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MANDATE MEDIAdigital strategy for people changing the world

Strategic Associate

Start Date: Opening effective immediately

Schedule: Full-time, with occasional evenings and weekends as clients require

Compensation: $35,000 to $38,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits.

Location: Portland, Oregon

Who we are: Mandate Media is a progressive political consulting firm specializing in digital strategy and services. We help Democratic political candidates and progressive advocacy groups integrate their strategy with technology. We design and build websites. We provide interactive campaign tools. We advise on and manage our clients’ social media and digital advertising. We help our clients build big email lists, engage those audiences in activism, and raise lots of money. We do political research and manage databases. Our clients are changing the world, and we help them win. 

In 2018, we played a critical role in some of the key races that flipped control of the House. We worked on four Governor’s races in swing states and we supported numerous Members of Congress in their efforts to build the Blue Wave. In 2020, we’re working with powerhouse progressives like Congressman Joe Kennedy, Senator Jeff Merkley, Betsy Sweet for US Senate (Maine), and many more.

What's the job? We are looking for a detail-focused and task-oriented associate to collaborate with our strategists in serving our clients – political campaigns and social change organizations. This job is a great entry point for someone who wants to learn how digital strategies and tactics can make a meaningful impact in winning elections and changing the world.

Our team is looking for someone who is able to manage competing priorities and lots of details in a demanding (but very rewarding) environment. You will be an integral part of our team, brainstorming with your colleagues and working to provide excellent customer service to our clients.

This is a full-time job in a fast-growing, well-respected firm. Since 2001, we’ve worked for nearly 300 clients in 31 states, and you’ll help us grow. Each day will be different, and you'll be using your skills to help change the world and amplify the resistance against the Trump administration.

Specifically, your job will include two major components:

Skills required: We don’t expect you to know how to send broadcast emails or publish ads, but we do expect you to be excited to learn those skills and technologies. As the last step in our publishing workflow, the ideal candidate will be VERY detail-oriented and comfortable with the responsibility of pushing “send” or “publish” and communicating to hundreds of thousands of people at a time.

A basic comfort level with handling data in spreadsheets is critical. Experience with HTML, photo editing, or email broadcasting tools is a plus but not required. Tasks will come fast and furious, so adaptability and time-management skills are critical. 

What you’ll learn: You’ll have an opportunity to be right in the middle of the action for a digital shop that works on numerous high-profile campaigns across the country. You’ll learn how to use digital strategies and tactics to engage audiences, raise money, and win campaigns. You’ll spend your days at the intersection of art and science, content and data, technology and design. You’ll get up close and personal with an industry-leading digital advertising program. At Mandate Media, we’ve been inventing the future of political campaigns for 18 years – and you’ll be right in the middle of it.

Who are we looking for? The right person will be enthusiastic about joining a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Our ideal candidate is an organizational mastermind able to handle a vast array of details, has a knack for managing tough personalities and competing demands, and is comfortable working in a team environment. As always, we’re looking for someone who is smart, fast, flexible, creative, and happy.

We're looking for a self-starter who wants to expand their skills, take on tough challenges, and make this job their own. Political experience isn’t required, but a passion for making the world a better place is a must. 

Compensation: $35,000 to $38,000 depending on experience. Generous health insurance benefits, including dental, vision, and alternative care. Generous paid-time-off package and 401K plan.

How to apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and short writing sample to Chelsie Kinney at [email protected].

Process: This position is open until filled, but we are moving quickly. We will review applications as they arrive starting October 1. Once we receive your materials, we'll contact you about the next steps in the process, including interviews which will begin the week of October 7. If you have any questions, email Chelsie Kinney at [email protected]. No calls, please.

Mandate Media is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity is a strength, and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.