Fuse Washington

The Digital Campaigns Manager is a new position at the Communications Hub at Fuse Washington. Your primary role will be to develop and manage digital campaigns and create and move digital content for priority issues and election campaigns - with a heavy emphasis on social media video. You will work to boost our shared narrative, influence public conversation, and see our messages repeated across social media on a priority issue or in a target district.

Our ideal candidate is a strong communicator and storyteller, who happens to love telling stories through video. You are a content creator for multiple platforms - including Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook - with the ability to convey important information for a variety of audiences.

 

What is the Communications Hub?

The Communications Hub at Fuse Washington is a team of storytellers who are passionate about making progressive change in our communities through public policy and local elections. Our narrative development and partner training programs have helped secure policy wins like a new tax on capital gains for the ultra-wealthy, the expansion of voting rights to formerly incarcerated individuals, the Washington Voting Rights Act, and the creation of the first-in-the-nation Democracy Voucher program. Our team supports progressive coalitions and partner organizations by providing skills-building trainings for communicators and other staff to ensure that they are telling the most compelling stories about their policy work.

The person in this position will work closely with our Multimedia Designer, Communications Organizer, and the Fuse Communications team. This position reports to the Communications Hub Director.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Targeted communications support for priority legislative and electoral campaigns: 40%
    • Utilize new and existing digital tools to build support for priority campaigns. This could include, but is not limited to, managing social media, digital ad buys, grassroots emails, texting, and digital videos.
    • Cultivate digital activists and influencers for target issues
    • Support existing staff with occasional non-digital communications, including drafting LTEs, op-eds, press releases, and messaging guides.
  • Create and share digital videos: 40%
    • Manage video content distribution, including editorial calendar, across different online channels and social media platforms
    • Write, produce, shoot/create, and edit short videos promoting Fuse and the Communications Hub’s priorities for online distribution
    • Collaborate across teams to create timely and relevant videos
    • Manage and balance daily, weekly, and longer-term deadlines
    • Track, analyze, and report back on metrics to teams and organization
    • Support Communications Hub coalition campaigns during the legislative session
  • Social media management: 10%
    • Draft social media content for Fuse using narrative and message best practices
    • Track and engage with content across social media platforms
    • Work with teams to brainstorm non-video digital content
    • Create and manage occasional campaign-specific accounts
  • Digital experimentation: 10%
    • Monitor trends in digital communications to keep Fuse on the leading edge of new platforms and trends
    • Test new digital advertising platforms
    • Test social listening tools

An ideal candidate will:

  • Be a strong communicator with experience using narrative and storytelling for change
  • Be a strong writer with experience writing scripts for video and related content
  • Have a love for social media as a tool for influence
  • Know and understand varying social media algorithms and how to create content for maximum impact
  • Possess a deep understanding of digital organizing
  • Have strong project management skills
  • Have experience working with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understand the production process from pre-through-post, including how to source and interview talent to achieve the desired final product
  • Be comfortable as the “face” of some video content
  • Have a passion for racial justice and advancing equity through our work
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Enjoy collaboration and work effortlessly across teams
  • Juggle competing priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Have an understanding of and passion for the electoral and/or legislative process

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest, resume, three references, and three content samples to jobs@fusewashington.org with the subject heading “Digital Campaigns Manager”. Your letter of interest should detail why you believe in digital content and campaigning as tools for progressive change, and why you want to work at the Communications Hub at Fuse. We will consider applications as they arrive with priority given to applications received by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

This full-time position is located in Seattle, with a starting date as soon as possible. Fuse staff are currently working remotely but are planning to return to the office part time in the coming months. Work hours are flexible, and we have a creative work environment.

 The salary range for this position is $64,000-$70,000 DOE.

Fuse provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage, retirement package with a 3% employer match, ORCA transit pass, generous vacation time, and a flexible work environment with opportunities for professional development. Fuse has a strong team environment with great coworkers and a vibrant organizational culture.

Send all questions regarding this position to Reiny Cohen at reiny@fusewashington.org. Please no phone calls.

Fuse Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, or intersex are encouraged to apply.