Digital Communications Fellow

The Distribution Team develops and implements strategies to expand the reach and impact of Brave New Films’ content through our multi-platform network, which includes: social media, educator and group outreach, media events, and the BNF website and mailing list. The Distribution Team is responsible for launching issue-based campaigns, managing and growing BNF’s digital presence, and nurturing and building collaborative relationships with stakeholders.

The Digital Communications Fellow plays an important role on the Team through managing BNF’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), research, content creation, outreach, and systems analysis. Through BNF’s multiple social media platforms, the Fellow will work to engage a wide and ever-growing audience and turn clicks into offline action.

General Responsibilities:

  • Keep up with current events, research and monitor trending topics daily for breaking news in key issue areas for rapid-response posts
  • Create posts for multiple social media platforms using both curated and original content
  • Create/Assist in the creation of engaging content, including memes, photos and videos
  • Assist in campaign launches, including: 
      • Research calls to action
      • Optimize videos for social media: titles, thumbnails, post copy, etc.
      • Draft compelling emails for outreach
      • Identify relevant influencers and groups for video promotion
  • Engage with followers by responding to comments as appropriate
  • Monitor analytics and create weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Synthesize analytics and update strategies as appropriate
  • Coordinate messaging and event promotion with outreach departments
  • Research social justice organizations and issue areas, create lists of contacts for potential partnerships and devise strategies for outreach
  • Maintain distribution calendar and relevant spreadsheets

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Conversant with major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva or other graphic design program and a knowledge of basic graphic design (i.e.: can independently create memes under creative direction)
  • Basic video editing skills in Adobe Premiere (not required but a plus)
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Ability to research and digest complex issues quickly and effectively
  • Organized, ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Flexibility, desire to learn, self-motivated, and open to sharing ideas
  • Experience with and interest in in-depth research
  • Passion for progressive politics, social justice and activism; desire to use film as a tool for social change
  • Experience working in a non-profit and/or involved in activism
  • Background in communications, journalism, political science, sociology, humanities



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