Sunrise Movement

Social Media Manager

Job Posted

October 8, 2019


Philly/NYC preferred, but flexible

Applications Close

October 20, 2019


Role Level



$36,000 - $55,000

Health Benefits

Extended Vaction Days

Professional Development Fund

In One Sentence

Sunrise Movement is dedicated to stopping climate change and creating millions of good jobs in the process, by building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

How you will make an impact

The Social Media Manager is responsible for ensuring that Sunrise Movement’s social posts are in line with the Sunrise’s voice, style, and quality bars.

About Us

In November 2018, following our 6-month 75-person electoral organizing fellowship, Sunrise Semester, we launched the campaign for a Green New Deal alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In 2019, Sunrise has continued fighting for a Green New Deal and elevating the urgency of climate change in the public and the media. Sunrise Movement Education Fund (501c3) and Sunrise (501c4) are organizations dedicated to supporting the mobilization and leadership of Sunrise Movement.

According to the United Nations IPCC 2018 report, we have 11 years to avert the worst effects of the climate crisis. Eleven years to prevent ecological catastrophe and human suffering on a massive scale. We have endured toxic air, dirty water, and life-ending climate disasters for decades while fossil fuel CEOs reap the profits and corrupt politicians turn a blind eye. The Green New Deal is the only plan to address the scope and scale of the crisis in the way that science and justice demand. Join us in making the Green New Deal a reality across the country.


Sunrise Movement is hiring for a full-time Social Media Manager. The Social Media Manager will handle daily posting on social media platforms and work closely with other teams to coordinate with their posting needs. The Social Media Manager is responsible for ensuring that Sunrise Movement’s social posts are in line with the Sunrise’s voice, style, and quality bars. They will also work to shape and improve Sunrise’s best practices around social media, and assist in the development of hub and volunteer social media capacity.

Reports to: Digital Director
Key Relationships: Digital Media Manager, Web and Graphic Fellow, Social Media Coordinator, Communications Director
Location: Philly/NYC preferred, but flexible

Core Responsibilities

  • Social Media Calendar: Maintain the content calendar for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms, ensuring content is timely, on message, and supports priority campaigns. Keep these channels up to date with fresh, relevant content on our campaigns and related news.
  • Content Creation: Own drafting and publishing social media content.
  • Promotion: Promote videos, photos, events, and statements in a creative and engaging manner that encourages audience growth and engagement.
  • Content Feedback: Work collaboratively with video and graphic teams to determine topic, tone, and presentation of graphic and video elements used on social media.
  • Organizing Consultation: Work with organizing team to ensure that events are organized with social media in mind.
  • Testing and Improvement: Monitor and report on performance across major channels to optimize messaging.
  • Social Media Partnership and Collaboration: Work collaboratively with Creative Strategist and partners on joint campaigns, and assist in form new partnerships where relevant.


  • Experienced at managing social media properties that engage a large audience, whether that’s a nonprofit, political candidate, or meme page.
  • Successful at shepherding projects from concept through execution, handling missteps, and adjustments along the way.
  • Self-organized, able to coordinate multiple projects on tight deadlines without letting tasks slip.
  • Persistent, willing to follow up again and again to make sure you have all of the information and resources you need, and that everybody knows their part in your projects.
  • Knows that language is an art, not a science. Also that “excellent writing and communication skills” includes knowledge of slang, and youth relatability, not Strunk & White.
  • Honest and compassionate management style with social media volunteers.
  • Understands the different functions, best practices, and subcultures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • A natural communicator who tailors messaging to their audience. You’re skillful at code switching, have a formal education in writing style, or are simply a sponge for cultural context.
  • Able to communicate to a diverse cross-section of the public

Nice to have, but not necessary

  • Enthusiastic about and plugged in to pop culture trends, memes, social fads, etc.
  • Adaptable, quickly landing on your feet when tossed outside of your comfort zone.
  • Excited about expanding mass social communications into unexplored platforms.
  • Basic understanding of graphic design tools or video editing desirable
  • Technical skills, including knowledge of HTML, CSS, etc. preferred
  • Some experience with online organizing or relevant platforms, such as:
    ○ Background in political advocacy, organizing, digital activism, public policy, or related field
    ○ Google Analytics


Sunrise offers a benefits package with 100% paid premiums for health care, dental, and vision. We offer unlimited paid vacation and sick days, and an annual professional development fund.

Sunrise believes that all Americans are entitled to a $15 living wage; our standard salary offer is based on a $15 base wage, adjusted for cost of living in your home city. We have a formula which incorporates additional salary variables for various factors, which will be shared with all applicants upon receipt of application.

Sunrise and Sunrise Movement Education Fund are Equal Opportunity Employers. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please upload a résumé, cover letter, and 3 references to here. Applications will be accepted for this position until Oct. 20, 2019. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Start date ASAP.

Please reference Nowhere & Everywhere in your application.

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