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Associate Communications Director, Democracy Campaigns

The Hub Project

The Hub Project

Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is a nonprofit effort comprising a growing team of communications, research, operations, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to creating an environment where people from all backgrounds can participate, grow, and succeed in our organization. We believe we have a duty to use our power and privilege to contribute to transformational change to ensure our government is working for everyone and that all families have a fair shot.
Reports to: Communications Director
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary Range: $82k - $90k
Position SummaryThe Hub Project has an immediate opening for an Associate Communications Director, Democracy Campaigns to drive media coverage for pro-democracy and accountability campaigns. The Associate Director will be responsible for pitching press and managing rapid response strategy, including leading development of written materials like press releases, working directly with reporters to shape stories, and placing opposition research, among other responsibilities. This person should be very plugged into the congressional political news cycle, have close media relationships and have a demonstrated interest in mentoring and growing junior staff.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks :

  • Work closely with the Communications Director to develop and execute creative communications strategies that drive media coverage
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with political press, local reporters and broadcast producers
  • Drive earned media outreach by proactively pitching national and local stories
  • Work closely with the Communications Associate and Senior Writer to develop written press products like press releases, fact sheets and talking points, and other materials as appropriate
  • Manage a comprehensive media monitoring operation to identify opportunities and respond to the news cycle quickly and effectively
  • Organize and execute press events and rallies in D.C. and in target districts
  • Pitch and prepare spokespeople for interviews
  • Leverage polling and other tools to sharpen and strengthen the narrative
  • All employees of NVF are required to complete timesheets

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated, relevant work experience in media relations, campaigns, issue advocacy, agency, political or other relevant settings
  • Creative problem solver and team player with a sense of urgency
  • Experience managing and mentoring junior staff and interns
  • Robust network of political press relationships and demonstrated experience pitching media
  • A deep understanding of earned media management and political news, and a creative approach to garnering press coverage
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to turn around press product under tight deadlines during rapid response situations
  • Well organized with the ability to prioritize across multiple projects and meet state goals under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to progressive causes and equity
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within team settings
  • Flexibility and an openness to evolving responsibilities
This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific employment terms and conditions are subject to labor-management negotiations and a potential Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 120 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment.
Hiring Statement
The Hub is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
COVID-19 Safety Considerations and Vaccination Policy
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, The Hub requires that any employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees are expected to report to work in person; all individuals entering the Hub offices will be asked to produce vaccination documentation for entrance to the premises. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@newventurefund.org.
How to apply
To begin the application process, click "Apply For This Job." This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.