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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Digital Communications Associate, National Organization for Women, Washington, DC

Digital Communications Associate

Posted on: October 27, 2014
Application deadline: November 14, 2014
Start date: November 17, 2014
Posted by: National Organization for Women

The Communications Associate will work on a team led by and report to the Online Communications Manager. Primary responsibilities include: contributing to NOW's overall digital strategy, managing social media platforms and the blog, writing advocacy and fundraising emails, and managing the Love Your Body campaign.
  • Maintain a monthly editorial calendar for NOW's email program, blog, and social media platforms that fits within the overall digital strategy
  • Propose innovative ideas for NOW's editorial calendar for our email program, blog, social media platforms, and Love Your Body campaign to grow these initiatives
  • Draft advocacy emails, fundraising emails, and monthly newsletter
  • Manage blog content, including writing and editing posts written by staff and interns
  • Post content to NOW's website
  • Manage, develop, and grow engagement on all of NOW's social media accounts including, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, and Flickr
  • Create innovative social media campaign proposals including ad campaigns
  • Manage the day to day posting, monitoring, and engagement on all social media accounts
  • Oversee the NOW Foundation Love Your Body campaign poster contest and grow related programs
  • Edit and proofread all content developed by the communications department
  • Manage communications department interns
  • Manage analytics spreadsheets under the supervision of the Online Communications Manager
  • Manage the compilation and shipment of historical materials to our archive at Schlesinger Library
  • Edit and proofread press statements and media advisories
  • Monitor and report on earned media
  • Maintain NOW's branding and messaging consistency
  • Other projects and duties as assigned
  • Minimum 1-2 years of digital communications experience
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Women's and/or Gender Studies, Political Science or a related field
  • Passion for and strong background in women's rights and feminism
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience writing advocacy and fundraising email blasts
  • Experience with online advocacy and fundraising in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience maintaining and managing organization social media accounts in coordination with a digital strategy (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +)
  • Highly organized, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Sense of humor, creative energy, proactive, and problem solving skills
  • Enjoys working in a team as well as independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress
  • Stays up to date with digital communications trends
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with Wordpress
    • Experience with Salsa or a similar CRM system
    • Familiarity with HTML
    • Understanding of the importance of analytics and making data-driven decisions. You don't have to know how to run the analytics but you do need to be dedicated to applying the results to improve our digital communications
    • Experience with Facebook and Google ads


Applications will not be considered without all requested information. Please e-mail resume, cover letter stating why you want to work for NOW, writing sample (maximum three pages) and salary requirement to Subject line should read: Application for Digital Communications Associate – Your Full Name. No phone calls please. 

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