Digital Communications Manager, Rethink Trade

Website American Economic Liberties Project

Job Description – Manager, Digital Content (Rethink)
The American Economic Liberties Project is a no4482 1300 6717 8727n-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to developing policy ideas and generating political will for decentralizing concentrated economic power by educating, supporting, and demanding accountability from state and federal public officials who are responsible for protecting workers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and communities from monopolistic corporations. Economic Liberties combines distinctive policy and regulatory expertise with capacities in research, strategic communications, advocacy, and coalition-building to achieve its goals.

Economic Liberties’ new ReThink Trade program will build powerful synergies between the trade justice and antimonopoly movements, which to date have been unhelpfully siloed. We are seeking a Digital Content Manager for our ReThink Trade program. The Digital Content Manager will oversee all of ReThink Trade’s social media and online platforms. This includes developing and managing the website, multi-faceted social media campaigns and producing the ReThinking Trade with Lori Wallach podcast.

The ideal candidate for this position will bring experience working on a range of digital strategies and have the technical capacity to execute them. You will report to Economic Liberties’ Communications Director and the ReThink Trade Director and work specifically with the ReThink Trade team, helping to build consensus around bold approaches to addressing concentrated corporate power and notching victories in fights against some of the most dangerous and destructive monopolies in the world.

In this role you will:

– Create and execute data-driven digital campaigns across platforms that forward ReThink Trade’s legislative, policy, and narrative change goals, and educate and inspire action among policymakers and our supporters.
– Develop and manage a new ReThink Trade website, keeping the content fresh and relevant, and developing interactive content and infographics.
– Produce the ReThinking Trade with Lori Wallach podcast, which will be transitioning to a guest format with video.
– Gain an understanding of ReThink Trade issues and campaigns to be able to produce memes, infographics, videos, tweets and other social media content. Create animations, layered GIFs and images, embedded feature tweets and other high-end content.
– Build and maintain relationships with social media and digital campaign staff of coalition partners, Congressional members and other potential influencers.
– Design and distribute interactive online toolkits to streamline collaboration and engagement among coalition partners and Congressional staff.
– Work with cross-organizational teams and national coalition partners to plan joint strategies for social media campaigns, and, where appropriate, lead coordinated social media campaign plans.
– Create, manage, and track paid and earned digital media.
– Develop metrics and growth targets for each social media platform and the web, and regularly perform analytics to optimize campaign performance.
– Manage consultants and contractors as needed.

About you:

– Preferably has at least 4 years of digital communications experience in a fast-paced environment, ideally on a political campaign, newsroom, or advocacy organization
– Experience using advanced strategies and analytics including Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Pay Per Click (PPC) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
– Knowledge of a broad range of web technologies, including, but not limited to: scrappy coding and server-side web development; Content Management System web applications (Drupal, WordPress, TypePad), HTML5/CSS/PHP, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and WYSIWYG, video and web editing as well as animation.
– Extensive knowledge of Web standards (including accessibility standards) and Google Analytics.
– Excellent strategic planning, project management, web, design, writing, video shooting and editing, and computer skills.
– Desire and ability to make complex policy proposals accessible and compelling to a variety of audiences.
– Advanced understanding of a range of tools used to effectively implement a robust digital strategy including advanced analytics, database structures and management, CRM tools like Action Network, Mobile Commons.
– Extensive experience doing video and audio production and editing using a range of tools like Zencastr, Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign.
– Strong web development skills, particularly in setting up mobile-responsive sites that cater to the broad public and have member-only experiences built in.
– A strong interest in social media, digital campaigning and online organizing, and a commitment to public interest advocacy.
– Self-directed, creative, comfortable with fluidity in strategic planning, and working with a diverse coalition of allies.
– Sense of curiosity and orientation for learning.
– Passion for fighting corporate power.
– All our positions are currently remote due to the pandemic, but this role will be based in Washington D.C. once offices safely reopen.

This is a full time, exempt position. The salary range is $80,000 – $85,000 plus excellent benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience. We strongly encourage LGBTQ, women, and people of color to apply.

How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF to [email protected] Please include your full name and “Digital Content Manager – ReThink Trade” in the subject line.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Economic Liberties. Thank you for your interest.

As an equal opportunity employer, the American Economic Liberties Project values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to recruiting and promoting regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

About AELP’s ReThink Trade Program:

The ReThink Trade program provides strategic and thought leadership on cutting edge trade and globalization issues, including Big Tech efforts to hijack “trade” agreements and policies to lock in monopoly power and evade digital governance, Big Pharma efforts to use trade pacts to protect monopolies over COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and test, the supply chain meltdown that has resulted from decades of hyperglobalization and merge mania, the extreme corporate power expansion posed by the Investor-State Dispute Settlement regime, and the alternative policies that can harvest the benefits of trade without undermining our democracy, livelihoods and labor rights, fair markets and consumer and environmental safeguards.

ReThink Trade monitors domestic and international political and policy horizons and provides strategic leadership and the forward sonar of perils and opportunities to policymakers, partner organizations and activists. It conducts research and analyses, and develops framing documents, reports, books and other materials to inform advocacy work and contribute to national and international policy debates. ReThink Trade convenes strategic partners and designs inside-outside collaboration strategies to connect domestic and international policymakers, civil society leaders and others. ReThink Trade produces outward-facing communications for public education and thought leadership, including the ReThinking Trade with Lori Wallach podcast and a ReThink Trade blog, and uses other platforms to promote our policy alternatives and critiques.

To learn more about the American Economic Liberties Project, visit our website at

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