Social Media Campaigner (Western Region)

  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sep 25, 2018
Full time Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Protection

Job Description

Position Summary: 

NRDC is increasingly focusing on winning key environmental fights in cities, states, and regions around the United States. This new position will plan and execute the social media components of this work, by creating content and campaign plans that help achieve our local objective, as well as supporting our overall national goals. 

Ideal candidates will have strong editorial skills, an expert-level understanding of social media and experience working on advocacy campaigns at the local, state and national levels. 

The position reports to the Social Media Director and will be working closely with the Regional Digital Advocacy Campaign Director and others on the campaign and social media teams. 



  • Coordinate and execute multi-channel social media strategy for political policy and advocacy campaigns focused on local, state and regional issues. Key campaign tactics will include geo-targeted social media content (Twitter and Facebook), boosted posts and social media ads, social media storytelling, live social media coverage of on-the-ground events, and some community management.
  • Provide strategic social media guidance and project management support for regional and state-based advocacy campaigns, including project intake, content creation, scheduling, launch/execution and quality control.
  • Create content for NRDC’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, with some assistance on Instagram and Instagram Stories, as needed.
  • Monitor breaking news and social conversations, crafting creative and responsive social media messages and memes that illuminate key NRDC positions in real time.
  • Plan and execute paid social media strategies using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn advertising tools, including identifying target audiences, drafting social post copy and working with the multimedia team to design creative assets, such as videos and graphics.
  • Increase NRDC’s audience size and engagement metrics, especially in key states.
  • Represent NRDC at some offline advocacy events.
  • Produce live social media coverage (i.e. live tweets, Instagram Stories, Facebook Live) of on-the-ground events, such as government hearings, marches, protests, conferences or other relevant events related to regional campaigns.
  • Work with colleagues to develop and execute strategies for promotion and awareness of major reports, congressional or state legislature votes, court decisions, and other public education and engagement opportunities related to regional campaigns.
  • Expand NRDC’s thought leadership by helping create content and provide promotion of NRDC experts.
  • Willingness to travel, cover some weekends and holidays as needed.


Bachelor’s degree or greater.

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a social media or engagement role, preferably at a political campaign, nimble nonprofit or advocacy organization. The ability to work under intense pressure, in high-stakes situations.
  • Strong understanding of the issues within the regional states (West: CA, NV, NM, CO, UT, ID, MT, ND, SD, OR, WA).
  • Familiarity with the political atmosphere and community dynamics within the regional states.
  • Excellent writing skills with a knack for distilling stories into short, compelling copy for a digital audience.
  • The ability to understand and adopt NRDC’s “voice.”
  • Strong strategic and tactical editorial skills, honed by previous experience.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and shifting requests and timelines.
  • Familiarity with creating and launching geo-targeted and paid social media campaigns.
  • Experience working effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, organize time, and identify resources for projects as needed.
  • Experience organizing and managing live online events, such as Instagram Stories, Facebook Live, Reddit AMA, Twitter Q&A’s, etc.

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