Unify America

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Social Media Specialist

  • Design & User Experience
  • Full-time
  • Chicago, IL
  • Remote friendly

2022-10-28 18:27:21 UTC

is seeking a Social Media Specialist

What is Unify America?

Unify America is a nonpartisan nonprofit on a mission to replace politics with problem-solving. Our programming helps reduce political polarization and teaches problem-solving skills so Americans can work together to reach our shared goals and save our democracy. We are seeking a Social Media Specialist to grow our social media footprint and deepen relationships with our social community.

Saving democracy? Seriously?

Reasonable question. We’ll get to that. The ideal candidate will be motivated and industrious with strong communication and organizational skills and passionate about bringing Americans together across divides to reduce polarization and build community.

Let’s get back to the saving democracy part. 

Think Americans are hopelessly divided? We are on the way to proving that the vast majority of Americans (over 90%) share many of the same goals for the country. If that sounds crazy, then let us give you an example: we demonize each other over gun control legislation, but gun control isn’t the goal, it’s a tactic. Reducing violence is the goal, and most of us want that. We don’t realize that for most political issues we’re just arguing about tactics or even less productively, political personalities.

Our long term quest is ambitious: bringing together thousands (and someday millions) of Americans to replace political fighting with problem solving.  In other words, to jettison the idea that we can solve our problems through partisan arguments and show that there is a better approach: to deliberate through many possible solutions with our fellow citizens to achieve a goal nearly everyone shares. 

We aspire to build an audience and a community aligned with our mission, ready to grow individually and together as a county. That’s where you come in. We need your help to discover, build, celebrate, and communicate with that audience.

Tell me more...What’s the role? 

You’ll be the captain of our social media ship, helping us connect with and grow our audience. And you’re not on the ship alone! You’ll create and curate engaging content with support from the Marketing, Community, and Creative teams at Unify America. More specifically, you’ll:

  • Manage and grow our social media accounts, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and TikTok through organic and paid content

  • Build and edit share-worthy video content for social media 

  • Write social media post copy

  • Work with the Marketing Coordinator to create social graphics, as needed 

  • Work with the Marketing team and collaborate with other departments to create monthly content calendars

  • Manage fan engagement and message response on all platforms

  • Help to plan digital campaigns and manage social advertising campaigns

  • Provide customer service and support during interactive events 

  • Support public and media relations work with press research and relationship building

  • Analyze engagement data and identify trends

  • Help the team with creative brainstorming, research projects, and media planning

Are there specific qualifications?

Yes. You have:

  • A passion for social media and virtual relationship building

  • At least 1-2 years of social media content creation and cross-platform management required

  • Experience editing videos for social media required

  • Experience managing and growing social media accounts

  • Excellent digital storytelling skills

  • An eye for good design

  • A writer’s love of well-edited sentences and precise grammar

  • Experience with social advertising

  • A creative problem-solving brain. We’re looking for someone who is positive and can figure out how to get to “Yes!”

  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor - it’s kind of what we’re all about.

  • A commitment to “big tent” diversity and belonging.

  • Strong project management skills with outstanding attention to detail.

  • The ability to welcome feedback. The way we work at Unify America requires that we all are comfortable giving and receiving direct feedback gracefully. Our motto: we must be honest and kind simultaneously.

We also use the following programs in the marketing department: SproutSocial, MeasureStudio, Canva, Adobe Creative products, Asana, Active Campaign, Webflow, and Slack. Experience with those programs is not required but is nice to have.

Where?

We work remotely, and we welcome candidates from anywhere within the United States. In fact, we value having a team from different areas of the country. However, there may be travel required from time to time. To date, our team has two annual full-team meetings in Chicago. (Any travel expenses would be covered by Unify America.)

I’m interested. How do I apply?

Great! Follow the link to upload your resume, portfolio, and cover letter. Your portfolio should include example social media campaigns or post examples that you’ve created, and your cover letter should share your salary expectations, three reasons why you’d be great for the job, and, if you like, your political beliefs (liberal? conservative? something else entirely?). 

Most importantly, be yourself. (Yes, really! We are looking for people who are culture “adds,” not culture “fits.”)

​​Anything else I should know?

Yes! Here are a few benefits you can expect:

  • Excellent 401k Matching

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Self-managed “unlimited” PTO policy

  • Health and wellness reimbursement

  • Internet and phone reimbursement

Unify America is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at all levels of the organization in all of its forms. This includes a commitment to having a team filled with people at every point on the political spectrum.

Remote restrictions

  • Must be a resident of United States