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  • Ohio Democrats Press Secretary

    Posted by noah on May 16, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

    The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a talented, passionate professional to serve as party Press Secretary and communicate ODP’s priorities and hold Republicans accountable both with the media and with outside stakeholders. The Press Secretary will work closely with the Chair, senior staff and a number of campaign partners to support top-tier, statewide campaigns, organize press events to communicate the Party’s message and values, respond rapidly to news of the day and press inquiries and keep stakeholders and allies informed of the work of the Party. The Press Secretary will report to the Executive Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Managing local and national reporter relationships, pitching stories and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson for the Party and point-person for press inquiries.
    • Drafting and editing written materials such as press releases, talking points, remarks, op-eds, and additional external and internal communication materials as needed.
    • Booking and staffing the Chair and surrogates for interviews along with preparing and executing earned media events with the Chair and surrogates from beginning to end – including advancing events when necessary.
    • Managing Party surrogates and ensuring talkers are up-to-date with race updates and talking points.
    • Brainstorming creative tactics to further the communications department’s short and long term goals.
    • Developing and implementing overarching communications strategy, plans and ensuring message continuity across all areas of communication programs
    • Maintaining relationships with the media and outside campaigns/partners
    • Ensuring the day-to-day press needs of the Party – press releases, clips, talking points, speeches, rapid response – are met.
    • Drafting media materials, including news releases, talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor, speeches
    • Other responsibilities as needed to support the communications department.

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    • Ability to work with stakeholder groups to help spread a coordinated message statewide
    • Familiarity with Ohio’s media landscape and the unique needs of Ohio’s diverse media markets
    • Campaign or legislative communications experience and past experience working with in-state and national media
    • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
    • Knowledge of Ohio politics
    • Multitasker – able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
    • Keen eye for identifying opportunities and potential risk
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and adapt quickly to changing work priorities
    • Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason
    • Attention to detail and a strong skill in proofreading as well as a high-level of accuracy in work
    • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.
    • self-directed learner and with the ability to network and to gain a deeper understanding of the state and our partners
    • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the ability to take feedback and learn

    PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

    • Passionate and thoughtful about what and how they do work and whom they work with;
    • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change (big and small);
    • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed;
    • Realistic but positive in outlook, not ego- or turf-driven, able to focus on opportunities when faced with challenges;
    • Collaborative by nature;
    • Fully invested in the success of Ohio Democrats.

    The salary will be $5,000 per month and full benefits including PTO as needed, health, dental, and voluntary vision insurance. The hourly expectation will fluctuate depending on the campaign cycle, but will be a minimum of 40 hours per week. Housing will not be provided.

    noah replied 1 day, 15 hours ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • noah

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    May 16, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    Comment “Interested” to get the application link.

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