hero

Hiring partners are below, but we're here to help!

First, submit your resume to us directly so we can help make personal intros. We'll be able to vouch for your candidacy and can encourage partners to review your profile! From there, share this with any mission-driven job-seekers in your network; we'd be glad to support them, too.
307
companies
1,021
Jobs

Associate Director of Studio 2024

2024 Democratic National Convention Committee

2024 Democratic National Convention Committee

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

OVERVIEW

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) is the official arm of the Democratic National Committee responsible for planning the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago from August 19-22, 2024. The Democratic National Convention is the formal event where Democrats from all 50 states and the U.S. territories will gather in Chicago to rally behind the Biden-Harris nomination, celebrate our achievements over this past term, and chart a path for the future. Primetime programming will be held at the United Center and other party activities will be conducted at the McCormick Place Convention Center, both planned in close coordination with the Chicago Host Committee, City of Chicago, State of Illinois, and the Biden for President campaign.


The DNCC aims to build a platform for President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Democrats to tell our story to the American people about a proven track record of historic accomplishments and the stakes of the election. The 2024 convention will pull in more Americans than ever before, bringing back the beloved traditions of past conventions and building on the innovative elements from the virtual convention.

SUMMARY

The Associate Director of Studio 2024 is responsible for overseeing the booking and space use operation of the DNCC’s in-house, live-broadcast studio footprint (collectively referred to as “Studio 2024”). The Studio 2024 team provides state-of-the-art studio spaces for surrogates and content creators to deliver messaging to key states and audiences via remote TV interviews, radio call in interviews, podcast interviews, live programming, and other creative digital engagement opportunities.

This position is within the Communications Department. The Communications Department is responsible for creating and implementing the communications strategy, messaging, and narrative for the Democratic National Convention. During the Convention, the Communications Department will execute an integrated media, surrogates, digital, and logistics plan to showcase the vision of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Democrats to the American people.

REPORTING STRUCTURE

  • The Associate Director of Studio 2024 reports to the Director of Studio 2024.
  • The Associate Director of Studio 2024 will work in tandem with the Director of Studio 2024, Deputy Director of Studio 2024, Director of Surrogate Communications, and Director of Digital Strategy.
  • The Associate Director of Studio 2024 will be responsible for managing and overseeing other staff members, interns and volunteers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and oversee Studio 2024 space booking strategy, maintain detailed documentation of studio calendars/schedules, procedures, and workflows.
  • Serve as booking operations lead and manage relationships with key departments and consultants feeding surrogates and content creators into Studio 2024 spaces.
  • Work closely with Studio 2024 leadership to allocate time blocks in all Studio 2024 spaces for content creation and messaging.
  • Manage other personnel involved in the booking operation, including, staff, consultants and volunteers.
  • Develop and implement training programs for staff and volunteers to ensure consistent quality and operational efficiency.
  • Ensure a smooth booking and scheduling system with the Director of Surrogate Communications, Director of Digital Strategy and to maximize surrogate and creator availability in the most strategic and streamlined way.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong political judgment and understanding of the political landscape, ensuring content and messaging align with organizational goals.
  • Experience working with senior principals, celebrities, influencers and other notable guests.
  • Digital media and post-production experience is a plus.
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to focus on priorities, solve problems, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Extremely well organized with superior attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sense of humor and ability to work well on a team.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, strong problem solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle high-pressure situations with grace and professionalism.
  • Flexibility and openness to evolving responsibilities.
  • Willingness to be a proactive team member to help accomplish the goals of the Convention.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The DNCC will mainly operate out of the Headquarters Office, but will also maintain a number of satellite offices and additional venues. All of these spaces are professional office environments, and will require the operation of office equipment such as computers, phones, and copy machines. This position mainly uses an assigned workstation but may require movement or maintaining a stationary position for short or long periods of time. Employees may be asked to do tasks requiring dexterity or lifting items weighing up to 25 lbs. All employees may request reasonable accommodation to perform their job tasks.

ANTICIPATED START DATE: June 18, 2024

LOCATION: Chicago, IL

TRAVEL: There is no travel expected for this position.

FLSA ELIGIBILITY: This is an exempt position under the FLSA.

SALARY & BENEFITS: The anticipated starting salary for this position is $100K annualized. The DNCC offers a benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance.

COVID-19 Policy

To center the safety and well-being of our teams, The DNCC requires all employees to be "up to date" on COVID-19 vaccination status as prescribed by the CDC as a condition of employment, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law. If you seek a reasonable accommodation in relation to the DNCC’s COVID-19 policy, you should speak to the HR team prior to reporting to an office location.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that is best able to deliver a Convention that reflects the values and diversity of our Party and Country. The DNCC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNCC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

Reasonable Accommodation

The Democratic National Convention Committee is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, the DNCC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If a reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact hr@demconvention.com.