We are political problem solvers.

Cor Strategies is a Midwest-based political solutions company that drives results. Founded in 2009, we’re the largest full-service center-right political company in Illinois. To date we’ve worked with over 550 campaigns and 200 businesses & organizations.

We use our expertise and relationships to make a difference by doing work that matters. Our mission is to drive improvement by helping people, organizations, and causes progress commonsense center-right principles and promote the public good.

If you share our values and vision, and if you want to join us on our mission to make a difference by doing work that matters, apply for one of the position listed below.

Current Job Openings:

Communications Originator

Communications Originator

Since our founding in 2009, one of Cor’s biggest strengths has been our ability to develop highly-effective messaging for our clients, and then communicate that message to the public consistently and convincingly on every available platform. We are looking to add someone to our marcom team with communications skills who can originate persuasive, emotional, and impactful content and communications that will resonate with voters and specific target audiences.

To start, this individual will be tasked with executing our communications strategies by utilizing the messaging we have developed. They will also create communications content that incorporates that client’s messaging and reflects their identity and campaign strategy, including, but not limited to, emails, call scripts, social media posts, letters, press releases, letters to the editor/op-eds, website copy, and responses to queries and questionnaires. This individual will help create copy and content for all departments, including political, events, field, government affairs, data and telecom, and particularly marketing. They will be involved daily with assisting in the creation of all marketing materials, including copy for print/digital ads, collateral, direct mail, videos, and audio. They will work with the marcom team to develop short- and long-term plans that encompass all communications and marketing related content. This individual will also handle developing content for Cor’s company communications and marketing.

Ultimately, as the individual proves themselves capable, they will be tasked with developing high-level messaging for clients, working directly with the strategy team and client. They will help examine and document client identities, combine bio and historical details with identities to craft narrative biographies, and work within an identity and campaign strategy to develop campaign themes, slogans, and talking points.

Individuals in this role must have a documented ability to communicate effectively in writing as well as verbally, as well as the ability to write in another’s voice. They must have a passion for communicating ideas, issues, and candidates, and an ability to communicate another’s ideas and thoughts as if they were their own. The ideal candidate for this position is prompt, responsive, supportive, collaborative, patient, thorough, articulate, and driven. They must have the ability to multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities at the same time. They must embrace challenges and have the ability to set ambitious goals and deliver results. Candidates must hold right-of-center political beliefs and be located in (or able/willing to travel to) Chicagoland.

Data & Tech Expert

Data & Tech Expert

Cor currently conducts telecom and data work in 48 different states, and we are in need of someone with data and/or technology skills to assist our current team. This individual would be trained on the specific technologies and skills necessary.

This individual would help conduct telecom on behalf of our clients. This includes polling, starting with pulling and preparing the data, working with the strategy/communications team to draft the script, recording the script (if automated poll), coordinating the collection of responses, modeling/weighting the data (if necessary), and summarizing the results. It includes tele town halls, which typically includes pulling and preparing the data, working with the communications team to draft scripts, getting the scripts recorded, ensuring the communications team develops talking points, setting up the town hall, training the client’s support staff, executing the calls, conducting the town hall, capturing any poll responses on questions asked during the town hall, and reporting the results. Lastly, this would include peer-to-peer texting using Cor’s own applications to connect with a target audience on behalf of Cor’s clients. Typically, this includes obtaining and preparing the targeted lists, working with marcom to draft content, then either training the clients’ staff to push out message or doing it internally.

In addition, this individual will assist with data work for our clients. This includes developing targeted lists for voter outreach activities such as mailings and digital ads, as well as supporting field efforts by maintaining target lists and providing walk and call sheets. It includes managing campaign data, such as donor lists, identified supporters, and GOTV targets. It also includes managing all internal company data and contacts and generating any reports necessary for leadership and/or clients.

If interested, this individual can also assist with web development for our clients. This includes updating client websites or news pages, optimizing web platforms for search engines and social media advertising, cleaning up or redesigning old client websites, working with our marketing and communications team to develop copy and branding for brand new websites, building out those new websites, maintaining web platforms, and ensuring they’re secure and protected from malicious activity.

Individuals in this role must be meticulous and have excellent attention to detail, as data integrity is paramount. They must be experts in programs such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs as well as CRM databases and reporting programs. For web development, experience with HTML and other languages is a huge plus along with familiarity with WordPress and other platforms. The ideal candidate for this position is detailed, precise, accurate, thorough, and focused. They must be knowledgeable in telecom and/or technology, and eager to learn both to be fully independent in this position as well as to stay current on modern technologies, techniques, and regulations. They must have the ability to multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities at the same time. They must embrace challenges and have the ability to set ambitious goals and deliver results. Candidates must hold right-of-center political beliefs and be located in (or able/willing to travel to) Chicagoland.

Digital Organizer

Digital Organizer

Cor is seeking a Digital Organizer who can bring even more excitement and personality to our marcom department.

