Digital Media Manager

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Job: Digital Media Manager
Organization: Bezos Family Foundation
City: Seattle, WA
Job Posting Link:
Field: Technology
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 4-5 years
Deadline: 05/14/2012

About the foundation

Guided by the belief that all children deserve an opportunity to achieve their full potential and
contribute meaningfully to society, the Bezos Family Foundation supports rigorous learning
environments that inspire young people to put their education into action. Through investments in
research, public awareness, advocacy and programs, the foundation works to elevate the field of
education and improve life outcomes for all children – along the continuum from birth through high
school. Through our Bezos Scholars Program and Students Rebuild initiative, we offer young people
worldwide a dynamic way to learn, connect and take action on critical local and global issues.
Bezos Family Foundation:
Students Rebuild:,, @studentsrebuild
Bezos Scholars Program:,

About the position

A small, tight knit team of fun, energetic doers is seeking a new member to lead social media and digital
communications for the foundation’s core initiatives and programs. In collaboration with the
Communications Advisor, the Digital Media Manager will build and implement social media strategy and
digital communications, primarily, but not limited to, the foundation’s flagship initiatives: Students
Rebuild and Bezos Scholars Program.

This full-time position is ideal for someone who thrives in a casual office environment with evolving
needs, is highly organized, detail-oriented and flexible enough to assume a range of roles: no task is too
big or too small! The ability to be both independent and interdependent within a horizontal organization
is essential. Most important, this person should be passionate about young people changing the world!
All employees are asked to adhere to strict confidentiality and security practices.

Location: Seattle, Washington
Reports to: Communications Advisor

Position summary and responsibilities:

 Develop and execute digital outreach strategy/social media campaigns and day-to-day activities.
 Working with Communications Advisor, create and maintain social media (SM) editorial
 Stay abreast of current trends in social media; develop organization and initiative presence(s) in
new platforms as necessary.
 Duties include online advocacy, content development, community outreach efforts and
 Develop analytic framework for gauging and measuring success, demonstrating strong
proficiency and knowledge of analytic tools.
 Ability to develop an SEO strategy.

Position summary and responsibilities, continued
 Manage presence in social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and other similar
community sites, posting/commenting on relevant blogs, and seeding content into social
applications as needed.
 Develop and implement new presences for other foundation brands and initiatives.
 Regularly create blog/vlog entries for organization presences.
 Create and publish video/transmedia entries for SM platforms, mobile and web.
 Make necessary updates and changes to organization website(s) – content and HTML/CSS.
 Maintain an organized system of tracking, monitoring and prioritizing tasks and projects.
 Establish measurements and utilize analysis tools to vet the relative success of posts/tweets,
campaigns, platforms, etc., making recommendations and delivering key insights than can be
used for communications planning.
 Work proactively and take initiative to support changing needs of the team.

Performance expectations:

 Excellent communications skills, as well as ability to think strategically and boldly while
remaining focused on the detail-oriented work of the position.
 Understanding of and passion for youth leadership and young people taking action.
 Proven ability to meet multiple, shifting deadlines and priorities while maintaining a perspective
on long-term goals. Nimbleness and flexibility a must!
 Ability to juggle multiple initiatives simultaneously.
 Strategic thinker, ability to map daily responsibilities to the organization's overall mission and
 Ability to work closely and collaboratively with other staff members, teams, and partner
organizations; strong interpersonal skills with an engaging and motivational style.
 Unwavering integrity, ethics and sound judgment; comfortable with an open and transparent
work environment.
 Confident and secure with a sensitivity towards confidential material.
 Innovative, resourceful and conscientious of organization’s brand and assets.


 BA/BS or MFA Digital Media, Interaction Design, or related degree.
 At least four years of online communications experience, including two years of social media
experience. Public relations, marketing and nonprofit experience a plus.
 Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
 Strong project management and analytical skills with attention to accuracy.
 In-depth knowledge of social media platforms, building online community and best practice
usage for nonprofits.
 Solid knowledge of analytic tools and their applications, including, Google Analytics, Radian6,
 Proficiency in SEO strategy and implementation.
 Solid knowledge of videography and digital editing and authoring tools, including Adobe
Photoshop, InDesign, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, etc.
 HTML, CSS, PHP skills; familiarity with CMS.
 Knowledge of or strong interest in education and youth engagement fields.


Nicole DeCario


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