Assistant Press Secretary

Washington, DC (DNC HQ)
Communications /
Full-time /
On-site
The Assistant Press Secretary assists the communications team with drafting rapid response press materials, talking points, organizing press calls, distributing materials to reporters, and more. 

Responsibilities:

    • Work in coordination with the communications team including spokespeople, rapid response, and states teams to craft and execute the DNC’s rapid response strategy; 
    • Carry out special projects and message events; 
    • Help manage the distribution and quality of written materials every day, from drafting to delivery; 
    • Monitor breaking news and identify opportunities to accomplish the DNC’s message goals;
    • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission.

Qualifications:

    • 1-3 years of experience in political communications or similar, including internships;
    • Ability and desire to keep up with the news cycle;
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills across multiple media; and,
    • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.

This is a full-time, exempt position, that may require work on weekends.  This position is in the bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local-500. The starting salary for the Assistant Press Secretary is $56,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position has an end date of November 15th, 2024.


Benefits:
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, open leave, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 5% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.