Digital Community Manager (NY, LA)

Location: New York, NY

Department: Communications

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Please note that our Manhattan office will be relocating to Industry City in Brooklyn, NY next year.

Are you obsessed with Tweetdeck, Facebook Business Manager, Google Analytics, and Hootsuite? Do you wake up every morning wondering how social media can mobilize people to support systemic change and social justice? Do you track RTs, likes, shares, and social reach for everybody from your favorite social justice advocate to your cousin who's an aspiring influencer? If so, we want you.

We’re looking for a Digital Community Manager to join our awesome Communications team. That special someone who’s a go-getter and on top of their game -- who loves the intersection of social media and storytelling, and who can appreciate a good meme on Slack.

Reporting to the Digital Strategy Director and working alongside the Digital Campaign Strategist, you'll join a growing team focused on sharing Vera's work with the world.

Who we are:

Do you know what wakes us up in the morning? Justice. We even have that engraved on our coffee mugs. That’s how zealous we are. We envision a society that respects the dignity of every single person. We’re fighting to realize this every day. To tackle the most pressing injustices of our day. To secure equal justice, end mass incarceration, and strengthen families and communities around the country. We’re passionate, dynamic, and Innovative. In a nutshell, we drive meaningful change. What that means is that:

     We study problems:

     that impede human dignity and justice.

     We pilot solutions:

     that are at once transformative and achievable.

     We engage diverse communities:

     in informed debate.

     And we harness the power of evidence.

     to drive effective policy and practice

The nitty-gritty. You might be perfect for us if you have:

  • 3-4 years’ working experience in social media and/or digital communications 
  • A track record of working with other social justice, NGO, or nonprofit organizations in the realm of social media, and an idea of what makes social copy perform well
  • Superior writing, editing, and verbal communications skills, and an ability to translate complex ideas into compelling digital content
  • Familiarity with the following is necessary:
    • Tweetdeck, Facebook Business Manager, Twitter Ads/Analytics, Hootsuite
    • Google Drive, Google News Alerts
  • Familiarity with the following is a plus, but is not necessary:
    • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Creative Suite
    • Final Cut Pro, iMovie and other video editing software
    • Slack, Basecamp, Trendkite
  • Time management skills and the ability to work on a number of projects at once
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to correspond in a timely manner with staff on all levels, including staff who may be working remotely or from other Vera offices
  • Strong organizational skills and reliable attention to detail

But wait. Here’s the best part. When you join our team, you’ll find:

A dedicated team you can bank on. A team of amazing people who have tenacity, who are creative, and most of all, who are scrappy. We want to get the work done, and we will do whatever we need to do to get that work done. Why? Because our work is more important than ever.

Salary: $60K, plus excellent benefits.

How to apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Only candidates with the above credentials will be considered. Online submission in PDF format is preferred.

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to

ATTN: Human Resources / Digital Manager

Vera Institute of Justice

233 Broadway, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10279

Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.

No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

For more information about Vera's work, please visit

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