Mandela Barnes for Wisconsin is hiring a Videographer to join our Digital team if we are successful in the August 9 Democratic Senate primary. This is a great opportunity to join a top tier senate race and work for one of the most exciting candidates this cycle. This is a full-time, paid position based in Madison, WI. 

The Mandela Barnes for Senate campaign is hiring a Videographer / Digital Content Creator who will travel on the campaign trail with the Digital Director and be responsible for capturing content. This person will work on the fly to capture quick creative video content between the principal and supporters, get footage and solid audio of stumps speeches, as well as film direct-to-camera asks. This is an ideal position for someone who has extensive knowledge of video filming, and know how to successfully capture good audio. No prior campaign experience required.

This position is eligible to be part of the CWG bargaining unit.


  • Capture video content on the campaign trail as well as rapid response content for digital platforms including social media, sms, and email 
  • Work closely with the Digital Director and Digital Communications Manager to plan and execute a goal-oriented content calendar 
  • Create digital content that can achieve a number of different goals including fundraising, generating volunteers, persuading voters and more
  • Be open to irregular hours, nights, and weekends as we travel with the candidate
  • Have an eye for good footage and an understanding of how to work xlr cables, mult /press boxes, or other audiovisual equipment


  • Strong videography skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and adapt quickly to changing political environments 
  • Experience using Adobe Suite; After Effects, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator preferred 
  • Experience or interest in general internet culture
  • Familiarity with the political landscape and at least one year of work experience, including fellowships and internships in political, government, non-profit, agency, or start-up workplaces
  • Ideal candidate will have a commitment to equity, inclusivity, diversity, and progressive values.


  • Salary: $4,500 – $6,000/month based on experience
  • Benefits: Full employer paid health, dental, and vision. Employees accrue two days of vacation time per month

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and references to with the subject line “MB4W Videographer: First Last” 

Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, gender identities, marital status, religions, veterans statuses, and disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity workplace, The Mandela Barnes for Wisconsin campaign is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About Mandela Barnes

Mandela’s story is a uniquely American story. He was born in Milwaukee, in one of the most impoverished and incarcerated Zip Codes in the state. A community starved of resources, but brimming with joy, resilience, and hardworking, brilliant people.

His mom was a Milwaukee school teacher for 30 years. His dad worked 3rd shift at the General Motors plant. They were both active union members organizing for better wages and defending workers’ rights. Their example showed him the importance of working hard and fighting for opportunity for everyone.

Mandela’s parents taught him the values of hard work, perseverance, and the importance of a good education. They also taught him we can’t settle for what is, we have to reach for what can be. These lessons led Mandela to graduate Milwaukee public high schools at 16, and earn a degree from Alabama A&M University.

Mandela Barnes currently serves as Wisconsin’s 45th Lt. Governor. He is the first African-American Lt. Governor of Wisconsin and only the second African-American to be elected statewide in state.

As Lt. Governor, Mandela has worked closely with Governor Evers to help Wisconsin recover from the pandemic. Mandela has been central to the campaign to encourage communities across the state to get vaccinated, traveling to urban and rural areas to energize Wisconsin’s recovery.

Governor Evers recognized Mandela’s expertise and years of work on environmental issues by appointing him as Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change. The Task Force brought together a diverse coalition of farmers, environmental advocates, Indigenous leaders, and business executives and produced 55 concrete strategies for how Wisconsin can begin to address the climate crisis.

Sadly, politicians like Ron Johnson are standing in the way of progress. Johnson has turned his back on Wisconsin, instead peddling wild conspiracy theories and cynical attacks that divide us for political gain.  

Mandela is running for the United States Senate because when things get tough, we shouldn’t lower our expectations. Instead of changing our dreams, we need to change the game. Mandela will bring a new perspective to Washington, to fight for opportunity for every child, person, and family in Wisconsin, regardless of their ZIP code. 

Prior to serving as Lt. Governor, Mandela was elected to the State Assembly where he emerged as a champion on issues of the environment, economy, education, racial justice, and health care. He became the chair of the legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus in his first term, became a national leader on gun violence prevention, and was recognized as one of the top pro-growth progressive leaders in the country. He also worked as a community organizer in Milwaukee and served as Deputy Director of Strategic Engagement for the State Innovation Exchange, sharing progressive best practices with state legislatures across the country.

 Mandela serves on the Governor’s Health Equity Council, Wisconsin Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Wisconsin Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force, Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability, and the statewide 2020 Census Complete Count Committee.