Social Media & Texting Strategist

Social media content development, graphic design, and fundraising.


Want to lead social media, SMS, and digital strategy for progressive candidates and organizations? Social media management and broadcast messaging are both growing and in-demand fields in the world of progressive politics. This job is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a growing team at Middle Seat and take the lead in running client social media & texting programs. We’re looking for self-starters who love to write, raise money online, design graphics, and follow the news of the day.

Why Middle Seat

  • Competitive salaries and great benefits
  • We only work for progressive organizations, candidates, and causes
  • We’re a proudly unionized team — part of the Campaign Workers Guild
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growing operation

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing and maintaining social media accounts and broadcast messaging programs for 3-4 clients.
  • Contribute to follower growth, fundraising, and list building on social media.
  • Posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other client social media platforms.
    • Maintaining a robust cadence of social media posting that is responsive to breaking news and other major moments.
    • Maintaining a consistent posting cadence and schedule for each platform. 
  • Creating graphics for social media posts.
  • Researching issues relevant to our clients in order to identify salient topics and content for social media posts and graphics.
  • Remaining plugged in to political news and overall trends in progressive politics and social media.
  • Managing and interfacing with clients directly (potentially including Members of Congress and candidates for federal office).
  • Pulling, compiling, analyzing, and synthesizing social media and texting performance metrics into reports and presenting to clients.
  • Draft copy for fundraising and mobilization through SMS.
  • Manage texting production and develop other assets, such as mobile flows, landing pages, donation pages, and more.
  • Propose ideas for testing, segmentation, and optimization.
  • Develop and implement list growth strategy from start to finish, including managing acquisition buys for phone numbers and budgeting campaigns.
  • Assist in project management of P2P texting campaigns as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


  • 2-3 years of experience in professional social media management (or similar) for major platforms, preferably for political clients
  • Previous fundraising experience strongly preferred
  • Able to manage client projects largely without assistance
  • Strong copywriting skills
    • Ability to write for various social media platforms and adapt to different principals
    • Majority of writing is free of errors
  • Ability to adapt writing to conform to client voices and perspectives 
  • A desire to play a role in social media for major political campaigns, nonprofits, and causes
  • Attention to detail while managing tight deadlines and multiple content calendars
  • Basic graphic design and video editing skills preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of ActBlue and various CRMs (Action Kit, BSD, Action Network, NGP, etc.) preferred but not required.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary starts between $55,000 and $68,000
  • Profit-sharing plan: share in the growth and success of Middle Seat
  • $50 mobile phone subsidy monthly
  • Regular raises
  • 100% coverage for health, dental and vision
  • Zero deductible health plan
  • One Medical health service: video call or chat with doctors, no wait-time appointments
  • Health Advocate: 24/7 assistance with navigating health benefits, finding providers through
  • 5% employer match on your 401k retirement account
  • 20 paid vacation days off, plus your birthday and May Day off
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents

We are committed to building a diverse and passionate team. We encourage creative-minded individuals with a strong technical aptitude to apply for this position. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Our firm is values-driven. We are intentional with the decidedly left-of-center clients we work with — and we strive to make our work environment and benefits reflect that, including salary transparency, healthy work-life balance, and consistent employee feedback and communication. We’re happy to talk more about our company culture with prospective applicants.

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