Reports to: Social Media Editor
Staff reporting to this position: None
Position classification: Exempt, full-timeLocation: Washington, DC
ThinkProgress has an immediate opening for a Social Media Coordinator with a creative spirit, aptitude for writing, and strong interest in analytics to help generate headlines for A/B testing, post social media content, and analyze results.This position will report to the Social Media Editor, work with the social media team, and directly with reporters on a daily basis to optimize our content and present it to our audience via social media.Strong familiarity with new media trends, online consumer behavior, and the nuances of the big four social platforms are an absolute must. Successful applicants subconsciously notices patterns in the way online users behave, understands the value of data, takes an analytical approach to decision making, and is fascinated by the way social media shapes the political conversation.
Successful applicants will have a robust social media presence, some blogging or online writing experience, and a demonstrated interest in the new media landscape.
Generate alternate headlines for optimization testing
Consult with reporters to create compelling social packages
Monitor social media for underreported or trending topics
Quickly and accurately post content to social media
Community moderation on our Facebook page
Requirements and qualifications
1-3 years of social media experience, preferably at a media organization (internships and campus publications ok)
Flawless spelling and grammar — even on the fly
A natural knack for narrative and framing
Experience with Chartbeat, Parsley, Google Analytics, or Tweetdeck a plus
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Email your resume and cover letter attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Social Media Coordinator”