JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Position:

The Washington State Republican Party is seeking a talented and motivated Communications Director headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Term:

This is a permanent full-time position beginning February 2021.

Benefits:

Compensation and benefits are competitive.

Job Description for the Communications Director:

The Communications Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the Party’s communications program. This includes digital and traditional media, public relations, earned and paid media, publications, advertising, and support to State Committee, Executive Board, and county parties.

  • Manages media relations for the Party and acts as press secretary for the Chairman; screens press calls; coordinates with counterparts at various GOP campaigns, allied interest groups, and the offices of GOP elected officials. Open new lines of communication and strengthens existing lines of communication with county GOP organizations, campaigns, legislative partners, and other allies.
  • Implements a proactive communications plan, issuing statements, responding to inquiries, requests for information, media requests, oversees the ‘caleb@wsrp.org’ email account, and WSRP website Jotform submissions.
  • Writes, edits, and distributes news releases, emails, media advisories, op-ed articles, social media posts, plans and manages news conferences, and other media events.
  • Oversees WSRP publication design, website and social media content and design, and coordinating printing, graphic design, and production of other promotional materials. Regularly updates and maintains the website and social media pages. Stays on top of the changes and new developments in digital media.
  • Manages the State Party’s email list; honors unsubscribe requests, and imports new subscribers lists.
  • Assists the Chairman with message development and promotion and media preparation. Prepares regular proposals for upcoming communications strategy. Develops and reports on metrics and measurements to monitor and gauge success and progress.
  • Aids the county GOP organizations on website, social media, and email list development. Teaches communication topics at seminars and works with the Social Media Committee;
  • Works with IT consultants for maintenance of website.
  • Maintains files and information on political figures and issues and coordinates research activities with other Republican and allied organizations. Implements a policy of excellent research for rapid and effective response to news and political developments.
  • Monitors media coverage and makes regular reports to the Chairman and Executive Director on media coverage. Distribute the “WSRP Daily News Clips” for the Chairman, Executive Director, and WSRP staff.

The Communications Director reports to the Chairman and Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of previous communications experience
  • Experience with social and digital media platforms
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with social and digital media platforms
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends (25%)
  • Strong communicator, written and verbal
  • Reliable transportation for statewide travel

Preferred

  • Experience with video filming/editing
  • Experience with graphic design

Note: To be considered please send a cover letter, resume, and two (2) writing samples to kylefischer@wsrp.org.

The Washington State Republican Party is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to sex, race, age, color, religion, mental or physical disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and/or military status.