Saturday, May 02, 2009

Wyoming Democrats looking for communications director

This comes from Dave Lerner, communications guy for the Laramie County Democratic Party:

The mission of the Wyoming Democratic Party is to support and elect Democratic candidates to offices from city hall to Washington, D.C.

The Communications Director contributes to this mission by working directly with the executive director to devise an overall press plan, including long-range planning and event media, speechwriting, scheduling, and advance. This person must have solid communication skills and a working knowledge of Wyoming's issues, people and political landscape. Experience desired includes at least four years in communications, marketing, journalism or a related profession. Field organizing skills, experience using databases, or other background in political work is a plus.

The duties of the Communications Director include:
  • Working with the DNC on communicating national messages
  • Preparing a communications-and-marketing plan
  • Assisting candidates, county parties, and the state Central Committee with message development
  • Responding to media inquiries
  • Drafting press releases, op/eds and talking points
  • Coordinating letter-writing efforts, radio talk show call-in efforts, and other surrogate message work
  • Recruiting surrogates for communicating message and for attending county party events
  • Planning and executing earned media events
  • Assisting members of the Democratic Legislative Caucus with media and constituent outreach
  • Maintaining the state party Web site
  • Maintaining a clips file

This is a full-time, salaried position. Pay will be commensurate with experience and will include a benefits stipend. The Communications Director can be based in any part of Wyoming and will travel within the state fairly frequently.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and at least three references to The subject line should include "Communications Director Application (Your Name)." Applications may also be mailed to Bill Luckett, Wyoming Democratic Party, PO Box 1963, Casper, WY, 82602. Applications must be received by the close of business on May 18, 2009.

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