Job Posting: Associate

Convergence Targeted Communications is seeking an Associate for full-time employment in our Washington, DC office. The Associate reports to the Vice President and also works directly with the firm’s 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: In addition to administrative work (including billing/invoicing, production, research, and other tasks), you’ll work on nearly every phase of the communications process, from drafting communications to 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.

At a larger firm, an associate 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 and includes 100% coverage of health insurance costs.

About you: You may have political campaign experience, or have studied politics or campaigns as an undergraduate. 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, or political or traditional marketing writing. Administrative experience is also a plus.

Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years of professional experience in communications or political campaigns
  • 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; Facebook Business Manager; Google Advertising Platform; WordPress; HTML; CSS; Votebuilder/Targetsmartvan; Nationbuilder; PDI; Labels and Lists (L2).

How to apply: Apply using the form below, or email a resume and a writing sample to associate.position@convergencetargeted.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.

As of January 15, this posting is closed and the application form has been suspended.

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.

Happy 5th Birthday to Convergence!

Today, we’re five! That means we can tie our shoes unassisted, stand on one foot for more than nine seconds, and flip seats from coast to coast. It’s been a fun five years of learning, growing, and helping some truly stellar candidates make this country a better place.

The next five years for Convergence will be even more exciting than the first. As the political communications landscape continues to evolve, we’re ready to make the changes necessary to keep the progressive victories rolling in. Our talented team is using the off-season to learn some new skills that will make us even more of an asset to our clients.

Thank you to everyone whose stood with us these past five years—we couldn’t have done this without you.

Chris

PS: For those of you who we’ll see in Austin next week at the Reed Awards, we prefer tacos to cupcakes 😉