Press Assistant


Position: Press Assistant

Reports to: Communications Director

Position Summary:

The Press Assistant is a vital role in the Communications Department – which coexists with the Research and Policy department. The main objective of the Press Assistant is to create and maintain a cohesive workflow throughout the departments and proactively keep tasks in motion. Daily duties consist of compiling daily press clips, managing schedules and internal/external meetings, being proficient in having releases approved by all the appropriate staff, a wide variety of writing/research projects, press lists and press calls, working with other assistants to create balance within all departments, and foremost – be a guide for any questions and feedback given.

The Press Assistant must be able to take direction from several different members of the team and quickly adapt to the fast pace of the office. This job requires working under pressure, working with hard deadlines, organizational skills, the willingness to work irregular hours to finish projects, and must work efficiently with staff at all levels. This is a job for people who want to learn quickly from a talented and fast-moving communications team. We are invested in developing future communicators and this job is an opportunity to contribute and learn in a high producing communications team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Communications Director, Deputy Communications Director, and National Press Secretary in the day-to-day communications operations for the entire DCCC communications department.
  • In concert with fellow assistants and coordinators, work cross-departmentally to facilitate externally facing programs involving communications functions of the DCCC.
  • Perform daily communications functions, including compiling clips, assisting Regional Press Secretaries with press releases and media monitoring, drafting press materials, and identifying potential news opportunities for the DCCC communications department.
  • Provide key administrative and organizational support to the DCCC communications department on various tasks and special events.
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Precise writing skills and the drive to learn quickly and respond to clear and direct feedback.
  • Excellent organizational and scheduling skills.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Commitment to the election of Democrats in the US House of Representatives.
  • Familiarity with political communications and prior campaign experience a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and sense of humor a must.
  • Superior time management, attention to detail and multi-tasking abilities.

Why You Should Work Here:

  • We recognize and reward hard work with a high-quality benefits package that includes:

o More than 25 days of paid time off, including holidays, time off around holidays, vacation, and sick days;

o Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance;

o Up to 4% retirement employer match contribution;

o Monthly mobile phone stipend;

o Monthly use-it-or-lose-it transit benefits for employees located in the DC region;

  • Opportunity to contribute at a growing, dynamic national political committee working to sustain the Democratic congressional majority to advocate on issues America care about most;
  • Learn, develop and hone professional skills related to running and operating multi-dimensional political campaigns and the operating systems that support the campaigns;
  • Experience working with the largest Democratic battlefield, containing numerous highly competitive campaigns in diverse districts across the nation;
  • Opportunities to expand your network and engage with policy makers, political candidates, Democratic Party leaders and a diverse team of professionals and colleagues;
  • Gain experience in cross-team interaction and exposure to other functions and departments within the DCCC;
  • Equity and inclusion are actively integrated into decisions made at Senior Team and Department levels with regard to hiring, contracting, and political strategy;
  • Professional Development programming dedicated to personal and professional growth beyond the 2022 election cycle.

About the DCCC: 

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with electing Democrats to the U; S; House of Representatives; The DCCC recruits Democratic candidates and supports Democratic campaigns – both challengers and Democratic incumbent Members – with a variety of services including field operations, fundraising support, communications assistance, digital strategy, research support and management consulting; In addition, the DCCC’s Independent Expenditure supports these campaigns with television, radio, digital, and other voter contact efforts; The DCCC is supported by the contributions of individuals and organizations, along with Democratic Members, from throughout the country; We look for talented and hard-working professionals who are committed to electing Democrats and protecting the House majority.

Equal Opportunity/Diversity Policy: 

DCCC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), religion, age, disability,  actual or perceived gender identity or expression, weight, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, economic status,  genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law; DCCC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment

DCCC’s equal opportunity policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee, as well as opportunities for vendors to contract with DCCC;

DCCC is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the Democratic Party; Working towards the goal of a diverse DCCC, our policy extends to both staff and vendors.

Diversity Mission Statement:

The diversity mission of DCCC is for DCCC to reflect the diversity of the country, which strengthens the core mission of electing House Democrats; To that end, DCCC strives to create an inclusive environment that cultivates and supports diversity at every organizational level, including its staff, candidates, and contractors.