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Local Press Specialist

Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (ADLCC)

Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (ADLCC)

Marketing & Communications · Full-time
Arizona, USA
5,500 – 5,500 USD per month
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

About the ADLCC and this role:

The Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (ADLCC) is seeking Local Press Specialists through the November 5 election to support Democratic candidates in Arizona. Each Specialist will provide communications support for multiple candidates, including building relationships with the candidates and key reporters, identifying and executing earned media opportunities, executing a social media strategy, and drafting press releases and other materials as needed.

Candidates should be based within commuting distance of Phoenix, Arizona or be willing to relocate. A relocation stipend can be available.

People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQI+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Logistics

Duration: June 1 - November 15, 2024 includes night and weekend work, as necessary Location: Phoenix, Arizona with some in-state travel required Salary: $5,500 per month

Responsibilities

Earned Media (70%)

  • Perform daily communications functions, including media monitoring; drafting press materials including advisories, press releases, statements, and op-eds; and preparing candidates and other spokespeople for media events
  • Manage campaign media lists and develop relationships with key reporters
  • Identify and execute proactive earned media and rapid response opportunities, including pitching and interfacing directly with reporters and producers on behalf of the candidates
  • Provide support to battleground candidates' campaigns by identifying endorsement opportunities, drafting materials for endorsement applications, and rollout of received endorsements
  • Work with the the team in creating talking points and concise language to be used both on social media, newsletters and in traditional media; lead these programs as needed
  • Conceptualize, organize, and manage press events
  • Serve as spokesperson for the campaign as needed
  • Coordinate with campaigns, partner organizations, and consultants on a regular basis

Direct Candidate Communications Support (30%)

  • Develop and execute, along with a district manager, social media strategy for candidates' social media platforms to get press and increase engagemente.g., determining when it might make sense to share a statement or reach out to a reporter via social media e.g. writing, posting, and responding to social media posts and followers

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Prior campaign experience preferred
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills, and comfort working in fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of the current media landscape, including a sense of what’s newsworthy, an understanding of a wide range of news outlets and journalists, and experience directly interacting with reporters
  • Technical fluency with tools such as Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • High level of organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, and an ability to multitask
  • Access to a vehicle and a valid U.S. Driver's License

Strongly preferred but not required:

  • Work experience in or deep familiarity with Arizona
  • Work experience in a state legislature or state legislative campaign
  • Spanish language fluency

Please include a cover letter that references any relevant experience, resume, and writing sample.

The Arizona Democratic Party (ADP), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The ADP is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (ADLCC) is an equal opportunity employer.