Social Media Manager

Website TransLash

TransLash tells trans stories to save trans lives.

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full time, exempt

Compensation: $80,000

About TransLash

TransLash tells trans stories to save trans lives. As a trusted source for journalists, thought-leaders, movement activists, researchers, and those wanting to know about trans people, we produce narratives about and for the trans community––accurately and reliably. At a time when disinformation about trans people is being used to undermine democracy and human rights, TransLash serves as a beacon of hope through the voices of our community that we share with the world.

Job Summary

TransLash is looking for a reliable and collaborative Social Media Manager to support shaping and implementing our strategy for storytelling and audience development on different platforms. The Social Media Manager will report to the Interim Director of Digital Media & Social.

The candidate must have experience running social channels for news organizations and should come prepared to share and develop ideas for new ways to effectively engage TransLash Media’s audiences on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, X/Twitter, and emerging platforms.

Additionally, the candidate must have experience managing a minimum of two direct reports across time zones and be a champion for adopting and adhering to best practices in digital storytelling. This role requires a work schedule/availability during the hours of 9AM – 5PM Eastern, along with some evening and weekend availability as needs arise.

A paid test assignment will be given to candidates who are invited to a second interview round.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to our Interim Director of Digital/Social Media on day-to-day social media management. This includes helping the team implement our brand identity across social channels; supporting the implementation of visual design strategies; and providing support on various tasks as needed.
  • In concert with brand guidelines and voice, write social media copy; create graphics, videos, memes, etc.; and maintain social media calendar and posting schedule; schedule and publish approved content on social media channels.
  • Ensure social media content aligns with channel objectives and strategies, brand voice and tone, and social media best practices.
  • Collect and analyze social media data to create reports on key metrics such as engagement, reach, and conversions, and use insights to inform content strategy and optimize social media performance.
  • Scan all podcast distribution channels and TransLash social accounts every week for timely listener reviews, and compiling documentation to be repurposed for promotional social graphics and funder reporting;
  • Check TransLash email accounts daily and coordinating responses/escalating inquiries with appropriate team members within 48hrs of each correspondence;
  • Scan TransLash social channels daily and elevating/responding to podcast series-specific feedback from followers;
  • Supporting outreach to promote the TransLash zine in multiple relevant online communities, related call-for-submission campaigns, and providing misc. content and administrative support;
  • Support media management and community management needs for the TransLash Media YouTube Channel. Duties will include ongoing SEO-driven tag maintenance for legacy and new content uploads, promptly reviewing and responding to comments, and caption corrections (utilizing YouTube’s caption editor, and uploading provided .SRT files);
  • Meet regularly with the Interim Director of Digital & Social regularly to discuss monthly social content, outreach, and promotional priorities.
  • Maintain internal processes and protocols related to community management and issue resolution. Develop responses to questions, comments, and issues, ensuring all responses use the appropriate brand voice and tone.

    Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience supporting daily social media accounts for a news organization, or supporting a fast-paced media brand that produces social media on a daily basis;
  • Minimum 3 years experience serving LGBTQ+ audiences/communities/customers;
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a team coordination role (of at least two other people).

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Two years minimum experience with supporting podcast digital production (or can demonstrate aptitude in learning podcast programs and tools);
  • You have demonstrated experience on the ins and outs of how to use Instagram, Facebook, Twitter/X, TikTok, Canva, Sprout Social, and YouTube for impact.
  • You have advanced skills in graphic design using Canva.
  • You have skills in Adobe Spark or other well-known graphic design software.
  • You have a portfolio of applicable outputs including writing samples, and proof of graphics creation in Canva or other graphic design software.
  • Can work efficiently and professionally with minimal oversight.
  • You are quick on your feet and make strategic decisions.
  • You also have:professional experience developing and posting content and campaigns across social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proactive team player, and an ability to build trust and rapport with your team and our clients.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Balance of creative and analytical thinking
  • Ability to prioritize amongst multiple commitments.
  • Dolid planning and organizational skills, with experience proactively managing multiple projects from inception through to execution and reporting
  • Demonstrated time management, planning, and prioritization skills.
    intrinsic motivation, strong ambition, and an entrepreneurial work ethic.

Core Competencies:

  • Content Strategy: Proficiently develops and executes a comprehensive content strategy, aligning with TransLash’s mission, and demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing trends and audience preferences.
  • Social Media Engagement: Skillfully engages with our online community. Fosters meaningful interactions, responding to comments, and building positive relationships with followers across various social media platforms.
  • Project Coordination: Effectively coordinates and prioritizes tasks for digital projects, ensuring timely completion and successful execution while collaborating with team members.
  • Digital Marketing Proficiency: Demonstrates a strong understanding of digital marketing principles and tactics, utilizing them to enhance brand visibility and engagement across online channels.
  • Creative Content Creation: Exhibits creativity and proficiency in developing compelling and visually appealing social media content, including graphics, videos, and written materials, that resonate with our target audience.
  • Analytics and Insights: Utilizes social media analytics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to analyze engagement data, draw insights, and make informed decisions to optimize content and community engagement strategies.
  • Community Building: Skillfully fosters a sense of community and belonging within the trans audience, while also reaching out to new communities to expand our reach and impact.
  • Tech Savviness: Possesses a high level of tech-savviness and adaptability, staying current with emerging digital tools, platforms, and trends to enhance productivity and effectiveness.
  • Communication Skills: Displays strong written and verbal communication skills to articulate ideas clearly, collaborate effectively with team members, and engage with our online community in a respectful and inclusive manner.
  • Problem Solving: Exhibits the ability to identify challenges and proactively develop innovative solutions to address issues related to content creation, engagement, and digital production.

Physical Requirements:

  • Remaining in a stationary position, often sitting or standing for prolonged periods
  • Prolonged periods working on a computer
  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time.

Compensation: $80,000

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 21, 2024. This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group, please contact [email protected] with questions.

TransLash is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@nrgconsultinggroup.org