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Social Media Editor, TED Countdown (Freelance)

Social Media Editor, TED Countdown

TED is seeking a Social Media Editor to manage social media copywriting and account management for its climate initiative, Countdown. In addition to writing and scheduling content on the Countdown Twitter and Instagram accounts, the Social Media Editor will be responsible for providing editorial support to Countdown partners, influencers, and other internal and external stakeholders. 

This is a freelance role, with hours based on event support needs. Full-time hours required in September and October 2020 leading up to and during the digital Countdown Event, and from June - Oct 2021 leading up to the Countdown Summit in October 2021.
 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute programming and content strategy in partnership with Countdown and Audience Development teams.
  • Write and schedule social media copy for Countdown Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • Digital community building on social media surrounding the Countdown brand.
  • Work closely with TED Audience Development Team and other internal stakeholders on cross collaboration for the TED main social media accounts, TED-Ed and other internal TED accounts.
  • Provide editorial support to external partners and influencers on content creation, amplification and execution 

Requirements:

  • 2-4 years in social media strategy and management. Experience working in the nonprofit, advocacy, science or climate space, preferred.
  • Experience using social media to promote and support digital and in-person events.
  • Comfort working with influencers and in partnership marketing.
  • Strong editorial background.
  • Familiarity with using a social media CMS such as Socialflow.
  • Fluency with Google G-Suite products

Desired skills:

  • Experience with social media graphic design best practices using Canva and Photoshop.
  • Understanding of social media content strategy and analytics.
  • Previous experience hosting and producing Instagram Live sessions.
  • Passion and knowledge of the climate space and climate education.
  • Experience working with global audiences and international stakeholders.
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