Political Writer

21 Jun, 2022


Political Writer

Washington, D.C.
SKDK, an award-winning public affairs and political advertising agency, is looking for a driven, self-starter to join its political team as a political writer for the 2022 campaign season. With offices in Washington, D.C., New York City, Albany, and Los Angeles, SKDK brings unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, labor unions, political committees, and candidates.
Whether it is creating a campaign launch video for a candidate, assisting a corporate client on establishing messaging around their corporate social responsibility strategy, or guiding a nonprofit through a crisis, SKDK is always at the forefront, leading the charge. There is no company better that understands the intersection of press, politics, and policy.
At SKDK, we are made whole by the diversity of our team. We are a firm that invites and celebrates the uniqueness of each member of our team and encourages individuals to bring their best selves into the workplace. Whether it is through participation in one of our Employee Resource Groups, serving on our DEI Council, opportunities to volunteer, or bringing a new perspective to client work, your individuality and experience matters.
The person in this position will be responsible for writing TV/digital/Radio scripts on behalf of Democratic candidates and progressive causes, and working with the firm’s senior principals, creative director, producers and editors throughout the creative/production process.

Requirements include:

    • Exceptional writing skills and the proven ability to write creatively, succinctly and on tight deadlines.
    • 5+ years of political writing experience on behalf of Democratic candidates, elected officials or progressive organizations. Experience writing TV/digital ads is a definite plus, but experienced speechwriters and communications operatives with exceptional writing skills are also encouraged to apply.
    • A proven ability to develop messaging based on qualitative/quantitative data.
    • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects in tandem.
    • A willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary (campaign hours).
    • A team player who works well with a diverse team.
What we offer: 
SKDK provides a generous benefits package including 100% coverage for health, vision, and dental insurance premiums; paid parental leave; time off including vacation, holidays, and sick time; 401(k) with an employer contribution, reimbursement for cellular service, public transportation benefits, and additional benefits.
SKDK believes in the growth and development of all our employees and therefore we offer:
Professional development and career guidance
Opportunities for advancement
Participation in Employee Resource Groups
A collegial and supportive office environment
Employment at SKDK is contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of a background check, reference check, and compliance with SKDK’s COVID-19 policy. SKDK requires all employees to show proof of full vaccination, as defined by the CDC, prior to the beginning of their employment. Applicants who believe they need an accommodation of this policy because of a medical exemption or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Director of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.
SKDK is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any protected category.

Job posted: 2022-06-21