Job Description

Lead Associate, Social Media Content (P2)

Job Category: Digital Marketing

Requisition Number: LEADA005043

  • Full-Time
  • LocationsFairfield, CTWashington, DCRemote-United States

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


The Save the Children Social Media team is the organization’s bold and culturally relevant public voice, speaking out for children’s rights to our millions of followers and beyond. We’re seeking a passionate storyteller and creator with social media expertise and a knack for communicating complex, tough topics with compassion and creativity.

You’ll have a deep understanding of how to engage an audience, the ability to design simple graphics and shoot/edit videos for TikTok and Reels, and a portfolio that demonstrates both. You will balance creative brainstorming, collaboration with internal partners, content production, and social media posting in support of the overall Save the Children marketing, communications and fundraising strategy.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)


  • Working with the social media team to pitch, plan, produce and share engaging, original content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, and other emerging social platforms, communicating what sets Save the Children apart in the global development space
  • Designing simple graphics for social media channels or working with internal design team for more complex projects
  • Producing videos for TikTok/Reels: Ideating, writing script, shooting/editing/posting final creative
  • Pitching and coordinating live video streaming events for social media channels
  • Monitoring and exploring centralized content repository and working with global content and media teams to keep up to date on available assets


  • Partnering closely with brand creative team to ensure alignment with the latest branding guidelines and secure approvals when needed
  • Coordinating with internal stakeholders to gather assets, develop social posts, and to deliver on shared objectives, including integrated campaigns


  • Staying up to date on social media and digital content trends, looking for opportunities to engage on trending topics, and sharing best practices with relevant internal partners to inform future work
  • Tracking performance of social content using native platform analytics, various social listening tools and regular reports to inform strategy


  • Monitoring and managing brand reputation through social listening services, managing responses and proper escalation of comments and inquiries to appropriate personnel/departments

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of relevant social media experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop and/or Illustrator, along with understanding of social media image formats and optimization techniques
  • Demonstrated short-form writing skills, capable of writing in voice and within brand guidelines, with knowledge of content/character limitations and best practices for primary public social networks
  • Comfort with on-camera work and editing within social video platforms
  • Proven and demonstrated experience managing multiple simultaneous projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 5% and to occasionally work weekends or evenings during domestic and international crises that require real-time social media coverage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience creating basic video content and proficiency with Adobe Premiere and/or After Effects


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1- NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Up to $78,000/ year
  • Geo 2-Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $71,000/ year
  • Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $64,000/year

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children every day and in times of crisis transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commitat every opportunityto work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any formin our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities