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14 Oct 2021

Full-Time Social Media Associate

Internews – Posted by Internews Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description


Internews seeks a Social Media Associate to enhance our presence on social media and other digital venues. The ideal candidate will have experience using social media to support advocacy, press outreach and thought leadership positioning. You’ll identify ways to “hook” Internews’ work to key real-time conversations online, developing graphics and copy that are on brand, true to voice and engage broad audiences. You will also closely track key thought leaders and reporters on topics relevant to Internews and engage them directly. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the person in this position will aid the broader communications team with other tasks, including story writing and creating content in multi-media formats, such as social media stories, videos and podcasts.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Internews’ headquarters and global offices are open on a limited basis. Preferably, this position will be “based” in our Washington, DC office, with the option to work remotely 2-3 days per week. However, candidates based elsewhere in th US will also be considered. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance, and you must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews.


We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.


  • Manage all of Internews’ social media accounts, including the accounts for FilmAid, an exciting new project of Internews;
  • Draft and schedule socila media content aligned with the organizatio’s strategy and campaign calendar;
  • Assist with the development of social media campaigns surrounding publications and special events;
  • Write, co-write and edit blogs for the Internews website, in coordination with the communications team;
  • Monitor the news cycle and relevant online conversations to identify “hooks” for Internews’ work and thought leadership;
  • Identify, track, and engage (through direct messaging)  key reporters and thought leaders on key topics;
  • Assist teams across the organization in running live social media events including live tweeting;
  • Design digital graphics, images, and video and/or work with Internews’ in-house designer to create them;
  • Assist the communications team with other tasks, including story boarding/writing and creating multimedia content, such as short videos and podcasts;
  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Superior portfolio of diverse mediums including design, photo, video and more
  • 1-3 years of experience in social and digital media marketing roles
  • Comfortable using a wide range of digital tools, from social media managers (Tweet Deck), content management systems (WordPress), email marketing tools (Constant Contact, MailChimp, MyEmma)
  • Experience using social media to directly engage “narrow cast” audiences, including thought leaders and reporters
  • Extraordinary attention to detail and strong writing skills
  • Experience with digital design tools (Canva, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Experience creating videos for social media and podcast production a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff
  • Professional-level fluency in English

Anticipated salary for this position: $43,000 – $45,000 per annum based on non-exempt, hourly rate

How to Apply

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 42 days.

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