Overview

WHO WE ARE:

ActBlue is a nonprofit that builds tech and infrastructure for Democratic campaigns, progressive-aligned causes, and people trying to make an impact in order to fuel long-term, people-powered change. If you’ve ever given online to a Democrat or progressive organization, chances are you’ve used our powerful online fundraising platform.

We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and help thousands of groups — from presidential candidates to environmental organizations — build grassroots movements. We envision a democracy where everyone looking to make progressive, people-powered change can easily and effectively deploy their resources, energy, and creativity to shape our country and futures. Each and every one of us, from the political activists to the tech innovators to the customer service pros, is fully committed to our mission.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Communications and Marketing Department is the keeper of ActBlue’s brand and lead storyteller, managing all external communications, collaborating and assisting with internal communications, and promoting small-dollar fundraising on the left. The Department seeks an experienced Senior Communications Strategist to help carry out that work. 

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Senior Communications Strategist will be responsible for planning and executing communications strategies that advance ActBlue’s communications goals. Their work will be focused on developing and promoting positive stories about the impact of our platform and small-dollar fundraising as well as preparing for and responding to disinformation in the political sphere. We’re looking for an excellent communicator with experience in communications and Democratic politics and a strategic mindset. They should have strong project management skills, including demonstrated experience putting together project plans and timelines, engaging stakeholders across teams, and driving toward project goals and meeting project deadlines. In addition, this person should have excellent writing and editing skills and keen attention to detail. Finally, this person should have a strong understanding of the political media landscape. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

  • Collaborate with the Communications Director on the development of strategies to achieve ActBlue’s external communications goals and lead the execution of those strategies. 
  • Develop and execute communication plans to help ActBlue reach its organizational goals.
  • Draw on ActBlue’s data, partner relationships, and current media stories to develop compelling and persuasive communications. 
  • Project manage complex communications and press projects to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
  • Ensure that all communications we publish are thoroughly edited, include accurate and up-to-date data, and adhere to communications plans and strategy.  
  • Develop and execute initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, including the creation and oversight of a comprehensive messaging and editorial calendar.
  • Develop pitch strategies and press products that promote ActBlue’s positive story.
  • Work directly with reporters as needed to respond to inquiries or pitch stories.
  • Write, edit, and proofread communications content, including talking points, press releases, blog posts, fact sheets/backgrounders, and social media content.
  • Contribute to rapid response and crisis communications by helping to develop strategy, engaging stakeholders, project managing deliverables, and ensuring consistency and accuracy. 
  • Prepare staff for external events and media interviews.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours (early mornings, evenings, and weekends) when necessary to monitor political events and handle rapid response incidents.

WHAT YOU BRING: 

  • 5+ years of communications experience. Experience can be gained from associations and nonprofits, campaigns, Capitol Hill, and/or agency experience or consulting firm that works with candidates or organizations.​
  • On the record experience. 
  • Deep understanding of the Democratic political landscape. 
  • Understanding of the political media landscape, including best practices around combatting disinformation and leveraging social media for communications goals.
  • Experience leading communications projects and contributing to communications strategy. 
  • Strong project management skills to ensure projects are delivered accurately and on time.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I).
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills. 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects at once. 
  • Knowledge of AP style and media monitoring software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.

BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE…

  • Knowledge of Airtable or other project management systems. 
  • Understanding of campaign finance and related issues. 

LOCATION AND COMPENSATION: 

This posting is for a full-time, remote, salaried position. Travel may be required on a limited basis to attend all-staff and departmental retreats (1-2 times per year). Additional travel may be required for select positions. ActBlue is currently authorized to support remote work employees in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

Salary Range Details:

Salary Range: $92,700 – $116,390 

ActBlue is committed to consistent compensation practices across our organization.  Final salary offers will take into account factors such as candidate experience, interview performance and current team salary parity. 

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible work schedules and an unlimited time-off policy
  • Fully paid and trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families; plus fully-paid health reimbursement arrangement to use for out of pocket expenses and fully-paid short- and long-term disability 
  • Fully paid basic and AD&D life insurance and a voluntary supplemental life insurance option
  • Dependent and health care flexible spending account options
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits for employees 
  • Automatic 2% Employer-paid 401K contribution, plus up to an additional 6% match on employee contributions
  • A minimum of three months paid medical, family and parental leave (for all new parents, adoptions included)
  • Commuter or home-office benefits, including a $1,000 home-office setup allowance for all new full-time remote employees
  • Additional perks including quarterly snack deliveries and digital subscriptions to the Boston Globe & New York Times

ActBlue is unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Bargaining Unit position: The terms and conditions of this position are subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Campaign Workers Guild, the exclusive bargaining agent of covered ActBlue employees.

INCLUSION STATEMENT:

ActBlue is deeply committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. We commit to retaining, developing, recruiting, and hiring a diverse staff community. We honor the dignity of all. We celebrate their unique qualities. And we recognize the wide range of human differences, backgrounds, and intersectional identities that enrich the workspace and help us better meet our mission. If you feel a connection to our mission and see your interests reflected in this job description we encourage you to apply – even if you don’t meet every requirement. 

ActBlue is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process, including using our online system to apply for a position. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at recruitment@actblue.com to get started.

*ActBlue will never ask candidates to buy equipment, nor will we email from anything other than an actblue.com or actbluetech.com email address. 

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