Campaign Communications: What's My Job? - National Democratic Training Committee

Campaign Communications: What's My Job?

By Morgan Harris
20 min
Messaging & Communications

What You’ll Learn

  • Evaluate the structure of a political campaign and Communications team
  • Define the common roles, responsibilities, and skills of campaign communications professionals
  • Understand how a campaign Communications team operates relative to other campaign departments
  • Identify career pathways for campaign communications staffers

Why This Is Important

Before you can begin making an impact in the campaign communications field, you’ll want to orient yourself to the professional landscape. The more familiar you are with the profession, the more capable and confident you will feel as you embark on your career journey.

Key Resources

  • Job Postings and Descriptions
  • Democratic GAIN’s Jobs
  • Idealist
  • TomManatosJobs

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Morgan Harris


Morgan Harris is founder and managing partner of Acacia Consulting Group. He has served as a communications consultant for campaigns of all sizes, including gubernatorial, congressional, state legislature, mayoral, and city council races. An expert in message strategy and delivery, he has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and marketing, handling clients including Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, IFC Films, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, IFC Films, and Cirque du Soleil. Morgan lives in Chicago with his cats and his Netflix account.