The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliate organizations are seeking a Communications Associate to join their team. The Communications Associate will contribute to the development and execution of communications campaigns that advance the organizations’ efforts to achieve fair maps during the upcoming redistricting process. This person will work within the communications department and across the organizations to coordinate and track progress on key priorities and campaigns, help draft written materials for internal and external audiences, and assist with message development for the organizations. This position requires a strong work ethic, ability to think quickly in a fast-paced environment, and attention to detail.
- Helping to create and execute plans for the release of new campaigns and advance existing priorities
- Drafting press releases, statements, talking points and other materials
- Assisting with message development and information sharing, both internally and externally
- Tracking news coverage of key issues and activity relevant to the redistricting process
- Administrative oversight of key projects (scheduling and running meetings, tracking roll-outs etc.)
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
- Very strong written and communication skills
- Experience preparing written press materials including talking points, press releases, and op-eds.
- At least 1-3 years’ experience in communications or press relations, preferably in a political campaign or advocacy environment.
- An interest in state and national politics
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to multi-task and work within a fast-moving organization.
To apply for a position at the NDRC, please submit a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments on an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address your cover letter to “Hiring Manager” and put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting July 10th.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE (NDRC)
One of the most important turning points for the future of the country will take place in 2021: when states redraw their Congressional and state legislative lines. Chaired by Eric Holder, the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, NDRC is the first-ever strategic hub for redistricting focused on winning targeted elections and ballot initiatives, advancing legal action, and building the infrastructure to achieve a fairer redistricting process.
Republican gerrymandering after the 2010 Census rigged the system; it is hurting our democracy. The NDRC is working to fix this through a comprehensive strategy that includes overturning unconstitutional maps in court, changing the rules to enact a fairer system for drawing maps, building infrastructure and mobilizing tools ahead of the 2021 redistricting process, and gaining power in targeted states by electing more Democrats.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY POLICY
The NDRC is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country. The NDRC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the NDRC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a NDRC employee. The NDRC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.