About the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 

The Bulletin equips the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to our existence.

As an independent media organization, the Bulletin uses free articles on its website, a premium digital magazine, iconic Doomsday Clock, and public events to advance actionable ideas at a time when technology is outpacing our ability to control it. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas – nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies – with the driving belief that because humans created these issues, it’s our duty to control them.

We gather the most informed, influential, and diverse voices tracking man-made threats and bring innovative thinking to a global audience. We apply intellectual rigor to the conversation and do not shrink from alarming truths. With smart, vigorous prose, multimedia presentations, and information graphics, the Bulletin puts issues and events into context and provides fact-based debates and assessments.

For more than 75 years, the Bulletin has bridged the divides between scientific advancement, global security, and public engagement. The Bulletin is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Position Description

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is looking for a creative, high-energy social media coordinator with an interest in nonprofit journalism.

In this role, you will share the Bulletin’s cutting-edge reporting on nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies with our large, international audience. Your key responsibilities will include but will not be limited to creating social media posts, providing designs for promotional materials, and assisting with analytics reporting. You will also assist with promoting Bulletin events, including the annual Doomsday Clock announcement that is watched by millions of people worldwide.

The person in this role will have a knack for boiling down complex topics in a way that is easy for others to understand. Creativity, resourcefulness, and autonomy are vital skills required in this position. Candidates who thrive on innovation and a fast-paced workplace will feel at home. Working closely with all members of the digital team, the Bulletin’s social media coordinator will report to the chief audience officer. A Chicago-based candidate is preferred.

Benefits

  • Remote/hybrid work options
  • 15 days of PTO in your first and second years, 20 days after that
  • 15 days of sick time
  • 12 paid holidays and paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Medical, vision and dental benefits
  • Flexible and dependent care FSA
  • Commuter benefits
  • SIMPLE IRA with employer match

Key Responsibilities

  • Create cross-platform messaging that is on-brand and unforgettable
  • Design in-house ads and other promotional materials
  • Create graphics and video content for the Bulletin’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and LinkedIn accounts
  • Ensure that the database of authors, experts, and newsletter subscribers is current
  • Provide copywriting for the Bulletin’s website
  • Collaborate with digital team on new ideas, directions, and platforms for communications
  • Pursue social media partnerships with organizations and influencers
  • Support the Bulletin’s programs team with video recording/editing and create social media resources for speakers
  • Assist with directing media inquiries and media outreach

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, communication, or marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Competence with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube, Reddit) required
  • Understanding of the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with discretion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a high-level of computer proficiency, and strong internet research skills
  • Efficient data entry skills and great attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills; the ability to use appropriate resources to solve an issue
  • Ability to maintain calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, and complex problems
  • Flexibility to take on other duties as assigned
  • Must display commitment to the mission and vision of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Interest in journalism, international affairs, public policy, or related disciplines

 

Skills that aren't required (but are a plus)

  • Previous experience with a communications team
  • Experience with Pardot / Salesforce
  • Animation skills
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Previous leadership experience

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send [email protected] an email with “Social Media Coordinator” in the subject line and your resume and cover letter as email attachments.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, union membership or activity or any other basis protected by law.