Freelancers Union Jobs

Who we are

Freelancers Union, a national non-profit organization, represents the needs and concerns of today's independent workforce through advocacy, information, and service. We offer health, life, disability, and dental insurance, as well as discounts and other resources, to freelancers, consultants, temps, part-timers, and the self-employed. We're passionate about our mission to improve working life for independent workers – a community representing 30% of the U.S. workforce – and we're the people behind all those insurance ads with the beehive that you see on the subway.

We offer an excellent benefits plan that includes health coverage, dental insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and TransitChecks. Our offices are located in Downtown Brooklyn right by the A, C, F, 4, 5, R, and N subway lines on the Jay Street MetroTech stop.

Our Culture

Beyond our mission, we're also passionate about and proud of the culture and work environment we've created. We believe everyone has an important contribution to make toward achieving our goals, both through collaborative teamwork and independent initiative. The atmosphere here is loose, fun, and friendly.

Current Openings

  • Freelancers Union is an innovative nonprofit representing over 375,000 independent workers across the United States. We support our members with advocacy and education, including the landmark Freelance Isn’t Free law, the first-of-its-kind Freelancers Hub, community-based local SPARK meetups, and the #1 blog for freelancers in the country.

    We’re looking for a Social Media Manager who can drive online and in-person engagement to catalyze community growth at Freelancers Hub, a new training center to provide entrepreneurial skills to creative freelancers in New York City.

    Your responsibilities would include managing Freelancers Hub’s communications calendar, posting engaging social media content, developing campaigns to promote Hub events and grow Hub channels, copywriting, and reporting on growth and engagement metrics. You will also be assisting the Program Director with events production.

    You should be well-organized, extremely detail-oriented, and have a strong understanding of the NYC creative community and a knack for producing highly engaging content.

    Scope of Responsibilities

    • Manage a rigorous calendar of communications in order to drive event attendance and build social channels from the ground up
    • Draft all communications and marketing for the program: web and email copy, social media, and blog posts, and produce flyers, brochures, and other print materials
    • Generate and implement social campaigns and other content strategies to build engagement in the program to meet strategic growth targets
    • Support the Program Director in supervising community/coworking space, building positive relationships with the freelancer community, identifying community leaders, and leveraging member insights to identify new content areas and strategies to improve member resources
    • Analyze program and outreach metrics, reporting weekly to provide insights and measure results against strategic goals


    Requirements

    • 3+ years experience in communications, social media, and community building
    • Experience and prior knowledge of data analytics and social media metrics for growth and benchmark setting
    • Passionate about working with creatives and building connections with our community
    • Well-organized and detail-oriented, with strong copyediting and project management skills
    • Creative thinker and writer, with a punchy and engaging tone and an affinity for the NYC creative community
    • Warm and engaging interpersonal skills; able to effectively lead meetings and represent Freelancers Union’s brand
    • Bilingualism strongly desired

     

    To Apply:

    This is a full-time position offering competitive pay and a generous benefits package, including health and a 401(k) plan. The position is funded by a grant from the City of New York. To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and relevant social media links to resume@freelancersunion.org.
     

    Freelancers Union is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual based on any non-merit factor, and is committed to an equitable workplace where everyone is treated as a respected and valued member of the team. In fact, Freelancers Union actively seeks to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation. Freelancers Union is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of women, young people, people of color, Native people, immigrant and refugees, low-income people, LGBQ+, and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people, people with disabilities, young parents, people who were formerly imprisoned, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. We encourage people from these communities to apply.

     

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