Job Description

The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) is seeking a Digital Fellow to join our dynamic team. The DPOC provides a full range of services to candidates, clubs, Democratic organizations, and activists. This is an excellent opportunity If you wish to play an integral role in  Orange County politics. 

You would work closely with the DPOC team to assist with all aspects of email campaigns and social media. This would include writing copy, creating unique graphics, managing email lists, generating online petitions, creating donation forms, drafting social media, and developing messaging plans.

You should have an interest in digital communications, political writing, and email campaigns. Experience writing copy for a candidate, elected official, or organization and experience using an email management platform is preferred. Additional experience with donation processing platforms, Canva, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe InDesign is appreciated.

If you have had a sense of strategic political writing and the ability to quickly adapt and expand on new messaging concepts, this position is ideal for you. A willingness to learn new skills that complement email campaign strategy is key in this role. Fellows may be considered for full-time employment at the conclusion of the fellowship.  

The DPOC Digital Fellow will work 10 hours per week and be compensated at $20/hr. 


  • Be a strong self-starter and self-driven individual
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment
  • Experience with grassroots organizing a plus, but not a requirement
  • A profound understanding of the issues of social justice
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours when needed
  • Understanding of social storytelling on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other digital platforms
  • Knowledge of content creation that will motivate and persuade both political and non-political audiences
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English; Vietnamese/English) a plus


To apply, email with “Digital Fellow Application” as the subject. Please attach your resume, cover letter, and any applicable writing or graphic samples. Applications will be taken through February 21st, 2022 with interviews taking place between February 23rd and February 25th.

We know that women and structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups of people take in job postings differently, and statistics show they need to see themselves in almost 100% of the requirements to even apply. The DPOC encourages you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications, as no one applicant ever does. We look forward to hearing from you.

Due to the number of applications we typically receive, we sincerely regret that someone from our hiring team will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview. No phone calls please.

The DPOC provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.