Convergence Targeted Communications is seeking a Senior Associate for full-time employment through the 2018 election cycle in their Washington, DC office. The senior associate reports to the Vice President.
About the company: Convergence Targeted Communications is a boutique strategic communications consultancy based in Washington, DC, focused on electoral politics. We create and produce targeted communications (including but not limited to direct mail and digital advertising) for political campaigns and forward-thinking causes and coalitions. We’re proud that our client base encompasses a full spectrum of progressive/Democratic thought, and of our corporate and nonprofit/advocacy work.
We’re a small company with big reach – our clients have ranged from candidates for City Council to President, and we’ve worked in 40 states (so far).
About the job: We’re hiring a senior associate to help with every facet of our business. In partnership with other Convergence staff, you’ll interface directly with clients and play a role in defining strategy. You’ll work on nearly every phase of the communications process, from determining the right audience for our messages to drafting communications, working with our design team and clients to edit and produce top-notch, error-free work. This will include some ‘finishing’ print design work, using the Adobe Creative Suite. You’ll also create and monitor social media and digital ad campaigns.
At a larger firm, senior associates might work in one particular ‘silo,’ but at Convergence, you’ll have the opportunity to do a bit of everything, while enjoying a laid back (though still professional) working environment and a “bureaucracy-free zone” that you won’t find at larger firms. Convergence takes professional development seriously; in this role, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in technical trainings and attend industry events.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Convergence provides 100% reimbursement for health insurance.
About you: You have some experience in politics, either on a campaign or in political communications. You’re passionate about progressive, results-oriented politics, and may have been told by friends that you’re obsessed with detail. You want to do good while doing well, and you don’t mind working odd hours (only) when necessary. Ideally, you have some experience with social media, design, or with political or traditional marketing writing.
- 1-2 years of professional experience in communications or political campaigns
- Excellent writing skills
- Record of attention to detail in an occasionally stressful environment
If you have experience with any of the following, please let us know: Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator; Votebuilder/Targetsmartvan; Nationbuilder; PDI; Labels and Lists (L2); any database software; Facebook Business Manager.
How to apply: Apply using the form below, or email a resume and a writing sample to email@example.com. That writing sample can be a cover letter, short published or unpublished work, or anything that demonstrates your ability to clearly express yourself in short form.
Convergence Targeted Communications is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.