Job Opening: Digital Content Specialist

Digital Content Specialist - Part-Time (20 hrs/Week)

The Democracy at Work Institute seeks a collaborative, mission-driven person to join our dynamic national organization in support of communications priorities. Our core work is supporting the expansion of democratic employee ownership of businesses as a strategy for racial, gender, and economic equity. Our communications work prioritizes educating, inspiring, and engaging key audiences in support of expanding employee ownership to reach communities locked out of good jobs and ownership opportunities, especially BIPOC, immigrant, and low-wage workers.

About the Job
The Digital Content Specialist will be responsible for the production and management of content for DAWI’s digital platforms, particularly for the organization’s website, social media, project newsletters, and DAWI’s digital asset library. The Digital Content Specialist will work in collaboration with the Senior Communications Director to execute DAWI’s communications strategy with an emphasis on driving awareness of worker ownership with new values-aligned audiences and nurturing existing audiences with engaging, value-adding content.

The ideal candidate has a passion for content creation for digital audiences and working toward racial and economic equity. They possess a growth mindset, including a willingness to test, learn, and improve consistently to meet strategic goals. They are able to demonstrate deadline-driven creation of engaging content.

* Conduct research to develop original content across digital channels and internal resource development.
* Create promotional materials in support of DAWI’s publications
* Write and edit content for appropriate tone, organizational style, grammar, punctuation, and style.
* Daily creation of engaging, timely, and valuable content for online audiences.
* Track key metrics and performance of social media content and engagement.
* Collaborate with DAWI program leads to source content.
* Support senior communications director to implement the organization’s communications strategy.
* Maintain editorial calendar
* Coordinate staff for contributions to program newsletters and blogs
* Gather and produce content for program newsletters
* Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills
* Have a demonstrated interest or background in working toward racial and economic equity
* Experience developing messages centering business as a driver for economic and social equity
* Familiarity with broad-based small business ownership is a plus
* Strong writing skills that demonstrate a discerning eye for factual accuracy, grammatical accuracy, and brand alignment
* Experience managing project management systems and applying project management theory
* An ability to produce micro content from white papers and research publications for digital engagement
* Understanding of content as a tool for education, relationship building, and engagement
* Have an eye for design, including the sourcing and editing of photos as necessary.
* Video editing for social media
* Proficiency in Adobe Suite, including InDesign or Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
* Must be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments
* Familiarity with emerging digital trends with an ability to spot trends
* Ability to adapt to changes in workflows in a fast-paced environment
* Familiarity with AP style
* Strong editing, and research skills
* Professional-level language proficiency in Spanish and English is a plus
* Demonstrate excellent judgment while developing copy for social media

Education and Experience
* 2-4 years experience of editorial and digital experience in-house, at an agency, studio, or media company
* Bachelor’s degree in advertising, journalism, communications, or related field

About DAWI
The Democracy at Work Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit movement-based think-and-do tank that expands the promise of cooperative business ownership to communities most directly affected by economic, social, and racial inequality. We do research and advocacy; we develop tools and new models; we train worker-owners and developers; and we build cooperative development capacity to ensure that further growth in the worker cooperative movement reaches low-income people, people of color, and recent immigrants. In all our work, as well as internal operations, we strive to embody our organizational values of Excellence, Equity, Entrepreneurialism, Collaboration, and Human-Centeredness. We are affiliated with the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the national grassroots membership organization. All programs integrate USFWC member input and foreground the experience of worker cooperatives.

Started in 2013, DAWI is a relatively young organization, and all staffers are expected to help build organizational capacity, including organizational processes and documents. We love our work, and we work hard, but we also strive for work-life balance. We are a small team with extremely low staff turnover.

We are a remote organization headquartered in Oakland, CA. This allows us to have staff all over the country, and to create flexible working hours and locations. It can also be challenging for developing systems, getting buy-in for their use, and maintaining consistency of practice —a key part of this job. All staff are expected to be able and willing to learn and help improve the technological tools for remote working. A certain amount of travel for all staffers is expected and supported. For this position, we will consider strong candidates from all locations.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) is committed to a multi-racial and class-diverse staff that reflects the future of worker cooperatives. Women, people of color and others who may be underrepresented at senior levels of the nonprofit workforce are strongly encouraged to apply. DAWI is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law. It is the policy of DAWI to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, DAWI is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Accordingly, DAWI will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our employees or others present at our facilities by anyone, including any supervisor, coworker, vendor, client, or customer of DAWI.

Part-time (20 hours/week)

Compensation and Benefits
$25-30/hr depending on experience. DAWI offers full health benefits coverage for eligible employees, including dental and vision; participation in a 403(b) plan; a generous time-off policy; and a professional development budget.

How to Apply
Upload your application using this link by Friday, September 17th.

Your application should include:

* A cover letter, resume, sample work products, and references
* Cover letters should be addressed to the Hiring Committee and include a 2-3 paragraph statement of interest describing how your skills and experiences qualify you for the position. 
* Three references. Include name, phone number and email address. At least one reference should be a previous supervisor. 
* A short writing sample. Your writing sample could be anything that demonstrates your writing abilities, including newsletter copy, social media posts, a longer format piece etc.
* Two samples of your work that demonstrates graphic design, video or audio editing skills.

Deadline to apply:
Applications are reviewed until the position is filled but we encourage applicants to apply by Friday, September 17th.

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