Press Assistant

Company Details

Father and Husband. North Carolina's 75th Governor. Carolina Hurricanes Fan.

RoyCooperNC Cooper for North Carolina

The Roy Cooper for North Carolina campaign is accepting applications for a Press Assistant based in Raleigh, North Carolina. This position will be an integral part of our efforts to re-elect Governor Roy Cooper.

North Carolina is the only presidential battleground state with both a competitive Senate and Governor’s race in 2020. Given this, the communications shop will often require a rapid-response approach to communications in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Candidates must have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once.

About You:

  • Very strong writer with the ability to produce quality work quickly

  • Exceptional work ethic

  • A passionate and detail-oriented approach to your work

  • Sense of humor

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Draft & edit communications copy (including but not limited to press releases, e-mails, media advisories, and opinion pieces)

  • Maintain and grow press lists

  • Monitor, collect, and organize daily press clips

  • Organize logistics on behalf of press conferences & events

  • Pitch upcoming press events to relevant media

  • Conduct issue-specific research

  • Assist in managing and responding to press inquiries

  • Perform other duties as needed to support campaign team

Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years communications experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to electing Democratic candidates up and down the ballot

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to Ldoherty@roycooper.com. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health insurance benefits and paid vacation/sick days are available to all staff.

Applicants must also be comfortable working long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends, and have access to transportation. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Roy Cooper for North Carolina does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

To apply for this job email your details to Ldoherty@roycooper.com