• Jan 21, 2021
  • Emerge Staff

Communications Associate


Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. We are the nation’s premier organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office. Since 2002, Emerge has trained more than 4,000 Democratic women and currently operates in 27 states across the country. We just came off an incredibly successful election cycle with more than 690 candidates on the ballot and a 60% win-rate.


Emerge is seeking a person with high energy, ability to multi-task and incredible attention to detail to assist with our mission. The ideal candidate for the part-time communications associate position has an interest in communications and politics, as well as a passion for seeing more Democratic women elected to office. The perfect candidate should have some familiarity writing press releases, op-eds or other communications materials and posting to social media as part of a previous job, their studies, an internship, or volunteer work. We’re looking for someone with high energy, the ability to multi-task and incredible attention to detail to assist with our mission. This is a short-term 6 month role, and the communications associate must be willing to work on a set schedule for 20 hours per week, until June 1, 2021 when the position will end. At that time, there may be an opportunity for a full-time role. All of the duties described below will contribute to our mission in an essential way.


  • Assist the deputy communications director in creating social media graphics and managing Emerge’s social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Create talking points and media briefings for Emerge president, staff, board of directors and state affiliates.
  • Assist in writing press releases, statements, media advisories, op-eds and other communications materials.
  • Ensure that Emerge’s website is regularly updated and provide website support to state affiliates, as needed.
  • Filing and administrative work, as needed.


Equity and Justice are at the heart of our mission. We want our team to reflect the incredible diversity of the political power we seek to build. Therefore, we especially encourage applications from Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other groups who are underrepresented in our political system.

In addition, Emerge is seeking the following specific qualifications:

  • Passionate about the advancement of women in politics
  • Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with general office operations
  • Professional and clear communication skills and comfortable speaking over the phone

Preferred but not required

  • One year experience working or interning in a professional setting
  • Experience working in communications
  • Experience with the WordPress website platform
  • Experience creating graphics and other multimedia content on Adobe Creative Suite or Canva


This is a part time hourly position paid at $15/hr. The Emerge offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. The Communications Associate will work a set schedule 20 hours a week remotely until the position ends on June 1, 2021. If the candidate is hired on full-time at that time, they will be required to work from the Emerge DC office when it opens up again later in the year.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to search@emergeamerica.org with the subject line “Communications Associate Application”. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 10 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. In your cover letter, please include a description of how your background aligns with this position and an explanation of your interest in women in politics.

Emerge will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.

We do not discriminate on the basis of gender diversity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabilities, religion, age, education, citizenship status, or socioeconomic status. Emerge is an anti-racist space with a lived equality and an inclusive workspace where we work to center equity, justice, diversity, and accessibility.