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Promote participation in democracy

General

Salary: $60,000-$67,500

Location: Remote or Hybrid Remote/Office (NYC)

Want to work with musicians, cool brands and amazing activities to help to register voters and promote participation  in democracy? Are you a creative, forward-thinking storyteller who can turn content into creative gold across all social and digital platforms? Are you organized, enthusiastic, and can keep a social media calendar?   The Social Media Marketing Manager oversees HeadCount's interactions with the public through implementing content strategies on social media and digital platforms. Their duties include writing social media copy, analyzing engagement data, identifying trends and planning digital campaigns to build and engage with HeadCount's online community.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee day-to-day management of social media channels
  • Create and implement monthly social media strategy and content
  • Utilize multiple digital channels including email, SMS, web content and video, to engage the HeadCount community
  • Prepare graphics to accompany social media posts using Canva while also working with in-house designers
  • Assist with the process of creating suggested  social media copy, calendars and kits  for  HeadCount partners including musicians, brands and nonprofit organizations
  • Facilitate scaling the HeadCount brand and campaign awareness through various social media channels
  • Ensure brand consistency in copy through tone and voice
  • Supervise all aspects of social media interaction between followers and HeadCount, and ensure a positive  experience for community members
  • Create actionable plans to both grow and maintain followers and engagement through social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn
  • Ensure progress on all platforms by using analytical tools such as platform-based analytics, Iconosquare, and Google Analytics
  • Oversee the creating and implementation of the monthly content calendar, including email newsletter
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years of social media management experience
  • Sharp wit with strong creative writing and content creation skills skills that can engage with young audiences
  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field
  • Passion for social impact, democracy, and the intersection of culture and activism
  • Proficient using multi-social posting programs such as Hootsuite
  • Strong computer skills
  • Organized and can manage multiple social channels and calendars
  • Relevant experience determining a target audience and how to cater unique marketing campaigns to capture their attention
  • Strong understanding of marketing strategy and how to effortlessly utilize these concepts throughout various forms of outreach
  • Experience with social media ad buying
  • Ability to work within messaging guidelines and remain politically nonpartisan
 

IT'S A PLUS IF YOU: 

  • Are bilingual
  • Are proficient in Adobe Suites
  • Use platforms like Twitch and Discord
  • Are a content creator yourself… you can edit video and/or are comfortable on camera and have your own social media following
  • Are well versed in politics
  • Are well versed in the content creator landscape across YouTube and TikTok
  • Are a huge music fan and love going to concerts

Please send Resume, cover letter and some past posts you have done to [email protected] 

HeadCount provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws.
Regional coordinators oversee 5 to 8 "Team Leaders." They organize, motivate, recruit, train, and manage individuals spread across a region of the U.S., and serve as the key liaison between HeadCount and our representatives in the field. This is primarily a phone and e-mail-oriented position, but we encourage Regional Coordinators to join us at festivals and occasionally travel to other cities to train new Team Leaders. This position requires people who are proactive, thorough and enjoy leading others. This is considered a volunteer position, but Regional Coordinators are eligible for a yearly performance-based stipend of up to $1,000.

Requirements

  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Strong work ethic, maturity and sense of accountability
  • About 4 to 8 hours per week of availability for phone and email communication
  • Being self-motivated and thorough
  • Passion for voter engagement and
  • Relevant leadership experience
To apply, please register as a volunteer by clicking HERE and be sure to check off that you are interested in a leadership position. In addition, email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line “Regional Coordinator” to [email protected].
HeadCount is adding Team Leaders all across the country. Team Leaders are the heart and soul of HeadCount and are the people most responsible for registering thousands of voters at concerts, festivals, and community events. They represent the organization any time a HeadCount-affiliated artist appears in the team’s metropolitan area. Within their metro, Team Leaders also work with venues, promoters, and community event organizers to identify the best local opportunities to register voters.   This means organizing and scheduling teams of volunteers (using HeadCount’s volunteer portal), training new volunteers and managing the process of setting up a voter registration table at an event. It also involves directly interfacing with staff at local concert venues and tour production crews from our affiliated bands. Team Leaders also reach into their community to identify gaps in voter registration access and provide registration services. This could be at high schools, street fairs, or other relevant community events. The goal is for at least 25% of annual activations to come from community events. Team Leaders must be reliable, professional, and good communicators. Most of all, they need to inspire volunteers to work together toward a common goal. If you love music and consider yourself a natural leader, this may be the position for you. This is considered a volunteer position, but Team Leaders are eligible for a yearly performance-based stipend of up to $1,500.

Requirements

  • Strong work ethic, maturity and sense of accountability
  • Flexible schedule allowing you to be on site at concerts before doors open
  • Natural leadership ability
  • Commitment to following protocol
  • Relevant leadership experience
To apply, please register as a volunteer by clicking HERE and be sure to check off that you are interested in a leadership position. In addition, email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line "Team Leader" to [email protected].

Internships

Students with an interest in politics, music or grassroots organizing can channel their passions by interning with HeadCount. This is an opportunity to get invaluable hand-on experience and make an important contribution to a dynamic and growing organization. Our interns work side-by-side with seasoned staffers and play an important role from day one. Many of our interns have been offered and accepted full-time position with HeadCount and others have landed jobs within the music industry and at other non-profits.

Responsibilities

  • Attending concerts and registering voters
  • Content creation (blogging, drafting and proofreading documents, social media, creating excel data sheets, research, compiling music playlists)
  • Grassroots and community outreach (volunteer program planning, conference calls)
  • Artist relations (identifying potential artist partners, tracking concert schedules, coordinating events)
  • Voter registration administration (researching election dates and deadlines, routing voter registration forms to election boards, communicating directly with voters)
  • General non-profit management and administration.
College credit is available. Requires a minimum of 15 hours (Fall and Spring) or 30 hours (Summer) per week, during business hours. Our office is located in the Garment District of Manhattan.

Qualifications

  • Student working towards a degree in related field
  • Nonprofit or social activist experience a plus
  • Proficiency required in MS Office programs
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills required
Please reply with a cover letter and resume (as attached documents) to [email protected] with "Music and Politics Internship" and semester in the subject line. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2021 fall semester. If you are interested in the spring internship, we are accepting applications until Mid-December. Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line "Music and Politics Internship - Spring 2022".