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Press Secretary Austin, TX
Finance Internship Austin, TX
Political Internship Austin, TX
Communications Internship Austin, TX
Data Internship Austin, TX

Press Secretary

The Texas Democratic Party seeks a quick-witted, enthusiastic, and self-starting individual for the position of press secretary. This position will engage the statewide press corp and support campaigns and county parties. He/She will also serve as the primary scapegoat for any errors encountered in the press.

The Press Secretary will report to the Communications Director and is based at the Texas Democratic Party headquarters in Austin, TX.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Full-time (must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed);
    Position is based in Austin, Texas; Significant travel is expected;

  • Help with media training and messaging guidance for local county parties and our candidates;

  • Tell the story of Texas Democrats;

  • Interact with press and media outlets to develop news articles, promote the Democratic platform, and garner interest in candidates and campaigns;

  • Write press releases and media advisories;

  • Media tracking on statewide candidates

  • Coordinate state press events, field interview requests with Party staff;

  • Evaluate current events, news opportunities, and media trends;

  • Other relevant tasks as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • On-the-record experience;

  • Understanding of Texas media markets and media norms;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills along with writing, editing and speaking abilities;

  • Ability to manage multiple projects;

  • Works well under pressure;

  • Excels at proofreading and grammar;

  • Sense of humor required;

  • Spanish language proficiency.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) three references (4) two writing samples to: tariq@txdemocrats.org with the subject line “Press Secretary.”

Finance Internship

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Finance Interns. Candidates should be college students or recent graduates who are looking to gain political fundraising experience. This internship is the perfect preparation for joining a top campaign’s finance operation, issue organization, or state party.Interns will work in a fast-paced environment and duties will include assisting staff with donor research, creating call sheets, fundraising calls, database management, and event planning/staffing. Strong applicants will be well organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, and have a positive attitude and willingness to learn. Excel and Word knowledge required.To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to yellowdog@txdemocrats.org. This position is unpaid. No calls please.

Political Internship

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Political Interns. Interns will get hands on experiences working at TDP’s statewide headquarters located in Austin. This is not just another paper-pushing internship – you will play a role in our coordinated campaign effort to elect Democrats all up and down the ballot across the entire state of Texas. You will learn about a modern political campaigns.Our political team is actively recruiting and helping in campaigns at all levels. Interns will be asked to research campaign districts, help create campaign plans, help plan and execute candidate trainings, and help candidates directly.To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to yellowdog@txdemocrats.org. This position is unpaid. No calls please.

Communications Internship

The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) is looking for interns to work within the communications department to foster the growth of the next generation of campaign staff and leaders.Communications Interns will play a role in our communications strategy that helps elect Democrats all across the state of Texas. You will learn all about building and maintaining our press lists, drafting press releases, brainstorming ideas for how we can best amplify our message, and the importance of building relationships with newspapers, radio and tv stations along the way.To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to yellowdog@txdemocrats.org. This position is unpaid. No calls please.

Data Internship

Data interns will work with the Data Team to procure election and polling place data, oversee TDP’s voter engagement tools, and assist in maintaining the state’s voter data.Must have knowledge or interest in learning SQL and VAN, and knowledge of Python is a big plus. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to yellowdog@txdemocrats.org. This position is unpaid. No calls please.

The Texas Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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