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

Campaign Communications: What’s My Job?

By Richard Fowler
45 min
Messaging & Communications

What You’ll Learn

  • The common roles, responsibilities, and skills of campaign communications professionals
  • How a campaign Communications team operates relative to other campaign elements
  • Who’s joining us in our Staff Academy 2020 cohort!

Why This Is Important

Before you can begin making an impact in the 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. Additionally, as you learn more about the world of campaign communications, challenge yourself to identify the ways in which the skills and experiences you already have will translate into future success when you enter the profession.

Richard Fowler


Richard Fowler is a Fox News contributor and host of radio’s Fowler Show. On Fox News, Fowler brings a progressive voice to conservative broadcast on America’s most watched cable television network. He frequently co-anchors The Five and appears on The Story with Martha MacCallum, America’s Newsroom, MediaBuzz, and prime-times Kennedy and Mornings with Maria on Fox Business Channel. In 2018, Fowler was named co-host of the All-American New Year’s Eve Show Live from Times Square.

Richard’s weekend radio program is the youngest nationally syndicated progressive radio talk show in the country, reaching 9.1 million homes. In 2013, the Fowler Show went digital and became part of the Young Turks multi-channel network on YouTube. Since joining YouTube, the Fowler Show has received over 25 million views and over 30,000 subscribers. In addition, Richard is a staple on Sirius XM.

As a first-generation American from Jamaican parents, Richard began his political career in his home state of Florida, volunteering in numerous local and statewide races. Since then, Fowler has been an advocate for youth, social equity, and the African American LGBTQIA+ community. Most recently, Richard was named a Senior Media Fellow for the New Leader’s Council, where he trains, equips, and empowers the next generation of millennial leaders to use their voice to advocate for change.