Deputy Director, Digital & Social - Politics

Washington, DC
Oct 23, 2020
Nov 22, 2020
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type
Full Time
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.


Position Summary:


The Deputy Director, Digital & Social - Politics reports directly to the Director of Digital & Content Strategy and is responsible for strategic communications via the Human Rights Campaign’s digital properties. This role leads the organization’s social media messaging on politics and news, including federal and state legislative priorities and HRC’s national electoral work. The position will focus on both rapid-response campaigns as well as longer-term initiatives.


Position Responsibilities:


  • Develop and manage digital and social campaigns for the organization, with a focus on politics and news.
  • Lead in the execution of rapid response campaigns.
  • Produce creative content for organization’s website, blog and social networking sites.
  • Support internal and external partners through development and implementation of social media strategies for projects and organizational positioning.
  • Collaborate among the marketing, communications and political departments to manage digital components of campaigns.
  • Manage employees including, when applicable, interviewing, hiring, conducting performance reviews, coaching, motivating, and disciplining employees.
  • Ensure brand integrity on campaigns and digital platforms and help maintain and enforce editorial style guidelines.
  • Track new and changing digital trends in order to recommend and initiate the use of new technologies and improvements to our work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience with strong preference for five to eight years’ experience managing social media, preferably for news-driven, political and/or advocacy organization.
  • Expertise with social media platforms and other digital tools and a passion for using these tools to drive action and engagement.
  • Strong editorial skills.
  • Must be a proactive self-starter.
  • Well-rounded, creative type with a talent for communicating online and excellent writing skills.
  • Willingness to take on routine tasks as needed, team player, and a positive attitude are necessary; ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires regular evening and weekend work.
  • Experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders, being calm under pressure, and managing a diversity of opinions on each project.
  • Personal interest in and commitment to LGBTQ rights.


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign and/or the Human Rights Campaign Foundation may require travel on a regular basis or periodically.  Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.


No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.

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