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North Carolina Democratic Leadership Committee: Communications Advisor

Democratic Governors Association

Democratic Governors Association

Marketing & Communications
North Carolina, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023
The Communications Advisor for the NCDLC (NC Democratic Leadership Committee) works with stakeholders to drive earned media coverage and communicate the Democratic message. The position is responsible for overseeing an overall communications and messaging strategy for the 2024 gubernatorial race. This will include overseeing all internal and external communications, developing communications plans, executing events, and working with reporters.

External Communications

  • On the record spokesperson for the governor’s race
  • Plan and oversee press events ranging from press conferences to press calls.
  • Develop and execute press events with surrogates and elected officials.
  • Direct proactive and rapid response communications.
  • Develop pitch ideas and pitch stories to reporters in North Carolina and nationally.
  • Draft media materials, including press releases, talking points, online content, blast emails, and statements.
  • Work with campaigns to coordinate press and communications strategy and assist as needed.
  • Respond to media inquiries.

Internal Communications

  • Write short and long-term communications plans.
  • Write talking points for events and stakeholders as needed.
  • Develop messaging around issues for stakeholders and allies.
  • Work with staff to manage difficult communications situations including crisis communications.

Digital Media

  • Work with partners to develop and execute digital and social media plans.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years working in political communications, preferably at least one cycle on a statewide campaign.
  • On-the-record experience.
  • Proven ability to execute creative earned media campaigns.
  • Previous record of working and communicating with multiple stakeholders.
  • A willingness to work in a high-paced campaign environment with unpredictable hours.

Logistics & Working Conditions:

  • Full-time position.
  • Will be housed at the North Carolina Democratic Party HQ.
  • Generally, Monday through Friday, shall require evening and weekend hours. Extended hours during election season, State Convention & National Convention.
  • Registered Democrat.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable mode of transportation, and the ability to travel extensively at times throughout the state for more than a day at a time.
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt (not subject to overtime)
Salary & Benefits: The salary and benefits for this position are competitive and commensurate with experience. The pay range is $72,000 to $84,000 annually, or $6,000 to $7,000 monthly.
Employees receive graduated vacation based on years of service, beginning at 10 days of paid vacation for new employees. Employees also receive paid holidays, paid sick leave, and various other forms of paid leave.
Benefits:In consideration of healthcare costs, the position will receive a $550 per month taxable stipend, which may be used to obtain health insurance.
Application and Interview Procedure: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (your discretion) to jobs.ncdlc@gmail.com.
Please only list the words “Communications Advisor Application” in the subject line. Applications improperly submitted will not be accepted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
The North Carolina Democratic Leadership Committee is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.