Social Media Manager

  • Environmental Working Group
  • Washington, D.C., USA
  • Aug 11, 2021
Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach

Job Description

Do you live and breathe social media? Are you a pro at Instagram stories? Do you see Facebook’s algorithm changes as a challenge to overcome?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, is seeking a Social Media Manager for its Washington, D.C., office. 

We are a midsized nonprofit with a supersized social media presence: more than 1 million social followers across platforms. EWG’s social media profiles are a primary distribution channel for EWG’s groundbreaking research and are critical to supporting our mission.

And our mission is awesome: We fight for the right of all Americans to live in an environment free of toxic chemicals. We do this by educating consumers about what chemicals lurk in their personal environment – including their water, food, personal care products and cleaners – and empower them to fight for better products and policies. 

The Social Media Manager, reporting to the Digital Vice President, will be responsible for developing and administering social media content that is designed to engage users, drive traffic and generate conversions. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic social nerd who can enhance our brand and build strong online communities through our various social media platforms.

What you will do:

  • Design and implement social media strategy to align with organization’s goals.
  • Oversee the production and timeline of social media content calendars to ensure they support organization goals.
  • Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily (e.g., original text, photos, videos and news).
  • Work with communications team to drive social referral traffic.
  • Collaborate with creative, communications and government affairs teams to generate engaging campaigns.
  • Develop social media analytics reports to measure the success of social accounts and campaigns, to be delivered on a monthly basis.
  • Identify key social influencers and coordinate relationship development.
  • Manage communications with followers, ensuring timely response to questions.
  • Provide recommendations, best practices and insights on an ongoing basis.
  • Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications.
  • Manage Instagram, Facebook and Twitter platforms, bringing new ideas to the table constantly for organic posts.
  • Manage monthly paid social budget, determine how to best use it to support organization goals, social referral traffic and channel growth.


  • Experience: 3 to 5 years managing social for a nonprofit or consumer-facing brand.
  • Keen understanding of the “social media world” – you have seen every meme, spend hours on Instagram and Twitter, and geek out about algorithms.
  • Knowledge of social media analytics and reporting. Experience with publishing platform such as Sprout Social strongly preferred.
  • Experience implementing paid social campaigns across different social media platforms.
  • Proficiency in Google Analytics.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • You have excellent judgment, use common sense and learn new things quickly. You are a self-starter and a creative brainstormer.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop or other graphic creation platforms a plus.
  • Knowledge of EWG’s issues and a curiosity about the impact of the environment on our health.

Location: Washington, D.C., office

Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. EWG offers fully paid, excellent health care, paid parental leave, and a tax-deferred 403(b) plan, including matched contributions. It’s a casual, growing office with 40+ engaging co-workers.

EWG’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

EWG celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to foster a work environment that supports, inspires and respects all individuals. EWG does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, matriculation or political affiliation, or any other protected class recognized in any of the jurisdictions where EWG has offices or employees working. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and compensation and promotion.

How to apply: Send cover letter, sample of past work and resume to

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Salary is commensurate with experience