Director of Communications and Marketing
Change Research is innovating to solve critically-important problems at the intersection of data, social science, and politics. And in doing this, we hope to make our democracy better.
American democracy was preserved in 2020 with the help of insight and data; polling innovations helped thousands of candidates — from the Democratic nominee for President, to municipal candidates and everyone in between — use modern data science techniques to win. You want to be at the center of the next wave. You work on doing things better, and you thrive in an environment that prizes a commitment to impact and accuracy in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment.
We value a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We invite people with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to join our team. We encourage all qualified applicants, including women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans, and people with disabilities.
As the Director of Communications and Marketing, you will have the opportunity to:
-Shape Change Research’s communications strategy, public reputation, and brand
-Work with Change Research’s sales team to optimize and support sales messaging, including producing and iterating all sales enablement materials
-Create and manage opportunities for Change Research and its leadership to take part in major news stories, TV and podcast appearances, op-ed placements, and more
-Design user-facing content for company website and manage its regular iteration
-Craft and implement a social media strategy for Change Research, building especially on the company’s successful and growing Twitter presence.
-Formulate the magic potion that will make @ChangePolls followers laugh, cry, and think, and will make public opinion data cool again.
-Craft and tell stories – to press, clients, contacts, and everyone else – about Change Research as a company, about the state of polling, about American political attitudes, using data in a starring role
-Negotiate and manage company media and content partnerships
-Oversee and handle Change Research network of contacts and email communications to them, keeping contacts engaged with the latest research and methodologies from Change Research in targeted ways.
-Assist with the public release of clients’ poll results, as needed or desired by clients, including working with pollsters to craft memos for public release, and working closely with clients
-7-10 years communications and marketing experience with campaign/political, government and Washington DC-based experience highly preferred
-Exceptional oral and written communication skills
-Avid interest in current events, national politics, public affairs and social issues
-Familiar and comfortable with data and analysis
-Enthusiastic, professional demeanor
-Aligned with Change Research’s mission to help create a more just, humane, and scientific world
-Strong network of relationships with national political and media figures
-Active and engaging Twitter presence
-Thorough attention to detail
-Collaborative, creative, self-motivated go-getter ready to take on challenges and able to work productively in an all-remote environment
-An entrepreneurial spirit that allows you to be creative in solving problems, and flexible about working for a fast-growing startup
Compensation and work environment:
This position pays an annual salary of $80,000 – $110,000
We are an equal opportunity employer with a team around the country. We offer a workplace that is both casual and professional, and a culture that is committed to learning, fun, and excellence. We offer competitive salaries, plus a flexible paid time off program, health, dental, and vision insurance, and company holidays.
Change Research offers a remote “workplace” that is both casual and professional, and a culture that is committed to feedback, iteration, learning, engagement, fun, and excellence. Team members are located throughout the United States and work in all four US time zones. When it is safe to do so, Change Research will re-open its San Francisco and Washington DC offices and may require occasional travel to one of those cities.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter (super important – please don’t skip this part! A “letter” in the body of the email is preferred) and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “[Your Name] / Director of Communications and Marketing]”. And please let us know where you heard about us.