The Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives works with the president to apply private sector solutions to the nation’s problems.
As part of the White House Office of American Innovation (OAI), the position is new in the White House and receives a salary of $183,000 per year.
Director of Video Production — $86,200
The Director of Video Production is responsible for producing and editing videos for the White House. Likely, these are the videos posted on the official White House social media pages and on their website.
While you might think that working for the president would have perks, the salary is actually on point with the average pay for similar jobs in Washington DC. So if you're a professional video photographer, and love politics, the salary is $86,200 per year.
White House Director of Strategic Communications — $183,000
As a senior position, the White House Director of Strategic Communications reports directly to the president. Created by President Donald Trump in 2016, only three people have held this position. The first was Hope Hicks, followed by Mercedes Schlapp, and Alyssa Farah.
While the responsibilities for this position have never been defined, it’s assumed that they coordinate media appearances, advise the president on messages, and take the necessary steps to ensure everything on the president’s agenda gets done.
White House Deputy Chief Of Staff — $183,000
As the top aide to the White House Chief of Staff, the White House Deputy Chief of Staff is the most senior aide to the president. Those in the position answer to the Chief of Staff and are responsible for keeping the White House bureaucracy running as smoothly as possible.
Some administrations choose to have several people in this position. The Trump administration, for example, had John Fleming as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Chris Liddell as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination, Tony Ornato as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Dan Scavino as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. Six people doing basically the same job.
White House Executive Clerk — $165,417
The White House Executive Clerk works in the White House Office of the Executive Clerk, earning a salary of $165,417 per year. They serve as the middle man for official documents that are sent between Congress and the president.
Additionally, they’re responsible for preparing official documents such as executive orders, bills, and messages.