For many of us who love digital media and progressive politics, 2012 was an exciting year. Almost no successful campaign was without a strong online program and there was plenty of opportunity to utilize our skills in support of a variety of progressive candidates. We worked hard. We innovated. And often, we won.
The question for many digital experts with a passion for progressive politics is what challenge is next. Whether your experience is in social media, e-mail advocacy and fundraising, building websites, or leveraging big data, there are a lot of great opportunities to take what you’ve learned in 2012 and apply it to continue serving the greater good.
Recently, I’ve represented Beaconfire at a few DC job fairs (the NOI’s Roots Camp has passed, but the OFA jobs fair is Friday and the Democratic Gain jobs fair is January 25), and I’ve had a chance to see the types of organizations that are looking for smart, digital talent.