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Assistant Press Secretary

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
The Assistant Press Secretary assists the communications team with drafting rapid response press materials, talking points, organizing press calls, distributing materials to reporters, and more.


  • Work in coordination with the communications team including spokespeople, rapid response, and states teams to craft and execute the DNC’s rapid response strategy;
  • Carry out special projects and message events;
  • Help manage the distribution and quality of written materials every day, from drafting to delivery;
  • Monitor breaking news and identify opportunities to accomplish the DNC’s message goals;
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission.


  • 1-3 years of experience in political communications or similar, including internships;
  • Ability and desire to keep up with the news cycle;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills across multiple media; and,
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.
This is a full-time, exempt position, that may require work on weekends. This position is in the bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local-500. The starting salary for the Assistant Press Secretary is $56,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position has an end date of November 15th, 2024.
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, open leave, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.