The Hired Guns are seeking a talented, proactive Social Media Specialist for a non-profit that’s transforming the American education system through solutions-based journalism.
Salary range: $63,000 to $85,000 per year
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the company and why they need to hire you!
This influential foundation/media site is spearheading a movement to transform American education via solutions-based journalism—by telling stories of what’s working in schools, and what’s not. To deliver on this mission, they’re looking for a highly savvy Social Media Specialist—preferably with newsroom experience—who loves writing and is passionate about social media to drive audience growth, engagement, and retention.
As Social Media Specialist, you’ll be responsible for planning and implementing a winning programming calendar for this company’s primary social channels and independently writing and editing thoughtful, pithy, and engaging social media posts (5-10 per day) while maintaining a consistent brand voice. In this highly collaborative role, you’ll work closely with content creators and designers to obtain compelling visuals, video animations, and infographics. Plus, you’ll develop, execute, and optimize paid social media campaigns, including determining which posts to promote, A/B testing creative, and creating custom audiences to improve targeting.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
We’re looking for a highly skilled, data-driven writer who’s fluent in all social channels and has at least 3 years of experience operating social media for an established news organization, brand, digital media company, or national nonprofit with a large following. Experience working with creative teams (editors, designers, and video producers) is a requirement.
You must be a master of leading social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok) and their native business tools, i.e. Meta Business Suite (Facebook and Instagram Ads), X Ads, and Twitter Analytics, as well as tools like Sprout Social and Hootsuite. And if you’re a TikTok maven with a brilliant turn of phrase, we can practically cut your first paycheck now. An ability to read and interpret data and use it to inform your work is a must-have, and familiarity with pre-K-through-12 education topics and issues is strongly preferred.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this team!
If you’re looking for a role that allows you to live your life outside of work, but then come to work and be the social media maven/editor for a mission-driven company, then this is the gig for you! (And their benefits package is super-competitive!)
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.