Digital Associate

Bend the Arc is building the power and passion of the progressive Jewish movement in America by bringing together Jews from across the country to advocate and organize for a more just and equal society. We are the only national Jewish organization that is focused solely on promoting these values here in the U.S. The Bend the Arc family of organizations consists of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, our 501(c)(3) organizing, education and leadership arm; Bend the Arc Jewish Action, our 501(c)(4) advocacy arm; and Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC, a political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates who share our vision for a more just and equal society. Headquartered in New York City, we have offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with chapters organizing nationwide.

Location: Bend the Arc's national office, New York, NY
Reports to: Communications Director 

Position:

Bend the Arc is seeking a Digital Associate to help us achieve our two year strategy to grow a powerful grassroots movement to activate our community's power to fight the Trump agenda, win local progressive victories, and win power in 2018 and 2020. 

The Digital associate will help Bend the Arc grow and organize our social media audience with campaigns and stories, coordinate the email and website production needs of the communications team, and help manage digital relationships with our growing community. The ideal candidate is a quick and compelling writer and a creative and collaborative team player. This position is perfect for someone looking to join an experienced digital team in a dynamic and growing organization working to respond to the administration’s threats to civil liberties, equality, and democracy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage social media content to further campaign and organizational goals, engage and respond to Bend the Arc’s community through our national social media channels.
  • Help manage the content calendar by coordinating digital production needs of the communications team, tracking strategies and deliverables from brainstorms through completion and evaluation.
  • Build and send emails with basic HTML, test and copy-edit emails to ensure quality, write some email messages. Update and write website content.
  • Manage general email inboxes, including info@bendthearc.us and info@jewishaction.us and answer or redirect inquiries.
  • Organize and maintain Bend the Arc’s media archive. Edit and re-touch photos as directed.
  • Track and learn from data analytics on the performance of digital content.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent professional experience), 1-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience managing social media channels for a campaign, brand, or organization.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Proficient using digital systems to manage content (CMS) and relationships (CRM), with a preference for NationBuilder.
  • Knowledge of basic HTML to produce emails and web pages and ability to resize images.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills; meticulous attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines with a commitment to quality.
  • Creativity, flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced environment with unanticipated opportunities to advance Bend the Arc’s mission.
  • Commitment to social justice and to the values and goals of Bend the Arc. 

Optional Skills and Qualifications (candidates demonstrating any of the following will be given preference, but are not required):

  • Experience working with partners in issue-campaign coalitions.
  • Proficiency in basic graphic design, with experience using Canva or Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator)
  • Experience creating, targeting, and managing advertising on social media platforms. 

Compensation and Hours:

This is a full-time position, with evening or weekend hours based on need. Salary is competitive and appropriate to experience, and includes health and other benefits.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter stating why you want to work at Bend the Arc to jobs@bendthearc.us with "Digital Associate" in the subject line of your message. We sincerely regret that we will not be able respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview.

Bend the Arc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.