Social Media and Analytics Coordinator, Digital Operations

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a media organization, publishing a free daily news website and a digital subscription magazine. But we are much more. The Bulletin’s website, iconic Doomsday Clock, and regular events help 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. What connects these topics is a driving belief that because humans created them, we can control them. With smart, vigorous prose, multimedia presentations, and information graphics the Bulletin puts issues and events into context and provides fact-based debates and assessments.

The Bulletin is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. We gather a diverse array of the most informed and influential voices tracking man-made threats and bring their innovative thinking to a global audience. We apply intellectual rigor to the conversation and do not shrink from alarming truths. For 75 years, the Bulletin has bridged the technology divide between scientific research, foreign policy and public engagement.

Position Description

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists seeks a full-time Social Media and Analytics Coordinator to support our Digital Operations and editorial team. This position requires extensive involvement in social media platforms, e-newsletter editing and creation. The coordinator will also be integral in announcement creation, assistance with administrative website postings, social media, and media outreach. Tracking of social media/website statistics and creating committee reports are also key parts of the position. Familiarity with similar publications and organizations, particularly around social media and communications, will be helpful. This position reports to the Chief Digital Officer and works closely with the Assistant Director of Digital Operations.

We are looking for a creative, high-energy individual who is flexible and values collaboration. While we favor a Chicago-based coordinator, the right candidate can live in any U.S. time zone. Our office is located at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Candidates who thrive on innovation and a fast-paced workplace will feel at home.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create cross-platform messaging that is on-brand and unforgettable
  • Develop social media assets (videos, cards, memes) and ensure they amplify the Bulletin’s content and mission
  • Prepare content and oversee distribution of weekly newsletters, announcements, and other electronic communications
  • Ensure that the database of authors, experts, and e-newsletter subscribers is current
  • Produce regular reports for the Chief Digital Officer to be shared with our Marketing & Communications Committee and Governing Board
  • Track statistics, demographics and traffic patterns of the Bulletin’s website visitors
  • Document the impact of Bulletin articles and features in policy/government circles, media, and popular culture
  • Manage communications for on-going activities including global teleconferences, webinars, and Chicago-based events
  • Track social media statistics (followers/following) on a weekly basis
  • Participate in regular improvements to the Bulletin’s website
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and platforms for communications
  • Design in-house ads and other promotional material
  • Manage our Threadless T-shirt store and related products
  • Provide customer service for subscribers and website users
  • Gather media references for a weekly report


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Interest in journalism, international affairs, public policy, science/technology, or related discipline a plus
  • Facility with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube)
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Word and Excel programs desirable
  • Multimedia experience (Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Premiere, etc.) a plus
  • Video production experience (animation programs a plus) desirable
  • Experience with Pardot / Salesforce a plus
  • 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
  • Must be comfortable working in a busy office environment and display strong interpersonal skills
  • 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
  • Previous experience with a communications team is a plus
  • Must display commitment to the mission and vision of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and relevant links of past work (previous social media campaigns, multimedia/video work, design samples) to Lisa McCabe at [email protected] Please include "Social Media and Analytics Coordinator application" in the subject line of your email.

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. 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.