Now, some fairly small part of the job will involve the John Kerry for Senate campaign of next year, but that is not our main focus. John Kerry is running a national campaign (no, he is not running for President). More to the point, he is running multiple national campaigns. But they are not to get him elected; they are campaigns for causes, campaigns for our country. He (with our support at JohnKerry.com) is running a campaign to get a new direction in Iraq and set a deadline to start bringing our troops home, a campaign to get solutions to our world’s energy and climate crises, a campaign to get our veterans the fair shake they deserve, and other campaigns to get our country on a more sensible, progressive footing. And we need help to achieve all of this. This is a classic situation where you get paid while you do work you believe in. Well, at least it is if you’re a progressive reader of BMG … if you’re a conservative reader of the blog, I guess that would not apply (and, I suspect, neither would you).
Anyway, here is the job description:
The team at JohnKerry.com seeks a strong writer to further our progressive political goals through Internet communications channels. We have one of the largest email lists in progressive politics, and we need someone to help make it into the strongest force for progressive change it can be. This job will also have responsibility over the various JohnKerry.com blogs in our soon-to-be-released projects.
A successful candidate will be able to write very strong copy on a short turnaround, implementing the goals and strategies of an overall communications plan. The candidate should also have a familiarity with email communications to large groups in a professional setting and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the best practices in email list management. Experience in political online organizing a plus. Duties include:
Design and implement email communications, online written communications, and online advertising. Measure and produce reports on effectiveness of all campaigns using spreadsheets and other databases. Test, analyze and optimize email campaigns’ rate of opens, click-thru and overall response. Work closely with Data Steward to segment lists for maximum communications efficiency. Manage content on multiple blogs, including comment monitoring.
So, there ya go. Since I am an Internet activist who managed to end up in this job, I wanted to make sure to get the word out to the MA Internet community about this. If you have a blog, feel free to post about this job … anyone interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to setadeadline (at) gmail (dot) com.