Skip to content

Digital Communications Strategist / Senior Digital Communications Strategist

Washington, DC, with the possibility of remote work


The FrameWorks Institute is an action-oriented think tank for progressive movements.

We conduct cutting-edge social science research to understand how to change the way people think, feel, and act on social issues and partner with organizations who can use this research to build power around progressive solutions.

We believe framing is critical to changing culture and systems. We’re a team of multidisciplinary researchers and real-world change-makers who design and test framing strategies and help organizations use them to create social change.

We are looking for a creative Digital Communications Strategist or Senior Digital Communications Strategist (depending on experience) to work collaboratively to distill and amplify FrameWorks’ tools, resources, and insights through the development of high-quality content and strategic promotion among target audiences through social media and other channels.

It is an exciting time to join FrameWorks. And we want you to be a part of it.

About the position:

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator and content producer with experience in social media strategy and management; a strategic thinker and innovator; intellectually curious, adaptable, and insightful; knowledgeable about contemporary social movements and policy issues; and committed to principles of inclusion and equity.

This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C, with the possibility of remote work. Currently, staff are strongly encouraged to work in our DC office at least two days per month. There is an expectation that remote staff will travel to the DC office at least quarterly, at FrameWorks’ expense, for key team meetings. Some other travel may be required for this position.

Key responsibilities

Social Media Strategy and Management: 50%

  • Co-develop and implement long-term social media strategy, including objectives and benchmarks.
  • Manage day-to-day social media presence on various channels.
  • Grow our audience base/reach on key platforms, particularly among desired audience groups.
  • Build strategic communications partnerships via joint social activations, amplification of partner materials, etc.

Content Production: 20%

  • Produce digital content as needed (e.g., social media graphics, videos, visual representation of FrameWorks’ ideas, etc.).
  • Produce videos, visuals, and/or other visualizations of key concepts and ideas.

External Communications: 10%

  • Assist in rapid-response efforts.
  • Amplify FrameWorks’ research and content via various online platforms, relevant listservs, etc.
  • Help oversee FrameWorks’ editorial calendar and email marketing strategy.
  • Host online events held on social platforms (e.g., Instagram Live, YouTube live) and collaborate on other virtual events (webinars, virtual roundtables, etc.).

Analytics: 10%

  • Monitor and analyze digital communications and marketing metrics (primarily email and social media) to increase audience engagement and improve organizational practices.

Internal Communications: 10%

  • Collaborate on FrameWorks’ quarterly and annual impact reports.
  • Support FrameWorks staff in event scheduling, registration, and recording.

Skills needed

  • Commitment to FrameWorks’ mission, including commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to accurately translate complex concepts and research findings into digestible takeaways for audiences.
  • Strong design and visual production skills, including videos/reels and social graphics.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, partner-oriented setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated in interactions with staff, vendors, partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate principles of equity, justice, and inclusion into daily work.

Experience required

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • For Digital Communications Strategist: Four years of combined education and/or professional experience in communications and/or social media strategy, with two years of relevant professional experience or education above the undergraduate level. For Senior Digital Communications Strategist: Six years of combined education and/or professional experience with four years of relevant professional experience or education above the undergraduate level.
  • Experience working on social media in research and/or think tank environments preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to use communications and digital media software and applications (e.g., social media platforms, Canva, Buffer, Adobe, CRMs, etc.).
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced organization and adapt to dynamic needs and priorities.

Salary: Starting salary of $65,000, depending on experience, for Digital Strategist

Starting salary of $80,000, depending on experience, for Senior Digital Strategist

Key benefits include 4 weeks paid vacation leave per year; 21 days of holiday leave (including the week between Christmas and New Year’s and 4 days of holiday during summer months); paid sick leave and personal leave; 403(b) retirement plan; 100% employer-paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision); life and disability insurance; flexible spending plan; cell phone and internet reimbursements, and professional development funding.

This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining and a potential future Collective Bargaining Agreement.

To apply

Please submit the following materials to, using the subject header line Digital Communications Strategist / Senior Digital Communications Strategist 2024:

  • Resume or CV with relevant employment history and educational background
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position, its relevance to your career goals and past experience, and where and how equity and social justice fit into your professional and/or academic experiences

Review of all applications will begin immediately and continue until the search process concludes. Please check FrameWorks’ website ( to ensure that the position is still available before applying. No solicitations, please.

FrameWorks Institute is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Interested individuals who are BIPOC, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.

About FrameWorks

The FrameWorks Institute is a nonprofit think tank that helps mission-driven organizations communicate in ways that build public will to support progressive change.

It applies rigorous social science methods to study how people understand social issues and develops evidence-based techniques for explaining those issues more effectively. Since 1999, it has conducted pioneering research on effectively communicating a wide variety of scientific and social issues, such as early childhood development, climate change and immigration.

In 2015, it was named one of nine organizations worldwide to receive the MacArthur Foundation’s Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Learn more at