Career Opportunities


Social Media Manager (Application Closed)

Location: Remote within the US

Daily Kos is the nation’s largest liberal online political community, news organization, and activism hub. We produce news you can do something about. Powered by millions of dedicated activists, we’re transforming media and organizing by empowering regular Americans to reshape politics.

We are recruiting an experienced Social Media Manager, as part of the Content Division, to create and publish content across all social media channels to promote Daily Kos content, expand brand awareness, reach new audiences, and drive engagement. The Social Media Manager is responsible for all social media calendars and content and reports to the head of the Content Division.

This role is exclusively represented by the Pacific Media Workers Guild, CWA Local 39521.

The position may require weekend work.


  • Create and implement social media strategies and develop social media content for current and new platforms
  • Manage Daily Kos’ social media calendar and posting schedule across all platforms
  • Cover live events, including presidential debates, congressional hearings, press conferences, and breaking news situations, in coordination with Newsroom staff
  • Serve as the point of contact for all social media platforms
  • Use analytics tools, including Chartbeat, Google Analytics, Amplitude, and platform-specific metrics tools, to monitor content performance and generate monthly reports to identify trends and new opportunities
  • Work cross-functionally with members from Content, Community Moderation, and Activism to strategically promote content and advocacy initiatives on social
  • Create visual, audio, and video assets for distribution on multimedia and social platforms
  • Collaborate with head of content to better consider and center diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in Daily Kos’ social media approach
  • Create social toolkits for campaigns and disseminate amongst key stakeholders
  • Support community engagement and moderation across Daily Kos’ flagship social channels
  • Capture Daily Kos’ brand voice in social copy and ensure consistency across social channels
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Knowledge & Experience

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience managing social media accounts, with newsroom experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated history tracking social analytics and distilling them into actionable takeaways
  • Deep knowledge of social and media analytics tools, including Buffer, Google Analytics, Chartbeat, Amplitude, and platform-specific metrics tools
  • Be adept at balancing a creative approach with a data-driven mindset
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Project management experience from concept to completion
  • Experience with video-clipping software, such as TVEyes
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Understanding of progressive national politics
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Comfortable with a virtual working environment
  • Be tech and internet savvy (we use Google Docs, Slack, Dropbox, Asana, and lots of other tools that make work life easier)

Desired Knowledge & Experience

  • Basic Photoshop Skills
  • Experience working for a digital publisher, public media, or nonprofit organization
  • Experience creating and managing paid social ads
  • Interest in the evolving social media landscape
  • Possess a proactive approach in looking for opportunities where the team/business can improve whether it be efficiency, measurement, or collaboration

Salary Range: $85,000 - $96,000


Daily Kos is proud to deliver a strong total rewards program to our employees.

The position offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Remote-first work environment
  • Paid employee medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Access to a Health Advocate
  • 401K with a 5% company match
  • 9 Company-paid holidays
  • 6 weeks vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Traumatic Grief Leave
  • Paid parental/family/medical leave
  • Remote Worker Stipend
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Company paid short & long term disability
  • Voluntary Accident & Critical Illness benefit

This position is a 40 hour/week, full-time, exempt position. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States. In addition, our organizational commitment to personal growth and work-life balance reduces churn and encourages a very rewarding long-term position.

At Daily Kos, we believe that diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures helps us be more effective activists. We are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We have a team of amazing people with backgrounds and talents energized by the news events and people united by a common cause. We love learning and support training for employees to continue career growth.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQIA individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: Principals Only. Daily Kos does not accept agency calls or resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee.