Political Campaign Management
A political campaign manager is one of the alternative careers for lawyers worth considering if you’re interested in government and politics. At the highest level, these political campaign jobs are more like political strategists, helping to sell a candidate to the general public. They must stay attuned to the interests of the voters and craft campaign strategies, messages and images to best sway that public in favor of the candidate. When first breaking in to political campaign management, your role is more likely to focus on things like keeping the campaign organized with a focus on how the candidate’s time is spent: where is the networking event or fundraiser, what time should the candidate arrive, when is the candidate available to make fundraising phone calls or prep for debates and media interviews. Today’s guest, Heather Weigler, took a leave of absence in 2012 from her job as a government lawyer to be a political campaign manager for a state attorney general candidate.
SHORT VERSION (Full Episode below)
Capitol Hill Careers