The Hired Guns are seeking a passionate defender of democracy for a Digital Strategist role at a fast-paced non-profit. You’ll tackle Facebook and Twitter, and your posts will reach millions of concerned Americans. If you’re committed to combating corruption, advocating for democracy, getting money out of politics and getting voters into voting booths, prepare to be inspired by working alongside these watchdogs who aren’t just sitting on the sidelines, but mobilizing over two million progressive Americans.
This digital-first not-for-profit is hitting big numbers with its grassroots activism to give the people back their voice in Washington. It’s all thanks to a huge network of quick-mobilizing progressives, and social media is its primary fuel for a wildfire response as news breaks and people take the streets. Think of it as a blend between a progressive nonprofit and a political campaign.
It’s a good job for you if you’re excited by the chance to see your work explode in real time, but the challenge is coming up with content gripping enough to slice through the noise on social and make it happen. If you can do that, you’ll help steer some of the top-engaging Twitter and Facebook pages of any progressive group in America. To that end, you’ll align with the manager and other digital teams teams to connect viral content with meaning opportunities for people to take action.
You’ll need quick reflexes for breaking news while also making your own opportunities that expand the social reach and its algorithmically weighted connections. You’ve got to cultivate that audience from sprout to seed.
Hours are typically normal work days — it’s like the dream of working on a campaign but without the nightmare of the hours — but get ready to jump on any breaking news or trending hashtags to keep your followers informed and drive them to action.
What Success Looks Like
This place is all about rapid-response social, and you’ll have engagement metrics to show what you’re doing is working — but also the more qualitative actions resulting from your efforts. Ten thousand retweets is nice, but one thousand calls to Congress is better.
Hired Gun Profile
You can point to several times in your career as a social point-person when your work has had real results both online and off, because you come with a history of social scores in a progressive fundraising, organizing, or otherwise political or cause-driven field.
You need a job that feeds your addiction to a stressful, high-speed responsibility– but only because you relax knowing you can rely on your tight-knit, small team.
DC-based candidates won’t be at a disadvantage to the competition in NYC. You’re encouraged to apply, but you need to be cool with relocating.
You realize that what you’re doing is B2C broadcasting, with new avenues and dimensions, and you want to use it to change the world. Here’s your chance to be an influencer with actual influence.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.