Department: 
Web
Supervisor: 
Audience Engagement Manager

The social media/admin assistant will provide support for all editorial social media platforms at Sojourners. Responsibilities include posting sojo.net website content to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; creating original content for each platform when possible; and diving into the analytics behind the posts to understand what’s working and what’s not. The editorial social platforms at Sojourners hold to a high degree of journalism ethics consistent with our editorial policies and practices, and this position falls within those parameters.

Responsibilities:

  • Help manage editorial social media handles (currently Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Use analytics tools and engagement insights provided within the social platforms to track growth and success across social channels
  • Monitor (and when necessary, reply to) social media comments to boost engagement
  • Work with magazine and online editors to produce social copy and headlines for our content
  • Alert the editorial team when there are important conversations happening on Twitter or other platforms that could lead to interesting stories or allow for us to reshare a relevant story we’ve already published
  • Update and maintain editorial spreadsheet with evergreen content that can be shared on our distribution platforms beyond immediate news moments
  • Pitch and write/produce online search engine optimized (SEO) content for sojo.net
  • Attend weekly meetings and planning retreats with the editorial staff
  • Coordinate with other teams at Sojourners to manage social media ads, events, and cross-platform collaboration
  • Recruitment and application processing in coordination with the fellowship director
  • Sort mail in the office 1-2 times weekly
  • Office maintenance tasks in coordination with the office manager
  • Administrative tasks in coordination with the chief human resources officer

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with or managing a social media account, preferably for a newspaper, magazine, or other publication
  • Strong writing, editing, communication, and organization skills
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets and willingness to learn more in-depth data and analytics skills
  • General understanding of the comments section on websites and social media platforms (prior experience moderating comments for a website or social media platform a plus)
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize tasks in fast-paced news environment
  • Enthusiasm for organization, accuracy, and detail
  • Ability to practice appropriate self-care when dealing with ugly comments online
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, content management systems, and email management systems a plus

Personal and Professional Development:

  • Receive training in audience engagement through social media platform management and social content creation
  • Gain highly sought-after entry-level audience engagement and social media editing experience
  • Learn the basics of the top social media platforms
  • Learn how an email management system works
  • Learn how to make editorial decisions based on analytics from social media platforms and Google Analytics
  • Write articles to capture the attention of people who are searching for content online

To Apply: This position is offered as part of our year-long fellowship program which takes place from August 15, 2022 to August 4, 2023. To apply, review the fellowship FAQs and follow the application instructions on the fellowship description page. Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff and create an inclusive and equitable culture. People of color are highly encouraged to apply. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, meals, commuting costs, housing, monthly stipend, and a positive, faith-based work environment.