Communications Director

JOB OVERVIEW

NDRC seeks a Communications Director who will develop and execute a proactive and comprehensive communications strategy for the organization. The Communications Director should be: 

  • Capable of building out and managing a communications team and program that spans electoral, advocacy and legal work, and which operates at both the national and state level 
  • Well-versed in all aspects of political communications and able to lead the development of a proactive communications plan, from concept through execution
  • Proficient in coordinating a communications strategy and narrative across departments and channels
  • Able to produce high-quality content quickly and regularly
  • Experienced in rapid response activities that are oriented toward proactive shaping press coverage and narratives

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Communications Director is responsible for managing all communications plans and activities for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliated entities. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Supervising the work of Communications Department employees
  • Providing internal messaging guidance across the organization, including building and managing a proactive communications calendar  
  • Managing a communications team that works collaboratively with staff and departments across the organization
  • Overseeing organizational collateral development
  • Preparing and staffing NDRC principals and stakeholders for high-level press interactions
  • Directing external-facing communications projects
  • Managing the organization’s interactions with the media, including maintaining relationships with surrogates and the press

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of three years as Communications Director
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Experience staffing principals
  • Relationships with national political reporters 
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of senior staff
  • Ability to effectively manage and supervise the work of others
  • Familiarity with democratic and redistricting politics highly desirable
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment
  • Commitment to democracy reform and fair redistricting

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for a position at the NDRC, please submit a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to 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.
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