Social Media Strategist

Social Media Strategists manage social media profiles for progressive candidates, political committees, and nonprofits. Social media management is a growing and in-demand field in the world of progressive politics. This job is an opportunity to take the lead in running client social media programs and growing client social media followings. We’re looking for self-starters who love to write, design graphics, and follow the news of the day.


Why Middle Seat

  • Competitive salaries and great benefits
  • We only work for progressive organizations, candidates, and causes
  • We’re a proudly unionized team — part of the Campaign Workers Guild
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growing operation

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing and maintaining client social media accounts
  • Contributing to the growth of client social media followings
  • Crafting and implementing social media management and growth strategies
  • Posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other client social media platforms
  • Maintaining a robust cadence of social media posting that is responsive to breaking news and other major moments
  • Maintaining a general cadence of posting 5 times a day on Facebook, 8 times a day on Twitter, and 2 times a day on Instagram
  • Creating graphics for social media posts
  • Crafting social media posting schedules
  • Researching issues relevant to our clients in order to identify salient topics and content for social media posts and graphics
  • Remaining plugged in to political news and overall trends in progressive politics
  • Managing and interfacing with clients directly (potentially including Members of Congress and Senators)
  • Pulling, compiling, analyzing, and synthesizing social media performance metrics into report
  • Delivering and explaining social media reports to clients
  • Recruiting, onboarding, training, and managing a social media intern
  • Other responsibilities as requested

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience in professional social media management (or similar)
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Able to manage client projects largely without assistance
  • Ability to write for various social media platforms
  • Majority of writing is free of errors
  • Ability to adapt writing to conform to client voices and perspectives
  • A desire to play a role in social media for major political campaigns, nonprofits, and causes
  • Attention to detail

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary starts between $50,000 and $60,000
  • Profit sharing plan: share in the growth and success of Middle Seat
  • $50 mobile phone subsidy monthly
  • Regular raises guaranteed by the current union contract
  • 100% coverage for health, dental and vision
  • Zero deductible health plan
  • One Medical health service: video call or chat with doctors, no wait-time appointments
  • Health Advocate: 24/7 assistance with navigating health benefits, finding providers through
  • 5% employer match on your 401k retirement account
  • 20 paid vacation days off, plus your birthday and May Day off
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • Commuter benefits for public transportation
  • Work from home one day per week (after your first six months)
  • 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents

We are committed to building a diverse and passionate team. We encourage creative-minded individuals with a strong technical aptitude to apply for this position. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Our firm is values-driven. We are intentional with the decidedly left-of-center clients we work with — and we strive to make our work environment and benefits reflect that, including salary transparency, healthy work-life balance, and consistent employee feedback and communication. We’re happy to talk more about our company culture with prospective applicants.

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