Pennsylvania Press Secretary

Remote /
Communications – Press /
Full -Time
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the campaign committee responsible for electing and supporting Democratic Governors, is seeking a Pennsylvania Press Secretary for the 2022 cycle. The PA Press Secretary is responsible for helping advance the DGA’s press strategy in the state of Pennsylvania for the 2022 election cycle. As a member of the Communications Team, the PA Press Secretary reports directly to the DGA’s Deputy Communications Director and closely collaborates with campaign staff. 

The salary range for this position is $60-65k depending on experience. This position is based in Philadelphia and it will end November 30, 2022.

We expect many well-qualified candidates to apply to this position, so please provide a resume and a thoughtful, one-page cover letter describing why you think you are the best person to fill this open position at the DGA. This is not an entry-level position. This application will remain open until the position is filled.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Draft press releases, draft media pitches, reporter backgrounders, op-eds, social media content, and other materials as needed;
    • Help cultivate and maintain contact with key political and policy reporters in PennsylvaniaWork in tandem with the DGA Digital Department to utilize digital assets to reach broader audiences;
    • Travel within the state of PA may be required to achieve goals and perform regular responsibilities;
    • Manage other special projects, assignments, and tasks as assigned by the DGA’s Deputy Communications Director.

Qualifications

    • Two to three years of work experience in political communications with at least one cycle of experience working at a statewide level either in an official office or in a campaign capacity;
    • A demonstrated record of pitching stories, cultivating reporter relations, and staffing principles for interviews; on-the-record experience; 
    • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize a varied workload, with the flexibility to adapt to a changing media environment in order to take advantage of new opportunities;
    • Proven ability to collaborate and coordinate with the offices of multiple stakeholder - including both in-state and national interests;
    • Create and distribute talking points and messaging based on research and policy analysis;
    • Strong writing skills;
    • Strong ability to write and edit on a tight deadline;
    • Demonstrated interest and commitment to Democratic candidates and causes;
    • Must be comfortable with long, irregular hours during peak seasons.
Diversity Practices  

The DGA recognizes that its continued success requires a staff of hardworking, intelligent people from diverse backgrounds. The DGA is committed to ensuring equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status.    

The DGA strongly encourages individuals with a diverse background to apply to this position and to share why your demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working in diverse communities makes you a strong applicant.  

Closing 

The DGA offices are based in downtown Washington, DC and staff are currently in a hybrid work protocol due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DGA will work with potential candidates to schedule remote interviews and process on-boarding procedures remotely, if necessary.    

This position comes with 100% employer-paid health care for employee + spouse/partner + dependents, up to 4% 401(k) matching program, employer paid phone bill and other employee benefits.