Strategic Communications role

  • EMILY's List
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Apr 26, 2018
Full time Public Policy PR Communications Media

Job Description

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, is seeking to fill a key strategic communications role on our communications team.  EMILY’s List has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to help more women run and win at the local, state, and national levels.  


Principal Responsibilities


The Strategic Communications role helps develop and execute the overall communications strategy for EMILY’s List.


Specific Duties


  • Work collaboratively with communications team to identify new opportunities for organizational and leadership promotion;
  • Respond strategically to news of the day for maximum exposure and advise on organizational response to news stories;
  • Plan and anticipate news cycle for maximum coverage;
  • Pitch, prepare and staff senior leadership for on-the-record interviews and events as needed;
  • Proactively develop and manage relationships with media in key markets and outlets;
  • Develop and orchestrate EMILY’s List press events;
  • Draft external materials including: statements, press releases, press notes, memos;
  • Develop and assist in booking, pitching process within the organization;
  • Serve as on-record spokesperson as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Ability to communicate effectively and write quickly and in a compelling manner;
  • Energetic ability to multitask and manage projects in a fast-paced and changeable environment; willingness to invest multiple teams and stakeholders in communications efforts;
  • Ability to coach and support candidates and campaigns on their communications strategy;
  • Talent at pitching stories to both new and known reporters and placing op-eds and editorials;
  • Effective on the record spokesperson;
  • Ability to use multiple mediums and approaches including new media to create multi-faced and effective campaigns;
  • Commitment to electing pro-choice Democratic women;
  • Commitment to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff;
  • Experienced manager of people and processes;
  • Campaign experience a plus;
  • Salary and title commensurate with experience.


EMILY’s List offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to - subject line including your name and the job.  No calls, please.


EMILY’s List prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.