Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Social Media Manager

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank focusing on national security and foreign policy, is looking for an experienced social media practitioner to oversee the organization's social media platforms. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge and expertise as a proactive social media manager who incorporates the strategic use of audio/video technology and possesses a strong understanding of FDD's core areas of research.


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing social media plans across all FDD social platforms
  • Developing monthly, quarterly and annual social media goals
  • Recording and editing audio/video for use on social media platforms, and applying new and creative ways to maximize audio/video technology
  • Drafting daily social media content on FDD platforms in support of broader goals
  • Providing "best practices" for social media for a diverse group of research staff
  • Using latest social media measurement platforms to expand and grow FDD's social media footprint
  • Contributing to compiling weekly FDD social media metrics reporting

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience leading social media outreach
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices for Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms
  • Proficiency with social media measurement and management platforms
  • Proficiency with social media design cloud tools
  • Superior verbal, written, analytical and presentation communication skills and personal interaction skills
  • Experience in serving as the main point of contact for social media for internal clients
  • Experience organizing, promoting, and directing social media events (e.g., Facebook Live events or Twitter chats)
  • Experience communicating research findings
  • Results-driven, creative thinker with innovative approach to problem solving
  • Strong team orientation with a focus on collaboration
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities

Cover letter must include specific experience you have on issues and areas of expertise reflected on FDD's website. Writing samples including social media plans that are relevant to FDD's work appreciated. No calls, please.



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