Convergence Targeted Communications is seeking a progressive/Democratic political operative for full-time employment as Client Director, Southern California. The position would be based in Southern California and report to the firm’s Vice President and President.
About the company: Convergence 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 reform-oriented progressive/Democratic Party vision, as does 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). For a boutique DC-based firm, we have extensive experience in California, working on legislative and municipal candidate campaigns/IE’s, from Humboldt to San Diego and many places in between.
About the job: We’re hiring an proactive staff member to help with every facet of our business. In partnership with Convergence’s President, you’ll identify and cultivate new business opportunities in Southern California. You’ll interface directly with clients and help define campaign and targeted communications 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.
At a larger firm, you 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.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Commission on business generated and a performance and profitability-based bonus are also part of the package. Convergence provides 100% reimbursement for health insurance, and reimbursement for reasonable, pre-approved business development expenses.
About you: You have experience in politics, either on campaigns or in political communications. You’re passionate about results-oriented politics; you’re progressive, but not dogmatic. You’re self-motivated, responsible, honest and accountable for your work. You’re a business-developer and don’t require daily in-person supervision. 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.
You “know people” in politics. An important part of your role will be business development. Working with the President, you will identify and pitch new business opportunities in Southern California, including but not limited to candidate campaigns, independent expenditures, local and regional ballot measures, advocacy and/or corporate/public affairs work. As our “ambassador” in the region, you’ll be expected to network among the political community to generate and secure new business opportunities.
- At least 3-4 years of professional experience in communications or political campaigns
- Established political contacts/network in Southern California that can be cultivated for new business development
- 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: Email a resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.