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Communications Manager

  • Kansas Democratic Party
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Sep 06, 2023


About the Position: 

The Kansas Democratic Party (KDP) is looking for a skilled, versatile professional to fill the full-time role of Communications Manager. This person will report directly to the KDP Executive Director and work closely with the Chair, KDP staff, and political allies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with State Party staff and maintain strong relationships with in-state allies to create and execute strategic communications.
  • Draft press releases, op-eds, events, rapid response, etc. and identify opportunities for earned media.
  • Monitor, manage, and publish social media posts and website updates; effectively share social posts from Kansas Democratic elected officials.
  • Monitor in-state and national media for important developments.
  • Use good political judgement and message discipline.
  • Maintain accurate and updated press list.
  • Coordinate with digital fundraising team to execute digital fundraising operation, including potentially drafting and sending email blasts.
  • Prepare Party Chair, Executive Director, surrogates, and others for interviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Highly Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Excellent written, verbal, initiative, and analytical skills.
  • Previous communication (ideally political communication) experience utilizing some or many of the responsibilities described above, or relatable skills.
  • Experience with graphic design, InDesign, NGP VAN, Canva, WordPress and/or HTML, etc.
  • Experience working effectively with a team and with outside stakeholders, including strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work and time and multi-task in a fast-paced environment while effectively meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to manage up and manage across.
  • Growth mindset, coachable, and willing to take and give constructive feedback.
  • Prior lived and/or professional experience in Kansas. (Must be willing to live in Kansas.)
  • Knowledge of and experience with rural communities.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Be a team player.
  • Lead with integrity and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Application Instructions
Applicants should email a resume, one writing sample of your choice, and two professional references. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis.

Salary Range

$ $48,000 to $55,000