About the Opening
Our new position of Digital Media Specialist is the perfect position for a digital native ready to take the next step of professional growth in the liberty movement. This new team member will spend most of their time creating and executing a strategy to expand Heartland’s presence on social media, which currently includes accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
The successful candidate will have a track record of using compelling social-media content that will demonstrate their ability to drive awareness of, and engagement with, The Heartland Institute’s work. This candidate will be adept at managing interactions with online users with a cool head and steady hand. Bomb-throwers and troll-feeders need not apply. Nor, however, should they be mealy-mouthed or philosophically unsure.
This position requires someone who is not just comfortable with but passionate about promoting liberty and Heartland’s core mission of promoting “climate realism,” education choice, lower and fewer taxes, market-driven health care reform, the rights of those who use vaping products and tobacco, and opposing the rise of socialism in America. The legacy media calls Heartland’s stances on public policy “controversial,” and the organization’s positions on climate and tobacco have us under constant attack by the professional activist left. The Digital Media Specialist must have a thick skin and the confidence to carry on – and even parry back – with skill, grace, maturity, and professionalism.
The job will also entail, to a lesser degree, participation in the content Heartland’s team produces – such as podcasts and videos – as well as working on the back end of our websites (SiteExecutive and WordPress), and helping the Communications team execute public events.
This position is located at The Heartland Institute’s building in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The ideal candidate would be located in Illinois so they can work closely with the team, in the office. For exceptional candidates, however, working virtually will be an option.
To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and salary requirements
- Writing Sample: the ideal writing sample will be 3-5 pages in length and relevant to Heartland’s work; otherwise, any 3-5 page writing sample you’d like to provide is sufficient
- 1-3 examples of your social media work; links to successful posts encouraged
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Katy Ranville, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: email@example.com.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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