Job Posting: Communications and Digital Associate

 

Location: Los Angeles, California

Are you looking to create transformational change? Elect leaders who will be a force for good? Alter the status quo? Then join us at J&Z Strategies.

 

Based in Los Angeles, J&Z Strategies is one of the top Democratic political media consulting firms in California and in the nation. In 2018, we consulted on 35 winning campaigns, across numerous states. We help deliver results for Congressional and statewide candidates, state legislative caucuses, independent expenditures, labor unions, environmental groups, and more.

We are looking for a passionate, strategic and creative operative to join our growing team in Los Angeles, California.

Summary

J&Z Strategies is seeking a Communications and Digital Associate who will be responsible for helping with media production, assisting with digital advertising, graphic design, branding, strategic communications, and client project management.

Responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with our team on political campaigns for candidates, independent expenditures and ballot measures, issue advocacy, marketing and advertising efforts;

  • Help with media production for television, digital and radio advertising, including shoot logistics, planning, travel and on-site coordination;

  • Bring creative insights on graphical and media elements to video production team;

  • Craft client content as needed, including but not limited to social media posts, strategy memoranda, press releases, opinion editorials, fundraising emails, candidate questionnaires, and message amplification efforts;

  • Support the development and measurement of digital paid media, digital acquisition and social networking programs;

  • Production of social media graphic assets, including creative shareable graphics for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as graphics for a range of media, print and non-social digital media;

  • Work directly with client and/or client staff effectively and efficiently in order to accomplish client objectives and deliverables.

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years experience working in communications, digital strategy, advertising in political campaigns or a similarly relevant field and experience;

  • A deep understanding of Democratic political campaigns, their functionality, strategy and message execution, as well as a passion for the issues and movements our firm fights for;

  • Strong writing and analytical skills, including an ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight timelines;

  • Superb organizational skills as well as an ability to prioritize multiple projects while also paying strict attention to detail;

  • An ability to collaborate and thrive in a team setting but also a highly motivated self starter who will take complex projects to the next level;

  • Background of working in a high pressure environment, while being able to deliver projects under a tight deadline while staying composed in times of crisis;

  • Willingness to work long hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends, as well as to travel outside of California;

  • A positive, open minded approach, willing to dive in with a no-task-is-too-small attitude.

Preferred Skills

  • Political campaign experience in more than one state;

  • Have experience with any of the following skills: digital advertising, and/or buying, measurement and analyzing online data sets, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, SQL, Python, R, Tableau or other visualization tools;

  • Comfort with standard design software including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign;

  • Background in graphic design with demonstrable understanding of composition and color;

  • Platform knowledge of Facebook, AdWords, AdCenter (Bing), Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube advertising;

  • Platform knowledge of CRM platforms such as MailChimp, Convio, Hubspot or similar platforms;

  • Knowledge of After Effects, Premier, or other video editing software;

  • Ability to speak more than one language.

Additional Notes: Caveats

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Campaigns are fluid, and duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. J&Z Strategies is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other discriminatory factors prohibited by law.

Process

Interested applicants should submit a résumé with references, and a cover letter to info@jacobsonzilber.com. We will circle back with selected applicants for an initial screening interview, which may be followed with a long-form final interview.

Compensation

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.​

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