Sunday, July 22, 2007

Director of Online Communications job opening?

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A number of sites have posted the following job opening, but it's not clear it's real since its not mentioned anywhere on the official convention web site. But it sounds legit, so here it is. The deadline to apply is July 30:

Senior member of Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) staff responsible for developing and implementing entire new media strategy and overseeing official website for 2008 Convention in Denver.

Among other responsibilities, Director will:

(1) Manage team of paid staff and volunteers in further development of content and functionality of during lead-up to and Convention week itself;

(2) Identify, retain and oversee communications with vendors and sponsors;

(3) Manage partner services relations; and

(4) Oversee outreach and relationships with the online community and work closely with media logistics team to develop blogger credentialing process for 2008 Convention.

Position runs from August 2007 through September 2008. Relocation date to Denver is negotiable.

Company Name
Democratic National Convention Committee
Company Website
Job Category
Marketing/Public Relations
Job Salary
Job Terms
Full Time Temporary
Application Deadline
Jul 30, 2007

Ideal candidate has experience running new media strategy for large online or offline events for political campaigns, corporations, and/or organizations. No political experience necessary.

How To Apply

Looking to hire immediately! Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to with “ATTN: PUBLIC AFFAIRS” in the subject line.


Anonymous said...

Why don't you apply? I've been reading your blog for a while and you definitely seem passionate about the convention.

Gabe Stein said...

Here, here! Matt for DOC!

Matt said...

Thanks, but I like and need my current day job.

Anonymous said...

Curious if this is real vs. the DNCC just going through the motions, knowing that the real job is going to go to Blue State Digital, the existing DNC contractor who certainly must think they'll be doing this work...

Anonymous said...

what's your day job matt?
are there other blogs you write that I should be checking daily too?!

Matt said...

No, I don't blog anywhere else. It's hard just to find the time to do posts here. As for my day job, I'm an engineer for a communications company.