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Social Media Editor

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Marketing & Communications
New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

Position Description

Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, defending and empowering public-interest journalism, is hiring a Social Media Editor to support the execution of our audience strategy and communications, working across teams to grow outreach to further the impact of our work.

This position collaborates across all programs and teams to ensure that FPF’s advocacy campaigns, digital security expertise, technology projects and press freedom reporting achieve maximum visibility and reach. Through collaboration with internal stakeholders, the Social Media Editor will be part of a team that executes our strategy for sustained audience growth across platforms, including newsletters, web, audio/visual and social media. This role will manage media partnerships, support media interviews and maintain the press lists, including tracking media requests.

Furthermore, the Social Media Editor will be hands-on in implementing FPF’s audience outreach strategies. A successful candidate will have excellent news judgment, the ability to work independently and proactively, and a commitment to press freedom.


  • Execute with the deputy director of audience and other stakeholders a strategy for sustained audience growth across platforms, including newsletters, web, audio/visual and social media;
  • Own FPF’s text-based social platforms, namely X, Mastodon, Bluesky, LinkedIn, Facebook and any other emerging social platforms, in addition to newsletters;
  • Identify opportunities to raise FPF’s profile on emerging platforms, including open-standard platforms and the fediverse
  • Execute targeted reach and engagement, including content dissemination and promotion as well as social media campaigns and special projects, and respond to relevant DMs across platforms in a timely manner;
  • Implement these strategies using measurable goals, and prepare internal reports on data points, other indicators;
  • Manage media lists and track media requests;
  • Research and evaluate newsletter and social media platform expansions;
  • Report on and leverage analytics, data intelligence, social listening tools and digital impact figures to inform decision making;
  • Assist the development team in social media fundraising and special projects, as needed;
  • Work with external vendors on website, database design, data visualization, SEO and social advertising, as needed;
  • Capacity building: Train colleagues on new, or existing, digital tools;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the deputy director of audience.


As FPF’s Social Media Editor, you’re passionate about press freedom and newsgathering rights, have a nuanced understanding of audience analytics and data, and are eager to make these essential topics engaging for a growing audience.

Must Have

  • A passion for the First Amendment and protecting the press freedom rights of all;
  • At least 2+ years audience engagement experience, having built newsletters, email lists or other engagement-focused outreach strategies;
  • Familiarity with native and third-party analytics platforms;
  • Excellent writing and copyediting skills, preferably with experience in AP style, and a strong understanding of copy standards and proofreading methods;
  • Good news judgment and political awareness;
  • A proven ability to translate complex issues into succinct, accessible language for multiple audiences;
  • Basic knowledge or expertise in encryption and secure newsgathering tools;
  • Basic understanding of HTML;
  • An independent yet collaborative approach; reliable team player adept at working with remote management and staff;
  • Strong project management skills, meticulous attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to set priorities and complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • Openness to explore, learn and stay abreast of new developments in a rapidly evolving field.


  • Multimedia skills, including in graphics and audio/visual editing, and design experience for infographics on Photoshop or a similar software;
  • Experience working directly with journalists and media;
  • Fluency in Spanish language

Working with us

This is a full-time role with a competitive nonprofit salary in the range of $80-95k, depending on experience and location. This position reports to FPF’s deputy director of audience and will preferably be based in FPF’s Brooklyn headquarters, however, strong U.S.-based remote candidates will also be considered. For all locations, quarterly in-person team meetings are considered part of the role.

This role does not require U.S. Citizenship, but you must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. to be considered. FPF does not sponsor employees for work authorization at this time, and the selected candidate will be required to submit a proof of authorization.

FPF provides health, dental and vision insurance (via Aetna); 20 days of personal time off, in addition to all federal holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s; paid parental leave and a generous 401(k) program. Freedom of the Press Foundation matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to 4% of your gross salary.

FPF is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We warmly welcome members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ folks and people with disabilities.

FPF does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual or reproductive health decisions, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law.

More about FPF

How to Apply

If you think you’d like to be a part of our team, please submit your résumé, a cover letter (no longer than 1 ½ pages), and a writing sample. The sample can include a news article or newsletter you wrote or edited or a handful of social media posts you crafted.

After an initial application review, FPF’s hiring process involves a phone screen, an interview with the hiring manager, and an at-home test. For candidates moving to the final stages, two organization-wide panels follow.