Communications Director

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Washington, DC

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@democraticredistricting.com
  • Address your cover letter to “Hiring Manager”
  • Put the title of the position in the email subject line
  • Only send documents in PDF format

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

Equal Opportunity & Diversity

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.