Oregon Communications Director
Location: Portland, Oregon
The Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) seeks an experienced, dynamic communications professional to strengthen the Democratic Party’s message through earned media, social media, and rapid response efforts. The ideal applicant will have excellent writing and editing skills, experience developing and executing media strategies, and a proven ability to build strong relationships with reporters and press outlets.
Developing and executing an aggressive, long-term media strategy, drafting and editing news releases, responding to media inquiries, working with the DPO Chair as the Party spokesperson, and serving as on-the-record spokesperson as needed, pitching stories to local and national media, and organizing press events. The Communications Director reports to the Party Executive Director and will work in conjunction with top statewide elected Democrats including the Governor, both U.S. Senators and the Democratic team to implement messaging and strategy for the election cycle.
At least two cycles of campaign communications experience
Ability to work collaboratively with staff and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet goals and deadlines
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to manage researcher staff and interns
Basic HTML a plus
Submit resume, three references and one-page cover letter detailing your interest, qualifications, and salary expectations to: Brad Martin, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is open until filled and qualified applicants should be prepared to interview as soon as possible. The Democratic Party of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.