Assistant Social Media Manager, Kaiser Health News

LOCATION: Washington, D.C. (Remote, until September 2021)
STATUS:  Full-time
PROGRAM AREA: Kaiser Health News

About the Job:

KFF, the non-profit health policy analysis, polling and journalism organization, is seeking a Washington-based social media expert to join the staff of Kaiser Health News (KHN), the national newsroom producing and distributing in-depth journalism about health issues across the country. KHN has a vibrant and ambitious staff based in Washington, D.C., California, Missouri, Colorado and Montana.

We are looking for an assistant social media manager who will work directly with KHN’s social media manager to assist reporters and editors in the daily promotion of Kaiser Health News stories on social sites and coordinate with KHN’s partners’ social media teams. We are looking for someone who can help build an even larger audience for our perceptive stories on health policy, the health care industry and health care politics.

A deep knowledge of our health care system is NOT a prerequisite, though some familiarity would help. What is essential? A creative use of language to compose compelling social media posts. Social media experience is a plus since you will be involved with evolving our audience engagement strategy. The ideal candidate will be well-organized and detail-oriented with basic graphic design skills (Canva/content creation, Instagram reels/TikTok, video editing) and have a finger on the pulse of cultural dialogue. We want someone with sterling judgement who is also on top of the latest social media trends and eager to experiment with any of them.

The assistant social media manager participates in the daily news meetings and is involved in the planning of all major initiatives. You will advise how best to reach a broad audience and will educate your colleagues on how to work with current and ever-emerging social media platforms. You will work with web editors on appealing visual display of stories and will also ensure relevant analytics are monitored and useful.

If you want to be part of an ambitious, prize-winning, and fast-growing newsroom, this is the job for you.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, and we have enviable health insurance and retirement benefits.

KFF staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 but will be returning to the office in September 2021. Once staff are able to return to the office, this full-time position will be based in KHN’s headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. This full-time position is for a renewable one-year term. Relocation assistance is available.

More About KHN and KFF:

KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. With a staff of more than 60 reporters, editors, web producers, and photographers/videographers in California, D.C., Missouri, Colorado and Montana, plus dozens more freelance columnists, animators, web developers, photographers, and videographers around the nation, KHN is committed to in-depth reporting on health policy news. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation. KFF serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. It has no connection with Kaiser Permanente.

KHN provides this coverage on khn.org as well as in partnership with other news organizations, including NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, NBC and a host of other media outlets. KHN has won numerous journalism awards for its coverage. All material is provided free of charge. In addition to publishing in-depth articles on new developments in the health care system and on national and local health care initiatives and debates, KHN also produces daily briefings summarizing news coverage of health policy. For more than a decade, these reports have provided readers with daily updates on how the media are covering U.S. health care policy.

How to Apply:

If this opportunity interests you, and you have the requisite experience and qualifications, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining how your background matches the job requirements to jobs@kff.org. Please submit these documents as separate attachments, labeled as “Last Name_First Name_Document Title”, and include “Assistant Social Media Manager” in the subject line of your email.

KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries, please.

It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.