As a company specializing in Democratic digital advertising campaigns, election cycles are the busiest time of year for us. For additional support, employees known as cycle hires get onboarded and help out across departments – from programmatic trading to business development. With these temporary employees, we are able to excel at our goal of helping elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Read on to learn more about what it’s like to work during an election cycle at DSPolitical.
During their time here, we want to give our cycle hires the opportunity to grow professionally and be part of the DSP community. The digital tech world that DSPolitical thrives in is so interconnected with people, and that’s something we value. One client services associate from the 2022 election cycle says, “Everybody knows something that you don’t or understands information in a way that you don’t, and it’s so easy to discuss that. You learn something every day with digital tech and advertising. I think that’s the part I most enjoy because I’m always learning something, and it’s so cool to see yourself getting better at things that you weren’t good at before. DSPolitical absolutely lets you see your growth.”
Many cycle hires mention the energy and pressure of working during an election cycle, but they also exalt how exhilarating and rewarding it can be. It’s a unique experience to see such important work pay off in real-time and on the national stage.
If you’re interested in working in the intersection of digital technology and politics during an election, consider DSPolitical! We pride ourselves on creating a supportive and open environment. Take this advice from a 2022 election cycle hire, “Definitely appreciate it and take advantage of it while you’re here. Being able to reach out to people that you’re working with, meet new people, and have your name move around is very valuable.”
Another says, “The people across the board are great and the culture really positive. It’s clear that everybody is very supportive and invested in the mission of the company, but also looking out for themselves and each other. This sense of community that everybody’s working towards the same goals and has the same values which helps uplift everybody else around.”
We are endlessly grateful that we are able to work with such a talented and driven group of people each election year. Want to join the DSP family? Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on current job listings and opportunities. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for frequent updates.
Interns are considered cycle hires too, so if you’re a student interested in DSPolitical, check out our blog post on the DSP intern experience.