Position Title: Digital Creative & Social Media Manager
Status: Full-time, exempt
Location: Remote, Los Angeles
Reports To: Director of Communications
Salary Range: $50,000
Benefits: Health insurance, unlimited paid time off, flexible schedule, professional development
ABOUT THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE
The 5 Gyres Institute is a nonprofit organization established in 2009 based in Los Angeles, with a global network of supporters united in the pursuit of a planet free of plastic pollution. 5 Gyres’ mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure.
5 Gyres Commitment to Diversity:5 Gyres is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring an equitable, just, diverse, and inclusive work environment for all, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, family or parental status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
5 GYRES CORE VALUES:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Fun & Lightheartedness
5 Gyres is seeking a talented and collaborative Digital Creative & Social Media Manager.
This person will be responsible for creative assets required of the organization including graphic design, video editing, and print collateral. They will also be in charge of actively posting to 5 Gyres’ social media channels, maintaining consistency in posting schedule, and seeking out creative ways to engage in the digital space.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
Design collateral assets for digital, print, and social media in line with organizational aesthetic and branding
Edit any internally produced video content for publication in line with our programmatic goals
Support in website design
Engage our growing social media communities on a daily basis with fun and creative posts
Activate our ambassador network digitally by directly engaging with them on social media
Support Director of Communications with creative thinking in social media engagement tactics
Bring an optimistic and fun attitude to the work of digital creation
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
2-4 years of graphic design experience
2 years of video editing experience
1-2 years of social media management experience
Updated and current graphic design portfolio showcasing a range of design capabilities from one pagers, to pitch decks, to social media assets, to animations, to toolkits
High school diploma; bachelor’s degree preferred
2-4 years relevant work experience
Ability to work on the Pacific Time Zone during normal business hours
Amination skills preferred
Be able and willing to look for additional projects when finished with assigned tasks and always be looking for innovative ways to create interesting content
Preferred: knowledge of and passion for environmental issues, ideally with a knowledge of plastic pollution
Must be able to communicate in a professional manner and be able to work with various personalities and work styles
Must have strong written communication skills and be able to proofread any final assets
Must be able to be succinct in communicating a thought or idea while also providing enough information to make informed decisions
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
High proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Google Slides, and video editing software. Animation skills a plus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and use hands to operate telephone, type and operate computer and mouse.
The employee is frequently required to talk, hear, and bend and twist neck.
The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and rarely lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
During program events, the employee may be required to walk long distances, stand for extended periods of time, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
WORK HOURS AND ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employees at 5 Gyres typically work Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day, with some schedule flexibility.
Occasionally you may be expected to work evenings and/or weekends for the purposes of events, conferences and/or speaking engagements.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually in a typical office environment and/or working from home.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally noisy.
During program events, the employee may be in a large outdoor or indoor environment with many people, in which the noise level may be high.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Gyres would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
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