Deputy Press Secretary

Democracy Forward seeks a motivated, creative individual with sharp press skills to help drive our work in the media and support the communications team. You’ll be an integral part of DF’s communications team and work with every part of the organization to craft a compelling, relatable, and mission-oriented message. We have an aggressive communications team and are looking for someone ready to hit the ground running. This role will interact directly with reporters on a daily basis and have ample room to grow.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pitch Democracy Forward lawsuits, research and other work to reporters
  • Interact daily with reporters on behalf of Democracy Forward
  • Assist with writing talking points and other communications products
  • Assist with social media and CRM tasks
  • Assist with developing region/state-specific pitches related to Democracy Forward’s work
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

We’re looking for a strategic doer who thrives in a small-team environment and has a passion for press work. You might be a good fit for this role if you’ve been working on a press team in a government office, campaign or non-profit and are interested in taking the next step in your career; if you’re interested in joining a team committed to challenging unlawful and unethical abuses of power by the executive branch; and if you’re interested in working in a startup, mission-driven environment. This might mean, but does not require, the following experience and skills:

  • 2-3 years government, nonprofit or campaign experience a plus
  • Proficiency in digital platforms like WordPress, MailChimp, BSD Tools, ActBlue, NGP, etc.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience working with press logistics and/or directly with reporters
  • Commitment to building successful outcomes and taking ownership over a growing program and team.
  • Team-player capable of setting goals and measuring progress.
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with legal issues and litigation.

Apply

To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications to jobs@DemocracyForward.org. In the subject line, please reference Democracy Forward and the exact title of the job for which you are applying. Announcements will remain posted until positions are filled.

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