Communications Associate

JOB OVERVIEW

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliate organizations is seeking a Communications Associate. 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.

 

Responsibilities

  • Helping to create and execute plans for the release of new campaigns and existing priorities. 
  • Assisting with message development and sharing information both internally and externally. 
  • Tracking news coverage of the issues and activity important to the redistricting process
  • Administrative oversight of key projects (scheduling and running meetings, tracking roll-outs etc.).

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Experience preparing written press materials including talking points, press releases, and op-eds. 
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in communications or press relations, preferably in a political campaign or advocacy environment. 
  • An interest in state level politics 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work within a fast-moving organization.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for a position at the NDRC, please submit a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments on an email to jobs@democraticredistricting.com. Please address your cover letter to “Hiring Manager” and put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

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.

You can help!

We can’t do this without your help, and there’s a lot to be done. Join us as we bring fair lines back to our states and common sense back to our politics. No matter where you live, get involved today.

Have a suggestion or need our help? Email us at info@democraticredistricting.com.
Interested in joining our team? Read our list of career opportunities here.
Have a press inquiry? Email us at news@democraticredistricting.com.

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