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Deputy Digital Director, Content (Coordinated)

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Job Title: Deputy Digital Director, Content (Coordinated)

Reports to: Wisconsin Digital Director (Coordinated)

Salary: $7,000/month, or $84,000 annualized, generous benefits package

Location: Madison or Milwaukee, WI (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)

Start date: Summer 2024

Application Deadline: June 13, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

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About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a Deputy Digital Director, Content, you will lead the Wisconsin Coordinated Campaign’s social media presence. Your team will own the content + back-end of our social media accounts as well as our paid influencer program, and will be asked to leverage those channels to persuade voters and cultivate a network of volunteers. You’ll work closely with the Deputy Digital Director, Mobilization and other partners to ensure consistency in our digital content.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the social media production process from start to finish, including calendaring, fielding incoming requests, approvals, scheduling, and reporting.
  • Maintain and update an internal content calendar for all owned social media channels, updating regularly to accommodate requests from other departments
  • Lead the campaign’s influencer vertical, cultivating relationships with key creators and ensuring their content reflects the campaign’s key messaging
  • Establish reporting norms and leverage data to make informed strategy choices regarding content and platforms.
  • Manage approvals for internal content streams, upholding the campaign’s high standards for visual and written content. Deliver feedback to junior staff to help them improve and grow as content strategists.
  • Manage a team to execute the campaign’s social media strategy. Oversee direct reports in all aspects of their work, creating an inclusive and engaging team culture. More specific tasks could include but are not limited to:
    • Managing and reviewing time off requests
    • Hiring new team members
    • Having constructive conversations with team members on performance
    • Building rapport and trust within your team
    • Leading projects and delegating tasks
  • On year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election-preparation as necessary

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset - Able to take and implement feedback
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented - Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done
  • Cultural Competency - Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work
  • Management Skills - Able to manage relationships within your team, bring out the best in your employees, and treat employees equitably across lines of difference; including but not limited to feedback, performance, and engagement
  • Data-Driven - Understands how analytics can inform digital strategy and utilizes available data to accomplish campaign objectives
  • Unwavering Commitment to Detail - Can review & approve content for multiple channels without compromising our standard for accuracy, design, or grammar – even during high-volume moments

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • At least 3 years of political experience
  • Experience managing paid influencers programs
  • Fiercely Collaborative - Eager to work across departments and levels of seniority to accomplish campaign goals. Continuously seeks opportunities to partner with other teams and leverage our social platforms to accomplish broader campaign goals.
  • Organizing Know-How - Has experience converting social media engagement into real-world action; knows how to move followers up the ladder of engagement
  • Excellent Organization Skills – Can track a high volume of work through different stages of approvals and knows when to intervene to keep deliverables on track
  • Demonstrated experience producing content for or organizing within communities of diverse backgrounds.

Benefits: Great benefits including; excellent health care ($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance (free), short term and long-term disability (free), TalkSpace virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, mileage reimbursement, monthly cell phone stipend, paid vacation days (starting at 10 days), retirement plan with 3% employer match, 4 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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