Rapid Response Director

Washington, DC (DNC HQ)
Communications /
Full-time /
The Rapid Response Director leads the department’s effort to hold the Republican Party, and 2024 candidates accountable for their records and contrast their positions with the Biden-Harris agenda through a variety of tactics including press blasts, statements, press calls, video, digital products and more, at the direction of the Communications Director. 


    • Work in coordination with the Communications Director 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.


    • Candidates should have a sharp eye for message, enjoy following all the twists and turns of a 24/7 news cycle, and have the ability to turn around high-quality products quickly. 
    • Candidates should have 6-8 years of experience, including multiple years on the record in high-pressure environments.

The Rapid Response Director position will require travel, which could be up to 10% of the time.

The starting salary for the Rapid Response Director position is $100,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, exempt position, that may require work on weekends.  This position has an end date of November 15th, 2024.

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.