Overview

The Digital Engagement Manager will have three primary areas of responsibility:

  • managing and executing CCR’s social media strategies;
  • helping to further develop CCR’s email communications program; and
  • pitching in to write press releases, blogs and other communications as needed.

Beyond expertise in each area, CCR is looking for someone who lives on the Internet and is passionate about our work in international human rights, government misconduct and racial justice, and the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative. The ideal candidate is also an expert in designing strategies and campaigns across channels to share the stories of CCR’s clients and cases with new and existing audiences. The Digital Engagement Manager should have a voracious appetite for all kinds of media, and a disregard for the boundaries between new and traditional media. This is a position that requires creative instincts, synergistic thinking, and deep collaboration with colleagues in the rest of the Communications Department, as well as the development, legal, and advocacy staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Digital Engagement:

  • Develop and manage a multi-issue social media strategy and editorial calendar
  • Work with the legal and advocacy staff to draft messaging that will be used on social media channels
  • Produce and post daily content to Facebook and Twitter; and LinkedIn when appropriate
  • Establish CCR’s presence and build a following on Instagram
  • Elevate CCR’s cases to build communities, engagement, and brand awareness
  • Provide ongoing measurement and optimization of social media programs
  • Be aware of new opportunities, social media campaigns, and innovative tools to help with brand awareness and engagement
  • Build good will with social justice allies by supporting appropriate social media campaigns
  • Manage social media buys across multiple platforms

E-mail Campaigns:

  • Work with development, advocacy, and communications staff to develop effective email strategies and campaigns (primary responsibility for drafting email content does not lie with the Digital Engagement Manager)

General Communications:

  • Assist the communications team with writing press releases, blogs, the weekly newsletter —Frontlines of Justice — and other assignments, as needed
  • Pitching in as needed for other Communications Department work, e.g., reviewing and publishing web content
  • Shared responsibility with others in the Communications Department for updating and approval of web content submitted by other departments
  • Participate in departmental and organizational planning and projects, and organization-wide committees, and carry out work assigned
  • Other related work as assigned by the Communications Director

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of three years of related experience
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Periscope, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.), tools (e.g., Tweetdeck, Google Analytics), and trends
  • An ability to quickly grasp the essential points and distinctive nuances of multiple complex legal and political issues
  • Video production and editing experience, including knowledge of Final Cut Pro
  • Knowledge of civiCRM preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic design knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge of Drupal and basic html a plus
  • Knowledge of Vocus (Cision) a plus

The successful candidate must:

  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be comfortable simultaneously working with multiple issues
  • Have strong writing/editing skills to draft digital messages that include CCR and issue messaging points
  • Possess a clear understanding of digital best practices, including mobile optimization methods and SEO opportunities
  • Be proficient in general coding languages (i.e. HTML and CSS)
  • Be cross-platform fluent

In addition, qualified candidates will have:

  • A belief in the mission of the Center for Constitutional Rights, demonstrated commitment to social justice issues, and comfort working in a progressive legal environment
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, proven ability to plan and meet deadlines, efficiently manage multiple tasks and priorities under tight deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to anticipate problems and use judgement appropriately to plan solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and research skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as member of a team
  • Integrity and a sense of humor

BENEFITS

Benefits include employer contribution to 401(k) plan and flexible spending account, vacation, sick leave, and holidays, and 100 percent organization-paid health benefits including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter with resume and three writing samples to digitalemsearch@ccrjustice.org with “Digital Engagement Manager Search” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and strong consideration will be given to early applicants. No phone calls, please.

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to digitalemsearch@ccrjustice.org

About Center for Constitutional Rights

From its roots representing civil rights activists in the South, to its recent challenges the NYPD’s racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk program and indefinite detention and torture at Guantánamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights has been on the front lines of the fight for social justice for 50 years. We’re a multiracial, diverse staff committed to building the power of the people and communities we represent through the creative use of civil and human rights litigation, education, and advocacy around a range of government and corporate abuses in areas such as immigration detention, solitary confinement, racial and religious profiling, LGBTQI rights, Palestinian human rights, and support for social justice movements.