frameworks and libraries

Application

To apply for this position, fill out the application form here: FRONT END DEVELOPER.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


JUNIOR DESIGNER
Digital
Washington, DC
Description

We are looking for a designer with strong typography skills to help maintain the brand message through all visual communications online and offline.

The ideal candidate has a passion for Minimalist design, has their eye on the latest web trends, and can demonstrate basic coding skills. Candidates should be able to design within an established brand identity system, while pushing the direction forward. Daily projects would include social media graphics, printed materials for events and press, photograph selection and collaborating with lead designer on larger web projects and campaigns.

You'll work daily to engage millions of Americans to support President Obama and Democrats across the country, and coordinate with senior leadership to shape our brand.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with digital team to execute design decisions for the DNC across digital and traditional platforms
  • Create digital graphics and branded collateral to support all departments of the DNC
  • Assist in photography selection and file maintenance for graphics
  • Design social media campaigns, and support digital initiatives
Required Skills:
  • Previous experience or an internship at an agency or in-house creative department preferred
  • High energy and positive attitude
  • A solid creative portfolio that features typography work and creative branding projects
  • Advanced Adobe skills
  • HTML/CSS
Additional Relevant Skills:
  • Illustration
  • Print Production
  • Consumer Products
  • Advanced front-end web design and coding experience
Other details:
  • You should be ready to work hard; this isn't a 9-5 sort of job
  • You should have the ability to work under deadline pressure and manage multiple projects
  • You should be passionate about engaging millions of Americans in advancing President Obama's agenda and changing our country for the better
  • You must be in DC or be willing to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area

Application

To apply for this position, fill out the application form here: JUNIOR DESIGNER.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


PRESS SECRETARY
DNCC Communications
DC/Philadelphia
Description

The Press Secretary is the primary on-the-record spokesperson for the Democratic National Convention Committee. This person will develop proactive, long-term communications strategies to promote the DNCC, develop media relationships, respond to inquiries and generate enthusiasm for the Convention.

Responsibilities
  • Serves as primary media contact for the DNCC
  • Develops press and messaging strategies to promote the long-term goals of the Democratic Convention
  • Oversees conception, creation and execution of press events
  • Manages day-to-day press operations for the DNCC including the development and maintenance of national, state-wide and specialty media relations.
  • Writes (and/or oversees development of) talking points, press releases, and online content
Requirements:
  • B.A. in communications, journalism, political science or related experience
  • 5-10 years of communications experience, including on-the-record experience
  • Excellent writing, editing, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Strong adherence to tight deadlines

Application

Resumes should be emailed to MellodyA@dnc.org with subject line "PRESS SECRETARY"

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


TRACKER
Research
Washington, DC
Description

Trackers are our eyes and ears, instrumental in the work we do to hold Republicans accountable for their statements and proposals. They are on the ground, attending the Republican events documenting and monitoring the opposition while staying in close contact with the research team in DC. In this position, the Tracker will:

Responsibilities
  • Monitor in-state schedules for Republican presidential hopefuls and major surrogates in cooperation with DC Research staff
  • Attend all public events where possible presidential candidates and major surrogates appear and videotape their remarks
  • Immediately flag news-worthy remarks or happenings from the event and quickly transmit the footage to the DC Research office
  • Assist in transcriptions and additional on the ground research needs as requested
Requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Cunning attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask questions and quickly learn new tasks and databases
  • Self-motivated with the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Crucial technical skills include the ability to record and transmit digital video and a resourcefulness in making these systems work on the road
  • Possess a strong political instinct and knowledge of current political events and policy and ability to become well-versed in candidate’s statements
  • Must maintain calm under pressure, be both assertive and respectful enough to get into Republican events, and feel comfortable videoing them
Application

Resumes should be emailed to ResumesR@dnc.org with subject line "TRACKER"

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


VIDEO PRODUCER
Digital
Washington, DC
Description

The Democratic National Committee is looking for an experienced video producer to conceptualize, shoot, and edit rapid response, branding, and narrative content for the 2016 election cycle. In this position, you’ll be an integral part of the communications and digital teams, helping to use video to tell our party’s story and hold Republicans accountable. We’ll need you to create visually compelling, creative, and interesting videos for YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, and even television. To do this job well, you need an eye for the political news cycle, the skills of a filmmaker, and a finger on the pulse of the internet, and the ability to get things done under short and often unpredictable deadlines. We’re looking for someone who can produce shoots with our Party’s principal voices and recognize moments when a great video will help to define the values of the Democratic Party—or move millions of people to take action.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Script, produce, edit, and animate creative, rapid response videos pegged to the news cycle.
  • Long-term narrative projects about DNC initiatives and branding.
  • Working closely with elected officials and principles to film political video content.
Requirements and Skills:
  • Adobe CC production suite, including but not limited to Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of shot composition, camera use, lighting, and audio
  • 1-2 years in communications, digital, or media
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage projects across departments

Application

To apply for this position, fill out the application form here: VIDEO PRODUCER.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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