Words Without Borders
Social Media Editor (Part-time)
The social media editor’s mission is to drive engagement and growth across Words Without Borders’ social media channels as we work to broaden the audience for international literature. Reporting to the communications manager and working closely with the editorial and education teams, the social media editor will help develop innovative engagement strategies for WWB content and programs and actively engage with our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn audiences. You will establish a distinct voice and presence on each platform, draft and schedule posts that utilize text, images, and/or videos, and interact with our readers and partners. This is a great opportunity for an early-career communications professional to make an impact in a growing literary organization.
Founded in 2003, Words Without Borders cultivates global awareness by offering unparalleled access to international writing in English translation. Reaching readers around the world, our website provides a vital platform for today’s international writers and literary translators. Our programs include our Whiting Literary Magazine Prize–winning digital magazine for international literature, our online education program that helps teachers bring world literature into the classroom, and public literary events held virtually and in New York City.
WWB’s mission is to cultivate greater global awareness by expanding access to—and engagement with—international literature in translation. As social media editor, you will help WWB deepen engagement with our content while also growing our audience in both the literary and global education communities. Specifically, you will:
- Create and schedule Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn posts (balancing the use of text, images, and/or video) for articles published on Words Without Borders and WWB Campus, WWB events, and other announcements.
- Stay informed on social media trends and best practices and work with the communications manager to create and implement strategies and set benchmarks for growth and engagement.
- Create graphics and memes related to WWB and international literature.
- Share articles and posts from other organizations or publications that relate to WWB’s community and mission.
- Monitor social media notifications and engage judiciously with shares, comments, and other users’ posts.
- Work with relevant program staff to create special engagement campaigns around fundraising, program launches, and events.
- Monitor social media analytics, including by creating and maintaining a monthly reporting spreadsheet to track engagement stats and adjust strategy in response.
- Demonstrated interest in international literature and familiarity with the publishing and international literature online communities. Knowledge of another language and/or cultural context strongly desired. Familiarity with global education and/or ed tech a plus.
- Demonstrated success using social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for audience growth and engagement in a professional setting. Minimum one year’s experience.
- Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; excellent attention to detail.
- Motivated self-starter capable of working independently and on a collaborative team. Must be capable of taking initiative and willing to pitch in on other projects when needed.
- Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines.
- Comfortable taking risks, testing hypotheses, and analyzing results to inform and refine strategy; track record of demonstrating sound judgment.
- Strong design sense and familiarity with Photoshop or Canva is required; basic video/audio editing preferred. Experience with TikTok (BookTok) a plus.
- Experience with regular tracking and reporting on social media analytics.
This is a part-time, 20-hour-per-week, remote position requiring permission to work in the US and availability during the east coast workday. Salary range is $21,000–$24,000 DOE plus paid time off.
Words Without Borders does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, marital status, parental status, military service, or disability. We are committed to pursuing equity and inclusion in our organization and seek candidates who bring diverse backgrounds and new perspectives to our work. Individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in the field of publishing are especially encouraged to apply. Permission to work in the US is required.
Interested candidates may email a résumé and cover letter indicating how this position aligns with their skill set and career goals by 11:59 eastern time on Monday, September 26, to email@example.com with the subject line “Social Media Editor.”
Please also include, in a separate document, two tweets for each of the following three articles and one shareable meme relating to international literature: