Social Media & Community Manager, Electoral Campaigns

Washington, DC/ Oakland, CA/New York City | PAC - Digital & Communications Team | Full-time

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Color Of Change is running an innovative online and offline organizing program to build leadership and power in Black communities across the country. This organizing program is about empowering Black people to hold elected officials accountable to their communities and building political power in Black communities while centering Black Joy. If that sounds strategic and exciting to you, please apply.

The Digital and Communications Team is a key part of this organizing program, designing ways to tell the story of our collective work and grow our brand’s presence through creative channels, paid and earned media, social media, and public communications. The Social Media & Community Manager will be responsible for developing and optimizing Color Of Change’s PAC social media and digital content helping to elevate the powerful stories of our members and campaigns.

This person will work to develop, promote, and monitor online content across digital channels and social media properties to engage online supporters, mobilize Black voters, and the media. This position requires a motivated individual with excellent communication skills, demonstrated ability to keep up with the 24-hour news cycle, attention to detail, and a believer in racial justice.

This position reports to the Deputy Senior Campaign Director and responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the development and deployment of a communications strategy and collateral for online and offline organizing activities
  • Create and manage social media content, including writing original tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts
  • Maintain the integrity and quality of COC PAC’s digital and online properties through ongoing review and maintenance, quality assurance testing, updating out-of-date content and purging/archiving expired content
  • Develop and manage virtual action center to target members with campaigns and relevant actions
  • Manage, produce, and upload creative content for the organization’s campaigns
  • Draft and execute social media content and strategy, particularly around rapid response, 2020 election races and endorsed candidate
  • Promote COC PAC events with social posts, such as Instagram stories and Twitter threads
  • Develop and help maintain the organization’s content calendar and style and brand guidelines (tone, voice, grammar, etc.)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and presentation skills, and a demonstrated ability to write in different styles and for a variety of audiences.
  • Strong sense of urgency and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Top-notch organization skills. Managing multiple priorities, timeliness, and attention to detail is key.
  • Strong familiarity with social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Buffer, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Tweetdeck, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter media studio, and social media analytics software such as Google Analytics.
  • Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires frequent evening and weekend work to respond to breaking news;
  • Ability to effectively use a Black/racial justice frame of reference to write strong and persuasive strategic plans and program development materials.
  • A commitment to civil rights and racial justice.
  • 3-5 years of media relations or communications experience
  • Previous electoral or issue campaign experience (at least 1 cycle)

How to Apply: Interested applicants should click the "Apply for this position" link and submit a resume and COC tailored cover letter.

Compensation: $72,000. This is a full-time, temporary position (ending in December 2020). 

Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.