Digital Organizer for For Our Future

Are you passionate about progressive politics and interested in harnessing social media to make real change? If so, consider joining our team as a Digital Organizer! For Our Future Michigan seeks a creative individual who has expert knowledge in digital organizing and leveraging social media platforms. You’ll create compelling online content that educates, inspires, engages, drives messaging, and pushes people to take action on our various campaigns. This is your chance to make a difference while honing increasingly valuable skills for any communicator working in the digital age. Each day, you will collaborate with other members of our team to modernize the landscape of political organizing by reaching out to voters in new, innovative ways. You will also manage the digital department, including digital advertising. Our ideal candidate is a clear communicator, a new media harnesser, an organizer, and a team player who can contribute to our operation for social change. Applicants should be quick-learners who will meet new challenges with ambition and creativity.

 

This position, based in Lansing, Michigan, reports to the Michigan Communications Director. This is a full-time position with benefits through at least November 6, 2020.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementing aggressive, long- and short-term digital communications strategies

  • Identifying new digital communications avenues and tactics

  • Creating compelling graphics, video and other digital content

  • Planning and executing digital advertising campaigns on several platforms, including Facebook and Google search

  • Expanding the social media reach of For Our Future Michigan to push our message directly to the people we are trying to reach

  • Maintaining and updating social media channels with original content daily, including some graphics and video

  • Executing digital organizing tactics

  • Performing on-the-ground digital work, including livestreaming press and field events

  • Leading digital trainings for activists and partner organizations

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with ad buying and management on Facebook, Google search and other platforms

  • Experience tracking online metrics through various channels like Google Analytics and Facebook Insights

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, etc.) proficiency and a good eye for design

  • Video editing and production skills a plus

  • Basic HTML and web maintenance skills and some experience with Wordpress or a similar CMS a plus

  • Comfort with recording people’s personal video stories

  • Creativity and a strong desire to learn and implement ever-evolving digital tactics

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with unpredictable hours, and juggle multiple projects at once

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a busy office with personal enthusiasm, optimism, and a sense of humor

  • A passion for progressive causes

  • Experience in a political, coalition, firm, or organizing environment preferred