Digital Director

Political action committee seeks experienced social media magic maker to spearhead the digital campaign for a ballot question this November in New York: Should NY hold a state constitutional convention? Um, YES!

We’re hiring a full-time Digital Director to join us in the fight for good government, equal rights, criminal justice reform, environmental protections, labor protections, and so much more. With so many in the Trump Administration’s crosshairs, now is the time to strengthen New York’s constitution so that everyone is protected. Please feel free to share this with folks you know. Happy to answer any questions.  Full job description below.

Do you love strategizing for websites, email campaigns, and social media? Care deeply about protecting those in the Trump Administration’s crosshairs? Miss the hustle and bustle of a political campaign? Looking for a grassroots, bottom up, progressive movement that can achieve real change right here in New York? Then look no further.

This November, New Yorkers will decide whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention. Winning this vote would be nothing short of revolutionary. It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take the decision making out of the hands of legislators and give it directly to the people. We could clean up Albany, protect immigrants, codify equal rights, reform our criminal justice system, and protect our environment from real threats from the federal government. This movement will grow quickly – here is your opportunity to get in early.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop online advocacy and outreach strategies.
  • Design and create engaging, multi-channel content for websites, email communications, and social media channels.
  • Measure social media impact and campaign results, tweak campaigns based on what’s working and what’s not.
  • Engage with the community, observe what resonates, learn what attracts new supporters, and motivate them to take action.
  • Write emails, blog posts, tweets, Facebook posts, captions, headers, notes, listicles, and reports.
  • Read and absorb tons of articles, posts, position papers, and speeches.

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience planning and implementing online communications campaigns for advocacy and fundraising via multiple online channels including social media, email, mobile, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, think quickly on your feet, and be a problem solver.
  • Have a proven ability to turn problems into opportunities through creative thinking.
  • An ability to write impactful and engaging campaign messaging that resonates with different target audiences across multiple online channels.
  • Awareness of the latest trends in digital tactics and strategies, tech, apps, and plugins to maximize effectiveness.
  • A fundamental knowledge of the ins-and-outs of a variety of social networks, the nuances of online etiquette among different channels, and an awareness of different norms among multiple communities.
  • Experience working with an online organizing platform (e.g, Action Network, EveryAction, Luminate, Salsa, Engaging Networks, Blue State Digital, etc.).
  • The ability to use basic HTML and  image editors such as Photoshop.
  • The ability to manage several projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • A team player mentality, but also a self-starter who can work independently.
  • Ability to work a standard campaign schedule (long, sometimes irregular hours).

Our Approach:

  • Collaborative. Every team member has a say.
  • Expert in our respective fields.
  • Creative
  • Social
  • Innovative
  • Focused
  • Driven
  • Honest and transparent
  • Analytical
  • Compassionate
  • Activist driven
  • Hands on
  • Anti-Brogrammer

Above all, the Digital Director should be able to build an active, robust online community around the referendum that will respond enthusiastically to calls to action. The position is full-time until Election Day with competitive compensation. Our office is based in New York City. Position requires some travel. We are hiring immediately and the job runs through November 7, 2017

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to info@nypeoplesconvention.org with the subject line: Digital Director.