2024 Political Cycle Role – Associate Strategist

We are looking for new team members with a  passion for progressive politics to join our electoral team this cycle. We are working with some of the largest persuasion, voter registration and GOTV clients of the cycle.  A majority of this position’s time will be assigned to those electoral accounts, but the remainder will be allocated to support our other non-profit, advocacy, and retail clients through our collective sprint during the election.

This is a temporary position through November 30, 2024 and includes outplacement assistance. Cycle-hire employees who are interested will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of permanent positions at the conclusion of this role.

Candidates looking to have a large professional impact on the 2024 elections should apply for this position. Candidates who DO NOT want a majority of their time focused on the 2024 elections, should apply for our other position focused on our responsible corporate, non-profit, and non-electoral advocacy clients.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Build, optimize, and run online ads across various different ad platforms (Facebook, Google, TTD, etc.).
  • Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion and brand lift tests.
  • Measure, analyze, and report on campaign and website performance to uncover actionable insights that will increase efficiency and performance of our digital marketing efforts.
  • Monitor conversion points and optimize user funnels.
  • Collaborate with other vendor partners.
  • Communicate with clients about success and challenges in the campaigns you’re running.
  • Manage media budgets in excess of $1MM.
  • Write copy and work with our designers and developers to produce online ad collateral and website assets.
  • Create media plans for direct response and persuasion ad buying
  • Meticulously Q/A creative, ad builds, and reports
  • Be accountable to client goals
  • Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate.
  • Be a positive member of our collaborative and supportive team.

Minimum Qualifications

We’ll train you on the specific skills you need to succeed in this field, so the only hard requirements for our Associate Strategist position are being interested in the subject, a quick-learner, and willing to work hard in a fast-paced environment. Traits we look for include:

  • Creative thinker who can generate innovative ideas and solutions and partner effectively with marketing and other creative teams.
  • Good operational and process orientation.
  • Strong organizational abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, experience in dealing with multiple and diverse internal stakeholders, and interacting with business and technology partners.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, across all organizational levels.
  • Interest in progressive politics.


  • Salary: $5,000-$5,333 per month
  • +$7,500 election bonus paid at end of cycle 
  • + an additional  end-of-cycle performance bonus (based on company and individual performance).

C+K offers a full benefits package which includes: 100% subsidized Platinum-level healthcare insurance, options for dental and vision insurance, 401k with a guaranteed company 3% contribution, short term disability, flexible spending accounts, transportation benefits, bikeshare membership, high speed Internet reimbursement, paid time off and several paid holidays. C+K is an equal opportunity employer.

C+K offers employees the opportunity to work remotely, work in the DC office full time, or work out a partial-week, in-office flex schedule. We do not force people to go into the office, it exists as a benefit for those who want an office to go to.

Chong + Koster provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, status with regard to public assistance, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Chong + Koster also fully complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate, including with regard to recruiting, hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.