Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee Communications Director Madison, WI · Full time

The Communications Director will, in tandem with the Executive Director, candidates, and other staff create and implement communication plans for the caucus and candidates at the ADCC. This position is ideal for an excellent political communicator who shows strong initiative with the ability to effectively and independently manage projects with many moving parts to produce high-quality results on tight deadlines.

Description

About the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee: The Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee (WI ADCC) is the only Democratic organization solely focused on recruiting, training, and electing Democrats to the Wisconsin State Assembly. With new legislative maps, we are fighting for a Democratic Majority in 2024!


Communications Director Role: The Communications Director will, in tandem with the Executive Director, candidates, and other staff create and implement communication plans for the caucus and candidates at the ADCC. This position is ideal for an excellent political communicator who shows strong initiative with the ability to effectively and independently manage projects with many moving parts to produce high-quality results on tight deadlines.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with caucus leadership and the Executive Director on the development and execution of overall ADCC communications strategy
  • Work with leadership, candidates, consultants, and staff to create and oversee paid and earned media plans for each targeted campaign
  • Proactively build and maintain relationships with statewide and local press, pitch caucus and candidate stories regularly, and prep candidates and incumbents for press appearances
  • Work with Executive Director and Legislative & Policy Director to create and distribute weekly talking points for members and candidates as well as messaging documents to improve coordinated response to key issues
  • Work with caucus members to tailor messaging to regional needs and issues to make sure talking points are applicable across the state
  • Liaise with caucus partners and allies to ensure coordinated communication efforts on key issues
  • Maintain ADCC social media presence and oversee email program
  • Work with consultants to draft copy and design print, static, and video ads for ADCC and Candidates and assist with approvals process
  • On year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election-preparation as necessary
  • Additional responsibilities as required to support winning Assembly campaigns


Qualifications: Qualified candidates must be highly organized, able to multitask, prioritize, and manage multiple deadlines, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. An ideal Campaigns Director candidate will possess:

  • At least one (1) cycle of paid campaign experience required, two cycles preferred
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with an ability to write and produce content on a wide variety of issues and platforms, at times with very tight deadlines
  • An interest in and understanding of state legislative politics and the ability to think critically and strategically; seizing opportunities and anticipating obstacles
  • Proficient professional experience working with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Some graphic design experience and proficiency with Canva and Adobe Suite preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and meet competing deadlines and keep calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to manage and maintain highly confidential and sensitive information;
  • Quick problem-solving skills and solutions-oriented mindset. Must be able to take, give, and implement feedback
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Reliable access to a computer and personal transportation is required
  • Be a representative of the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee and our policies, including neutrality as directed.


Physical Requirements: The Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee is committed to an inclusive organization supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at the ADCC. The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Working from a computer for long periods of time;
  • Flexibility to work extensive hours outside of normal operating hours;
  • Statewide travel is expected while following public health safety measures.


Compensation:

Salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. All caucus staff are provided with a full health care benefits package, including vision and dental.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. While the application deadline is February 29, 2024, we will be considering applications on a rolling basis, so those interested should submit their application as soon as possible.


ADCC Values: The ADCC is dedicated to building a collaborative and supportive workplace. The organization prioritizes a work environment that is racially just, equitable, and inclusive and holds our vendors to the same standard. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences are highly encouraged to apply.

Salary

$70,000 - $80,000 per year