Rapid Response Director

Florida Democratic Party – Communications /
/ On-site

DESCRIPTION: The Rapid Response Director works on the ground to execute communications strategies to hold Republicans accountable during the 2024 election cycle. They will lead local media outreach, coordinate with other state party staff, and work closely with the DNC communications team to plan and execute both short and long term communications plans. 

Organizing and executing regular press events;
Producing and releasing regular written press materials including press-releases, fact sheets, guest columns and other materials as appropriate;
Developing relationships with key in-state political reporters; 
Booking surrogates on local outlets to drive key messages;
Briefing in-state talkers and communications stakeholders and produce regular talking point distribution to communications allies in-state;
Identifying and briefing surrogates to share personal stories in local earned media.

Excellent writing ability and research comprehension;
Social media fluency;
Strong work ethic and;
Ability to succeed in fast-paced environments, meet deadlines, and solve problems.

Minimum of 2 years of related experience, preferably in political communications;
Experience with online communications and research tools;
Strong work ethic and;
In-state and on-the-record experience preferred.

This position collaborates closely with the DNC HQ communications team.

Logistics, Salary and Benefits
Registered Democrat.
Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable mode of transportation, and theability to travel extensively at times throughout the state for extended periods.
Must reside in Florida or upon hiring relocate to Florida, with a preference for living in the Miami area or Tallahassee. 

TO APPLY:To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: rachel@floridadems.org with “Rapid Response Director Application” in the subject line. 

The Florida Democratic Party is committed to organized labor and is a unionized state Party.  We are also committed to diversity amongst our staff, and recognize that our continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The FDP is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.
$6,500 - $6,500 a month