Constituency Communications Coordinator
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Rolling
Desired Start Date: ASAP
The Communications Department helps facilitate Bernie 2020’s conversation with the public. Our team works to promote Sen. Bernie Sanders’ agenda, elevate and amplify stories of everyday Americans, and provide support to our teams across the country. The Constituency Communications Coordinator will:
- Develop and execute communications tactics to reach ethnic and constituency media
- Media outreach and relationship development with national and local news outlets
- Strategic communications planning to target and reach diverse communities through earned media and digital communications
- Draft materials including talking points, press releases, and op-eds, among others
- Track relevant local news coverage and develop rapid response programming
- Assist in planning and executing events and media interviews
- Work collaboratively with national communications team and constituency organizing directors
- Assist in surrogate development that emphasizes diversity and inclusion
- Serve as an expert in the ethnic and specialty media landscape
- Other duties as assigned
- 1-3 years traditional communications or PR experience on electoral campaigns and/or a political, community, news outlet, labor organization, government agency, or PR agency
- Experience working with ethnic media news outlets. Fluency in a second language a plus.
- Exceptional writing and understanding of the campaign’s message
- Strong analytical skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent interpersonal and team management skills
- Ability to multitask, create and achieve goals, meet deadlines and creatively solve problems
- Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment that will include long hours, nights, and weekends, including a minimum 6-day week
- Willing to relocate to Washington, D.C.
Supervisory Duties None
Salary: $52,000 per year
Full-Time employees are eligible for benefits, including health care, vision, and dental insurance; sick leave, paid time off, cell phone stipend, and more.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This campaign is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, in programming, and in all other aspects of the work we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply connected to our mission, our success, and to serving the American people. Some organizational priorities include:
- Building policies, procedures and services that uplift and protect everyone and do not lead to inequalities;
- Creating teams and relationships among staff, volunteers, and supporters that are reflective of the populations we serve;
- Increasing engagement of communities of color, women, those with disabilities, and all people historically shut out of electoral and caucus processes;
- Prioritizing the inclusion of diverse communities in internal leadership;
- Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness;
- Creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and discourse related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
- Changing the historical culture of inequity and exclusion pervasive in political campaigns.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Campaign recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes qualified candidates on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.