Fireside Campaigns is a values first firm that integrates public relations, digital strategy and data-driven analytics to create full service communications for movement partners. Fireside is seeking a Senior Digital Strategist who is eager to thoughtfully lead a team to provide strategic guidance and run effective campaigns.
The firm supports exciting candidates and non-profit clients who are working to reform and safeguard America’s democracy while challenging the Trump administration and its collaborators across all issue areas and on every communications platform. You can read more about us and some of our clients on our website.
Fireside Campaigns works to transform our country into one that truly lives by the best values that it professes. We’ve personally expressed our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion through our work on behalf of progressive clients and movement partners since the day we were founded. We understand that we’ve sometimes fallen way short of ensuring that same diversity within the ranks of our own firm and are actively seeking to remedy it. That is why we are redoubling our commitment to promoting racial equity inside our organization, its operations and its management processes. We want Fireside to be a place where everyone feels welcome, everyone has an environment where they can feel confident and safe and where everyone can succeed.
That is why equal employment opportunity is a guiding principle for us. We are committed to ensuring a workplace where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
About the Role
The Senior Digital Strategist will drive digital strategy for our clients and partners, lead a team of non-senior and senior level staff, and aid in content creation for digital campaigns. The position requires an individual who understands that we’ve entered a new era of political communications in this country and that the tactics we’ve employed for a generation to influence voters and compel them to action simply aren’t working anymore. You are always thinking of innovations and are eager to try new and interesting things with clients. Messaging needs to be written in a way so that target audiences will emotionally connect with it and feel compelled to share those messages with others and be driven to take action.
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION.
As a team leader, the Digital Strategist will manage a team of junior and senior associates, leading their day to day work, but also supporting their professional growth. This role requires both big picture strategic thought and analysis of American politics as well as the comfort and ability to get into the details of data, writing, metrics, and more.
You will work with the firm’s partners and clients to develop overarching digital strategy, calendars, email plans, and advertising plans for Democratic campaigns and/or progressive advocacy groups across the country. Working collaboratively with your team, you will help create and manage digital campaigns across various channels for outcomes such as email fundraising, acquisition and voter contact, as well as evaluate and share the results of these campaigns with clients. The Digital Strategist must be a strong writer with incredibly close attention to detail.
In this role, no two days will be exactly alike, but you will:
Required skills and experience
For someone to succeed in this role, you most likely have 5+ years of digital political experience including senior digital leadership experience. At least one cycle of campaigning, experience on Capitol Hill, Independent Expenditures, non-profits, labor, or issue advocacy groups or similar are all valued.
Additional skills that would be useful, but are not required
This position is salaried at $78,750 and comes with a package of comprehensive benefits.
At Fireside Campaign, to ensure pay equity, all salaries are set in bands according to the expectations of the role. In other words, the starting pay for this job is equal to others at the same level throughout the company.
Location: Remote, anywhere in the US. We have an office in the Washington DC area but we are working from home due to the pandemic. When it is safe to do so, working in the DC office will be optional
Travel: There is no travel associated with this role until it is widely safe to do so. There may be domestic travel involved in the job in the future upon discussion.
In your application, we would like you to answer the following:
A cover letter is entirely optional and will be a small part of our evaluation.
Qualified candidates will participate in a series of interviews with a range of staff at Fireside Campaigns.