Social Media Strategist

The Center for Global Development, an independent think and do tank that works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research, is seeking a Social Media Strategist.

The strategist will be part of the organization's Washington, DC-based communications team. Responsibilities include developing an overall social media engagement strategy, drafting content and posting to social media accounts, translating in-depth policy research into shareable social media content, and using analytics to evaluate and evolve the organization's digital efforts. The social media strategist will also assist in email marketing efforts, and experiment with new tactics, including the creation of an online debate forum and hosting twitter chats.

S/he will also be required to assist the communications department with basic writing tasks, including drafting and editing of press releases, e-newsletters, event invitations, and other forms of written communication as needed. 

Qualifications and skills:

  • Familiarity with trends and innovations in social media, a track record of driving creative content and growing audiences, and the ability to shape a data-driven strategy that continues to build the organization's profile, expand the organization's European and global presence, and ensure the organization is driving and engaged in online debates about the future of global development.
  • A proven track record of growing a digital presence for an organization, campaign, or corporation.
  • Equipped to handle multiple projects at once, work well under deadlines, and understand that the internet isn’t always a 9 to 6 kind of job.  
  • Self-confidence, a can-do attitude, and willingness to pitch in.
  • An ability to work independently and take initiative on major projects.
  • The ideal candidate will have a keen interest and a background in global development and/or foreign policy.  
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Relevant work experience may include internships.

Interested candidates should forward their CV and cover letter, and a short writing sample to  Please use "Social Media Strategist” in the subject line.

CGD is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender or gender identification, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job. Finalist will be subject to a background verification prior to employment.