Deputy Director of Advertising

at Mothership Strategies

Location Washington, DC
Date posted March 2, 2018
Category Agency
Job Type Full time
Political Affiliation Democrat
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Do you love Democratic politics and progressive causes? Does leading a team through looming deadlines when the stakes are high excite you? Are you ready to advance in your career?

Mothership Strategies is looking for a Deputy Director of Advertising to help lead our growing Ads team as it raises the bar for progressive electoral and advocacy campaigns across the country.


You're the kind of person who:

  • Has intricate knowledge of online advertising platforms (Adwords, DoubleClick, DCM, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, 3rd party data onboarding systems, etc.) and how they are applied to political programs
  • Has a proven track record developing solid paid digital strategies and media plans
  • Has a knack for creative and expanding the boundaries of online advertising
  • Feels at ease managing a team of strategists and creatives
  • Has experience building lasting client relationships and communicating the value of digital advertising
  • Is ready to take on big challenges and build the progressive movement

What makes you a great fit for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ cycles of political advertising experience or comparable experience
  • Proven experience managing a team
  • You know the ins and outs of digital advertising and digital media planning
  • You’re creative with the tools at your disposal and love thinking outside the box
  • You understand the intricacies of ad operations and the technical aspects of digital advertising
  • You know great ad copy and concepts when you see them — and how to manage a team that can produce it
  • You enjoy finding ways to continually develop your skills and build the skill sets of your team

In this job you will:

  • Lead the creation and execution of persuasion, education, mobilization and acquisition programs for our clients
  • Manage and oversee daily operations of the ads team, from creative and strategy to technical and operations experts
  • Supervise the ads process from concept generation through execution
  • Oversee the optimization of our campaigns to achieve client goals, from maximizing fundraising ROI, to persuading and turning out voters, to engaging activists
  • Work with designers, campaigns and consultants to develop compelling creative
  • Optimize processes across the ads team to foster collaboration and help drive an aggressive ads program
  • Create reporting timelines and metrics to give real time feedback on campaign performance
  • Interact with clients to move programs forward
  • Support the Director of Advertising in growing team capabilities and scope
  • Perform other duties as necessary


We are experts in email fundraising and online advocacy. Mothership has raised over $300 million for some of the largest Democratic campaigns and progressive causes. We work collaboratively to create industry-leading tactics and engagement strategies for campaigns of all sizes. We are a motivated and passionate team that loves taking ownership of tasks, solving problems, and working towards results. When progressive candidates and causes need to unite millions of supporters to raise money online, they call us.

Benefits Summary:

  • Healthcare / dental / vision up to 100 percent of your premiums
  • 18 flexible PTO days
  • 401k and 4% employer match from day one
  • Monthly student loan payments in perpetuity until your loans are paid off
  • Management coaching and a personalized development plan to help you achieve your professional goals
  • Fully stocked kitchen with food and snacks 
  • Metro/Parking paid up to $260/mo
  • Uber/Lyft paid for if you work late
  • Pick a MacBook Pro or PC; dual monitors
  • Standing desks at your request
  • Contribution to your gym membership 
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • A brand new two-story office in the Manhattan Laundry complex right off of 14th street. (Think exposed brick and conference rooms named after Presidential pets).

Mothership Strategies is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization that fights for progressive values nationwide, we’re committed to building a community based in diversity and inclusion at all levels. To that end, we strictly prohibit discrimination based on age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Applicants of all backgrounds who are passionate about progressive politics are able and encouraged to apply!