We’re looking for an ambitious Social Media Manager to help grow The Dispatch’s social presence and amplify the work of our newsroom. In this role, you’ll be The Dispatch’s voice on social media, responsible for developing and executing a social media strategy that builds our brand and drives growth for our core business.
About The Dispatch:
At a time of growing industry uncertainty and an alarming erosion of civic discourse, The Dispatch stands out as a platform for thoughtful coverage, respectful dialogue and a wildly engaged community of paying members. We bring a perspective —we’re conservatives, classical liberals, libertarians—but we’re fiercely independent, standing apart from media outlets increasingly engaged in partisan boosterism. Started in 2019 by Steve Hayes, the Editor-in-Chief of The Weekly Standard, and Jonah Goldberg, editor at National Review, The Dispatch has filled a valuable gap on the center-right in the media ecosystem as captured in recent articles in Techcrunch, The Atlantic and other publications.
Develop and execute an innovative cross-platform strategy to grow The Dispatch’s social presence and align with business goals
Translate our brand tone and voice across social channels to reach key audiences and amplify our work
Align closely with our Editorial and Production teams to create and maintain an editorial content plan managing all social media scheduling and posting
Re-launch The Dispatch on Instagram
Experiment with new platforms and opportunities to engage new audiences (including YouTube, TikTok and Snap)
Partner with the marketing team on full funnel strategies in pursuit of customer acquisition & growth goals
Analyze, report on, and optimize social media performance to grow following, increase engagement, and boost impressions
Produce lightweight social-appropriate content and graphics using commonly known tools, such as Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
Skills and Qualifications
Proven track record of managing impactful social media campaigns
Very strong verbal, visual and written communication skills
Knowledge of and interest in social media analytics, best practices and emerging trends in news
Strong communication & interpersonal skills; experience working collaboratively with internal and external teams
Deep understanding of social media platforms and management tools
Working knowledge of American politics and the media landscape, with the desire to continue to learn is extremely helpful
Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in—and a good fit for—the position.
We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.