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Senior Account Executive - Campaigns (comp listed)

RALLY
RALLY
Job Functions:
Marketing & Communications
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA
Compensation:
80,000 – 105,000 USD per year
Posted on:
03/21/2022

WE ARE RALLY

RALLY is an issue-driven communications and political consulting firm with a record of winning elections and driving progress around complex political and social problems. Our firm was founded in California and over the past ten-plus years has grown to four offices and a team of 80-plus professionals. As a team, we strive to be:

  • Adaptable and agile
  • Inspiring and persuasive
  • Innovative and inventive
  • Curious and growth-minded
  • Collaborative and team-oriented
  • Culturally intelligent and equity-promotive

The small team within RALLY that leads our political campaign practice has worked on candidate, ballot measure, and independent expenditure campaigns in California, across the west, and in states throughout the country with a focus on paid media strategy, creativity, and execution.

As a firm, we are committed to fostering belonging in a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn and work together to change the world. RALLY is strengthened by our team’s diversity, including race and ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. RALLY is an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered. We strongly encourage folks from all backgrounds to apply.

Please also note that RALLY requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all employees. This role is not a remote position and will be based in either our San Francisco or Los Angeles office.

HOW WE WORK

RALLY is proud to work on an extensive range of critical social issues, including education, environmental protection, immigration, health care, women’s rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, financial inequality, gun violence, and more. We work with leading foundations, advocacy organizations, philanthropists, high-profile individuals, candidates, ballot measures, independent expenditures, and commercial entities who strive to shape public policy, discourse, and opinion. They engage us to:

  • Identify unique strategies to advance critical issues
  • Design and execute impactful campaigns with powerful messaging
  • Build campaigns from the ground up
  • Develop and execute sophisticated digital campaigns
  • Design compelling brand identities, graphics, and storytelling content

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE — CAMPAIGNS

RALLY is seeking a Senior Account Executive for Campaigns to join our firm. The Senior Account Executive is responsible for providing support to RALLY client project team members in the strategic development and implementation of clients’ electoral campaigns.

Our Senior Account Executives are responsible for managing RALLY’s role within a campaign and are steeped in execution. That means they are client-facing and they lead the development of campaign plans, electoral strategy, messaging frameworks, press plans, etc. Additionally, an individual in this position is expected to manage internal teams, advise external campaign staff, and provide support to senior management. They are fully integrated on our Campaigns team and are expected to think creatively and independently and take ownership of assigned projects. Senior Account Executives are able to manage projects with limited assistance, as well as work on multiple accounts and in differing roles. Senior Account Executives are also exposed to a wide variety of tasks and issue areas beyond their primary responsibilities.

No two days at RALLY are the same, but your day might start with leading a client check-in in the midst of a complex campaign launch followed by working with the printer to ensure a mailer is on schedule, followed by working with senior management to conceptualize or finalize a video script. On a different day, you may provide feedback to a candidate’s campaign manager on how to announce a key endorsement before shifting gears to prep for a discussion with a new client on their field campaign goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing strategic campaign consulting for multiple clients, including leading one to three accounts (potentially including candidates, independent expenditures/PACs, and ballot measures)

  • Engaging with clients on a daily basis—videoconferencing, on the phone, and/or via email, and text

  • Providing strategic guidance and day-to-day supervision for assigned client accounts, including junior staff mentorship, supervision, and oversight of work product quality

  • Anticipating client needs, as well as internal team needs and assignments, on a daily basis

  • Support all aspects of paid media for campaigns clients, including for TV ads, direct mail, and digital communications from concept to approvals to execution

  • Assist with campaign message development

  • Performing fundamental public relations tasks, such as developing and editing high-quality media materials (press releases, briefing memos, media advisories) and pitching and placing stories by and about clients in print, online, and broadcast outlets

  • Demonstrating tactical proficiency in a broad array of campaign strategies and tactics, including:Creating and managing campaign plans Developing field targets, including for phone banking, precinct walking, and texting Advising on execution of events Providing effective training of candidates and campaign spokespersons on speeches and presentations

  • Conducting data research and analysis, setting goals to win elections, defining target universes across multiple voter communication tools

  • Using digital election tools to support client operations (e.g. NationBuilder, etc.)

  • Managing and updating social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

  • Monitoring trends and changes in political landscapes, news media, and social media in targeted and active markets

  • Conducting issue and candidate research with the ability to distill key points and offer strategic insights on the information gathered

  • Attending regular staff, team, and client meetings, and providing input and feedback on business improvement, including the craft of client service, staff development, and office procedures

  • Pursuing your professional development plan developed in collaboration with your supervisor and mentor

  • Showing initiative by taking on new projects and actively growing new skill sets

  • Contributing to strategic growth and brand positioning for the firm overall

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Five-seven years of experience in public interest advocacy, public relations, or demonstrated equivalent at a firm/agency, foundation/association, or in an electoral campaign
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Experience in issue advocacy and using communications to advance progressive issues
  • Strong understanding of public relations concepts and tactics, including drafting press releases, building press lists, pitching, and engaging with reporters
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with varying levels of company staff, clients, media, and vendors
  • Strong computer skills, experience with Google Workspace, as well as Microsoft Office Suite, and a working knowledge of other web-based tools and platforms
  • Ability to manage project workflow, manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Innovative and solutions-oriented mindset
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness, optimism, and flexibility in approach to project assignments
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Intellectual curiosity, high emotional intelligence, and sense of humor
  • Team player with the ability to step into leadership roles

BENEFITS AND PERKS

At RALLY, we believe a business is only as good as its people. That’s why we’re invested in providing a broad range of employee benefits and perks that demonstrate our commitment to our people, their growth and development, and the vibrant RALLY culture we are building together.

We believe that changing the world should come with a healthy paycheck, time to recharge, and support to reach new heights. RALLY offers a competitive salary plus eligibility for performance-based and new business bonuses. We also offer a healthy benefits package, plus some perks:

  • Eighteen days paid time off
  • Eleven Federal holidays including Juneteenth and Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Two bereavement days a year
  • One floating holiday a year to use at your discretion
  • One week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Summer Fridays (half-days) and half-days prior to Federal holidays
  • A one-month paid sabbatical after seven years of employment
  • Generous health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401k plan with an employer match
  • Cell phone and home internet stipend up to $150 per month
  • Networking stipend
  • Paid family and medical leave policy which greatly exceeds what the law mandates
  • Mentorship program plus monthly learning sessions/seminars
  • Annual review with 360 feedback and semi-annual check-ins
  • Monthly in-office birthday celebrations
  • Paid lunch stipend of $25 on your birthday
  • Annual RALLY holiday party, summer BBQ, and annual staff retreat

Our firm uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.

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