Social Media Manager
Job TypeFull Time
Experience7 years
Job FieldMedia / Advertising / Branding

About the Program:

Communications is crucial to WRI’s ability to bring about rapid, systemic changes to the health of society and the planet. The WRI Core Communications team works to expand WRI’s reach, reputation, and influence, and oversees strategy and outreach for the Institute to support WRI leadership, programs, centers and international offices.

Job Highlight:

Reporting to the Global Director of Digital Communications, you will be responsible for managing WRI’s main social media channels. Guided by performance metrics and our overall communications and marketing goals, you will develop and manage strategies, content and digital assets that broaden the reach of WRI across social media and increase engagement with our organization and its work. You will collaborate with, support, and be supported by team members within the Core Communications team, as well as various communications staff members across WRI.

What will you do:

Community and content management (40% time):

Compose and publish content daily to WRI’s institutional social media channels, following our content strategy and using best practices and channel-specific functionalities
Manage a robust editorial calendar in collaboration with the WRI editorial/media team, while also curating and organizing content for reuse and amplification by WRI programs and staff
Engage community members through on-brand, and informed responses and dialogue
Monitor, analyze and report performance metrics of WRI’s social media accounts


Content and digital asset creation (40% time):

Lead the development of high-quality content for social media that engages WRI’s key external audiences and attracts new followers – including the development of videos, visuals and graphics
Maintain a library of tools and templates that ensure brand and messaging consistency for all WRI social content in collaboration with the design team

Strategy and guidance (20% time):

Oversee the strategy for WRI’s core social media channels to elevate our social media presence and performance – applying analytics and audience analysis to inform and test new content forms and outreach tactics
Keep track of the latest social media trends, techniques, and tools – and help share this information across the organization


What will you need:

Education: You have a completed Bachelor’s degree. Studies in marketing, communications or relevant field considered a plus
Experience: You have a minimum of 7 years full-time relevant work experience managing social media channels – for high-profile/international brands inside a large, matrixed organization
You have developed and implemented social content strategies and campaigns that has attracted high levels of engagement on a variety of social media platforms
You have used social media measurement and metrics to inform strategy that has resulted in reaching goals for engagement and audience growth
You have designed, implemented, and managed processes and workflows to support an editorial calendar and the creation of high-quality content in collaboration with internal colleagues and external vendors and contractors
You have experience responding to a high-volume of comments and messages, and have managed organizational social media accounts during a public relation crisis
You have helped plan and manage paid advertising campaigns on multiple social media platforms
You have experience creating visuals for social media – including data visualizations, infographics, videos/reels, stories, or GIFs
You are familiar with Canva or other graphic design software
You are familiar with the topics and issues related to WRI’s work – such as climate change, energy, environmental protection and restoration, urban development and land use, economics and finance, and social equity
Languages: Verbal and written proficiency in English. Proficiency in additional languages a plus
Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.
Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of May 31, 2023. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.


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About World Resources Institute (WRI)

The World Resources Institute is a global research non-profit organization that was established in 1982 with funding from the MacArthur Foundation under the leadership of James Gustave Speth. WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.WRI's mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.