Want to break into social media, texting, and digital strategy for politics? Social media management, content development, and text messaging are all growing and in-demand fields in progressive politics. This job is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a growing team at Middle Seat and learn the ins & outs of running social media profiles and large-scale texting programs for Democratic candidates and organizations. We’re looking for self-starters who love to write, spend time on social media, and follow politics and the news of the day.
Why Middle Seat
Competitive salaries and great benefits
We only work for progressive organizations, candidates, and causes
We’re a proudly unionized team — part of the Campaign Workers Guild
Get in on the ground floor of a growing operation
Contribute to the management of client social media accounts and texting programs: growing social followings, collecting SMS opt-ins, and raising money online.
Take the first pass at gathering data for reports, both internal and client-facing.
Create content and post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and other client social media platforms with a consistent, robust, and responsive posting cadence for each platform.
Create graphics and short-form videos for social media platforms.
Research issues relevant to our clients to identify salient topics and content for social media posts and graphics.
Manage texting production and develop other assets, such as mobile flows, landing pages, donation pages, and more.
Draft fundraising copy for text messages.
Support the social & texting team on various projects.
Remain plugged in to political news and overall trends in progressive politics and social media – including trending sounds, memes, and more.
Learn best practices for social media & text message fundraising, messaging campaigns, and platforms as they integrate into the entire digital program and into an organization’s mission.
Other responsibilities as requested.
Interest in professional social media management for political campaigns as well as online fundraising to help elect progressives
Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of progressive politics
Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms and trends
Strong copywriting skills
Ability to write and adapt copy for various social media platforms
Writing is free of errors
Ability to adapt writing to conform to client voices and perspectives
Attention to detail while managing tight deadlines and multiple content calendars
Basic graphic design and video editing skills preferred but not required
Salary starts between $57,000 – $62,000
Profit sharing plan: Share in the growth and success of Middle Seat
$50 mobile phone subsidy monthly
100% premium coverage for health, dental, and vision
Zero deductible health plan
Wellness benefits, which include free memberships to One Medical, Health Advocate, and Talkspace
12 weeks of paid leave for new parents and a discount on services from Kindbody
$100 monthly student loan reimbursement
$350 monthly mental health reimbursement
$1,000 annually towards professional development
6% employer match on your 401k retirement account
20 paid vacation days off, plus your birthday and work anniversary off
Unlimited sick leave
We are committed to building a diverse and passionate team. We encourage creative-minded individuals with a strong technical aptitude to apply for this position. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply. Our firm is values-driven. We are intentional with the decidedly left-of-center clients we work with— and we strive to make our work environment and benefits reflect that, including salary transparency, healthy work-life balance, and consistent employee feedback and communication. We’re happy to talk more about our company culture with prospective applicants.