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Idaho Democratic Party - Communications Director

Idaho Democratic Party Boise, ID

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
  • Work with the State Chair and Executive Director to develop and implement strategic communications for the IDP
  • Serve as on-the-record spokesperson for the Party
  • Generate earned media coverage of the Democratic message through proactive planning and rapid response
  • Write press releases, statements, media advisories, talking points, columns and remarks for Party officials and surrogates
  • Develop a surrogate team for statewide travel and message assistance including op-eds for local newspapers
  • Schedule media interviews and provide appropriate background information to the Chair and/or surrogates for all media events
  • Plan media events and availabilities with the Chair and/or surrogates to promote the IDPs priorities and candidates.
  • Field and respond to all media inquiries and oversee comprehensive media tracking programs
  • Travel with and staff the Chair, party officials and surrogates to media events as needed.
  • Represent IDP at events across the state and conduct trainings as necessary
  • Manage the Partys presence on social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,
  • Manage weekly communications calls for party members to attend
  • Work with IDLCC communications director during the legislative session


  • At least one campaign cycle with on-the-record spokesperson experience
  • At least two years experience in communications for political campaigns/offices
  • Expertise with Google Suite tools
  • Proficiency with all forms of social media, email distribution software and website content management (wordpress experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of Mountain West Politics preferred
  • Solid understanding of and comfort with social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter,
    YouTube, LinkedIn, TikTok and the like, including knowledge of how to grow a social media following
  • Graphic Design, photography, videography skills are highly desired but not required
  • Experience with NGP and Van are highly desired but not required
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Salary: $55,000-$65,000 based on experience
  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Monthly Phone & Computer Stipend

Idaho Democratic Party


Boise, ID



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