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Deputy Press Secretary

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

Administration
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023
The Deputy Press Secretary supports the communications team with drafting and editing rapid response materials, including talking points, statements, and releases; organizing press calls, distributing materials to reporters, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in coordination with the communications team including spokespeople, rapid response, and states teams to craft and execute the DNC’s national press strategy;
  • Carry out special projects and message events;
  • Help manage the distribution and quality of written materials every day – including talking points, statements, Op-Eds, and remarks where needed.
  • 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:

  • 2-4 years of experience in political communications or similar
  • 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 Deputy Press Secretary is $68,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position has an end date of November 15th, 2024.
Benefits:
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;
- Up to a 5% 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.