The Digital Organizer will develop and implement digital strategies for our private and public sector clients, with an emphasis on social network systems. The Digital Organizer will be responsible for managing our clients’ presence on social networks, focusing on increasing their reach and effectiveness, enhancing their brand and identity, and promoting their message.

As part of this, they will utilize messaging provided to them to create communications content for social media as well as assisting with creating content for emails, websites, texts and calls, and letters. Work will be in coordination with all departments, including political, events, field, government affairs, data and telecom, and particularly marketing. This individual will also assist with developing content for Cor’s company communications and marketing.

The Digital Organizer will also coordinate digital ad buys for our clients. This primarily consists of social media and search advertising, which can become complicated as our advertising strategies for our clients include multiple levels of geographical, ideological, demographic, and behavioral targeting. It also includes display, mobile, video, audio, and content advertising.

Ideally, this individual also possesses intermediate graphic design and layout skills to assist with daily content needs. Working with our designers and marcom team as needed, they will help develop social media graphics, event invitations, website graphics, email templates, presentations, and possibly even simple videos and audio.

Clients range from candidates for public office, elected officials, associations, think tanks, businesses, and non-profits.

Individuals in this role must have a documented ability to communicate effectively in writing as well as verbally, as well as the ability to write in another’s voice. The ideal candidate will be clever, have a content background (research, content creation and management), and be extremely familiar with the digital media landscape, including social media networks. They must have the ability to multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities at the same time. They must embrace challenges and have the ability to set ambitious goals and deliver results. Candidates must hold right-of-center political beliefs and be located in (or able/willing to travel to) Chicagoland.

Fundraiser

Fundraiser

One of the biggest needs for our clients is fundraising assistance. We are looking to hire someone to run point on fundraising and development efforts for our political and non-profit clients.

This individual will develop and implement aggressive fundraising strategies that result in funding from high-dollar, mid-dollar, and low-dollar funding sources using a variety of development channels, including direct solicitation, finance committees, events, digital fundraising, fundraising and prospecting mail, and any other methods at our disposal.

They will work with leadership to develop fundraising plans. They will then work directly with our clients to execute the fundraising plans, leading on implementation. This includes working with the team to develop target lists, then assisting clients with direct solicitation for high dollar contributions. It includes working to develop finance committees, then facilitating finance committee activities to meet fundraising goals. It includes working with the team to implement event fundraising to solicit mid-dollar contributions. It also includes working with the team to conduct digital and mail fundraising and prospecting in order to bring in low-dollar contributions, achieve buy in, and develop donor lists.

The individual will also need to work with the team to ensure key data is identified, captured, and updated. They will be responsible for building relationships with key donors, facilitating their continued support for our clients.

The individual in this role must excel at developing relationships and motivating individuals to support a candidate or cause. They must have a passion for connecting and working with people. The ideal candidate for this role is outgoing, personable, articulate, attentive, and well-groomed. They should excel at building relationships and thrive in a supportive team environment. They must have the ability to multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities at the same time. They must embrace challenges and have the ability to set ambitious goals and deliver results. Candidates must hold center-right political beliefs and be located in (or able/willing to travel to) the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Redshirt (Internship)

Redshirt

Cor Strategies is seeking Social Media, Data & Tech, Government Affairs, and Event Planning Redshirts (interns) to join various local and statewide political campaigns and assist our internal team. As a Cor Redshirt, you’ll become equipped with the knowledge and skills to contribute to high stakes political campaigns.

Opportunities to work with candidates and campaigns that have the ability to win are extremely rare. Cor Strategies is selective in our clients, only working with candidates and causes we believe in and can be proud of.

The goal of our internship program is to equip you with key skills to contribute to a campaign and prepare you to join a political campaign in 2022 or potentially become a long-term member of the Cor Strategies team.

 

Social Media Redshirt

- Develop Creative Social Media Posts with Copy, Graphics, & Digital Ads

- Create Social Media Calendars and Execute Campaigns

- Engage with Followers and Respond to Comments & Messages with Approved Campaign Messaging

 

Data & Tech Redshirt

- Assist in Website Development and Keep Websites Updated with News & Relevant Content

- Develop, Manage, and Monitor Statewide & National Polling and Summarize Results

- Perform Data Analysis Districts During & After Redistricting

 

Grassroots Government Affairs Redshirt

- Develop Contact Lists of Targeted Businesses, Elected Officials, & Influencers

- Research Timely Public Policy Issues and Monitor News Related to Active Clients & Initiatives

- Edit & Develop Plan Documents, Policy Reports, & Op-Eds/LTEs

 

Event Planning Redshirt

- Curate Event Venues that Align with Client Budgets, Visions & Themes

- Help Coordinate Event Planning & Logistics Throughout Event Process

- Attend Political Events to Ensure They’re Run Properly and Assist the Client with Run-Of-Show

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