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Social Media Coordinator

Progressive Turnout Project Chicago ,IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position: Social Media Coordinator
Start Date: 5/1/2020 (Flexible)
End Date: 11/30/2020

Position Summary

Progressive Turnout Project seeks a Social Media Coordinator to take ownership of day-to-day posting on Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter.

Our mission is to get Democrats to vote, and that means meeting voters where they are. In this role, you will shape our online voice, grow our following, engage with our supporters, and — most importantly — tell our organization’s story.

We will hire over 1,000 people this cycle and contact millions of voters offline. Your job will be to share their stories, explain why this election is important, and identify opportunities for us to reach even more voters online.

This is a full-time paid position based in Chicago, Illinois, reporting to the Digital Strategist. Compensation offered will be commensurate with experience. Position is eligible for benefits, including employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, 401(k), student loan stipend, public transportation stipend, 3 weeks paid time off per year, 11 paid holidays per year, and paid parental leave.
There are no formal education requirements for this position. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Job Duties and Requirements

  • Draft content for platforms including Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Medium, and email.
  • Monitor platforms to stay on top of the cultural and political conversation.
  • Engage in comments, replies, and direct messages with our supporters.
  • Develop relationships with influencers and other allies, online and off, who can help amplify our message.
  • Maintain a content calendar in coordination with the Digital Strategist.
  • Report on successful and unsuccessful content, and make recommendations for social campaigns.
  • Interview, photograph, and record our staff and supporters.
  • Work occasional weekend or evening hours in order to cover special events. Some travel to our field offices may be required.


Required Qualifications (You will be a good fit):

  • Two years’ experience with social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc) for an organization, especially producing dynamic content, growing followers quickly, and building out social media engagement strategies.
  • A demonstrated personal presence on social media and familiarity with all social media platforms.
  • Storytelling skills -- not just how to craft the perfect tweet or instagram post, but also how to mix the informative with the emotional in a way that engages audiences and cuts through the noise.
  • Passion for voting rights and electing Democrats.

Bonuses (You will stand out):

  • Previous work in politics, especially on an electoral campaign, with a political organization that works in the voting sphere.
  • Experience with recording video.
  • Working knowledge of image editing software like Photoshop.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and balance multiple projects in a face paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, but also be able to take initiative and work autonomously as needed. A good sense of humour is a plus!
  • Willingness to experiment and try new things online.

Questions about the position may be directed to


About PTP:
Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded organization with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization has raised more than $32 million with a supporter base of over 3 million and invested in voter-turnout programs in 140 congressional races.

Progressive Turnout Project is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the progressive movement. PTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is PTP’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Progressive Turnout Project


Chicago, IL