States Press Secretary
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliate organizations are seeking an experienced and politically savvy States Press Secretary. This person will primarily work across the organization to plan and execute state-specific political and advocacy campaigns leading up to and through the redistricting process that will take place over the next couple of years. The ideal candidate is a team player with strong writing abilities and an interest in state-level politics. This position requires a strong work ethic, ability to think quickly in a fast-paced environment, and attention to detail.
- Work with national and state staff to create, plan, and execute campaigns and press events in priority states.
- Actively pitch stories about NDRC and affiliate activity to national and state-based reporters.
- Work closely with advocacy and digital teams to ensure consistent messaging across all of our platforms both offline and online.
- Help maintain press lists and distribute materials, especially in key target states
- Assist the Communications Director with projects as necessary
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
- Strong written and communication skills
- Experience preparing surrogates, staff, or volunteers for press opportunities
- At least 4-5 years’ experience in communications and press relations, preferably with a combination of campaign, advocacy, or policy experience
- On the record experience preferred
- An understanding and interest in politics and advocacy on both the national and state legislative level
- Experience with key regional and/or national political reporters
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.
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