Monday, February 14, 2011

Freedom House New Media Officer - Washington, D.C.

Freedom House New Media Officer - Washington, D.C.

Freedom House supports the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs directly supporting frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we are supporting the right of every individual to be free.

Position Purpose
Elevate and improve our visibility and communications capacity, including on social networking and new media sites. The position reports directly to the Press Officer. Position Summary Create multimedia content for Freedom House websites and other communications projects (e.g. videos, podcasts, public awareness campaigns, design work, organizational branding); create and implement social media campaigns; assist in the content creation and maintenance of Freedom House’s Freedom of Expression campaign website; and research and strategize ways to increase the public profile of the organization. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in related field Minimum 6 months experience producing podcasts, video production and editing Experience and familiarity with a range social media tools including social networking, social bookmarking, and community building Experience with Adobe Photoshop Background in e-development/e-fundraising preferred Website design, SEO skills, and Knowledge of In-Design and Drupal preferred Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills Interest in human rights and democracy issues Ability to implement multiple projects and priorities simultaneously with ease Some duties and responsibilities Maintain and create multimedia content for Freedom House’s social media portfolio including Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, LinkedIn and additional multimedia platforms. Video and audio production and editing Assist in the creation of multimedia content for both the website and other venues including video
Coordinate with program teams to produce compelling multimedia content
Assist with media and development outreach efforts
Track industry trends in new media and identify opportunities for engagement

We offer great benefits including
100% employer-paid dental Insurance
100% employer-paid health insurance; or generously subsidized depending on plan/coverage
100% employer-paid life insurance and
Accidental death Insurance
100% employer- paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
403(b) Retirement plan with generous matching funds and 2-year 100% vesting schedule
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
A really nice place to work And much more……

Qualified and Interested applicants Please send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and social media portfolio by email to: or fax to (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR. Dept., referencing Req. 2011-003. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE M/F/D/V

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