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National Press Secretary

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

Administration
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
The National Press Secretary is the primary on the record spokesperson of the Democratic National Committee to all national reporters. This role works to develop positive relationships with members of the media and pitches both short and long-term stories.

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Communications Director to develop and execute a communications plan and 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.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.A. in Journalism, Communications, Political Science, Public Policy, related field, or equivalent experience;
  • 5-7 years or 3 cycles of related experience in press;
  • Excellent writing and research skills;
  • Experience with online communications and research tools;
  • Extensive social networking skills;
  • Previous on the record experience required.
The National Press Secretary position will require travel, which could be up to 25% of the time.
The starting salary for the National Press Secretary position is $130,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, exempt position, that may require work on weekends.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), 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 provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC 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 physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.
The DNC 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 DNC’s COVID-19 policy, you should speak to the HR team prior to reporting to an office location.
Benefits:
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, vacation, 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;
- Up to a 4% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.