Posted on September 21, 2012
Director of Digital Communications
Century Foundation - Director of Digital Communications
TCF is a non-partisan progressive think tank, founded in 1919 and initially funded by Edward Filene, a man best known for his store’s Basement (which was established as a way to make goods affordable by working people). At Mr. Filene’s death in 1937 he was a close associate of President Franklin Roosevelt, and one of the leading liberal businessmen in the country. Along the way he was a champion of fair workplaces and employee ownership strategies, all with an eye to ensuring that economic opportunity is available to all.
Until the end of the last century, TCF was called the Twentieth Century Fund. Trustees over the years have included Theodore Sorensen, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., John Kenneth Galbraith, Justice Robert Jackson and J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Century is an operating foundation, which means it does not make grants. Instead, it issues analyses and convenes and promotes the best thinkers and thinking across a range of public policy questions. Its work today focuses on issues of equity and opportunity in the United States, and how American values can best be sustained and advanced in a world of more diffuse power.
The Century Foundation is seeking a Director of Digital Communications to join the TCF communications team which raises the profile of the Foundation as well as the Fellows by distributing and publicizing the research and other content in a way that is creative, thoughtful and accessible to opinion leaders, policy makers and the public.
The Director of Digital Communications will be responsible for TCF’s digital content including website, blogs and social media and leading TCF’s online presence into a leader in the progressive thought community. The Director of Digital Communications will also be responsible for, with the Vice-President for Communications, developing and maintaining TCF’s online voice and identity.
Experience managing a content-rich website and other digital platforms is required.
Experience in editing and developing web material from existing writing and research is helpful. Experience running social media campaigns, managing a content-rich blog, producing online video content, with FTP systems, in public relations and web design are also helpful.
- Significant experience in content heavy digital and online communications
- An approach to communications that is highly creative, collaborative and collegial as well as a dedication to working in support of TCF’s progressive mission, purpose and values
- A vision for how to create and sustain the upcoming online destination for progressive policy thinking
- Superior written and verbal communications skills
- A sense of humor, curiosity and commitment
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org