Storytelling Senior Specialist
Company: Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Job Title: Storytelling Senior Specialist
Reports to: Communications Director
Salary: $70,000 - $72,000/annually generous benefits package
Location: Madison or Milwaukee, WI
Start date: January 2021
Application Deadline: 1/3/2021 (Applications are considered on a
rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary.
There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the
deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested
timeframe based on organization needs.)
About the Democratic Party of Wisconsin: The DPW is nationally
recognized as one of the country's highest-performing and most
pivotal political organizations. In the 2021-22 election cycle, DPW
will drive a massive program to re-elect Governor Tony Evers,
defeat Ron Johnson in order to ensure a Democratic US Senate
majority, elect candidates up and down the ballot in spring and
fall elections alike, promote the accomplishments of President
Biden, and advocate on policy issues. DPW's work is grounded in
inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other
dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our
work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a
movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We
seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join
the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can
The Opportunity: As a Storytelling Senior Specialist, you will work
across departments, with county parties, and with local
stakeholders to recruit and train a roster of volunteers to
effectively share their personal stories in various settings --
including with the media. You will also serve as a liaison between
county parties and the DPW communications team.
- Help recruit storytellers and media surrogates across the
- Media train storytellers and surrogates.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with storytellers,
local stakeholders, and county parties
- Help plan, staff, and do advance work for media events.
- Act as the communications team's liaison with grassroots
partners and county parties.
- Work closely with the party's organizing and political
departments to identify potential storytellers and surrogates.
- Growth Mindset - Ability to take and implement feedback.
- Relentlessly Goal-Oriented - Enjoys working toward and
achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has
the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season,
rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done.
- Cultural Competency - Able to build authentic relationships
across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual
orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status,
or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into
all aspects of work.
- Excellent Organizational Skills - Prior experience
demonstrating the ability to prioritize and manage details to
- Track Record Messaging to Diverse Audiences - Demonstrated
track record of messaging communications to diverse audiences with
- Ability to Meet Tight Deadlines - Keeps calm in stressful
situations. Demonstrated ability to handle incoming information
from several mediums while remaining incredibly organized to meet
- Media Preparation Experience - Previous experience effectively
creating talking points and/or giving media training.
- Press Event Planning - Demonstrated track record to plan,
execute and create successful and engaging press events to generate
earned media coverage.
Benefits: Great benefits including; excellent health care
($1/month), dental ($1/month), vision ($1/month), life insurance
(free), short term and long-term disability (free), free Better
Help virtual therapy, free Calm premium subscription, monthly cell
phone stipend, 10 days paid vacation, retirement plan with 3%
employer match, 3 floating holidays, 9 paid holidays, plus
Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a
vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization,
membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the
Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural
competence to successfully work with a diverse array of
constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants
with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim,
non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQ communities. The
Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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