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Senior Creative Manager

Run for Something

Run for Something

Marketing & Communications
Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2023
About Run for Something
Run for Something recruits and supports young progressives running for down-ballot offices in the United States. Since launching in 2017, we’ve recruited 126,000+ young people who want to run, and we’ve endorsed over 2,300 candidates across all 50 states + DC. We’ve elected 793 candidates across 49 states – 57% are women, 57% are BIPOC, and 21% are LGBTQIA+. and all are age 40 or younger. Our alumni have meaningfully and intentionally made life better for millions of Americans across the country. We are a high-reaching, hungry team changing the face of politics in America. Learn more about our work in this clip.
The Run for Something network includes Run for Something (a 527 non-federal PAC), Run for Something Action Fund (a 501c4), and Run for Something Civics (a newly launched, non-partisan 501c3).
We have ambitious plans for 2023 and beyond. Read about them in our Strategic Plan here.
We highly encourage all job applicants to visit our Careers page to learn about our work environment, values, compensation and benefits policies, interview process, and more.
Position Summary
Position Name: Senior Creative Manager
Reporting Structure: This role reports to the Digital Communications Director
Location: Remote (U.S.)
Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Essential Duties:
The primary responsibilities of this role include driving the creation of Run for Something’s multimedia and branded assets, including video, graphics, print, and audio, as well as templates for organizational use. This individual also serves as a defender of the Run for Something visual brand and style.
Position Summary:
Run for Something is currently hiring for a Senior Creative Manager to join the Communications department. This role will report to the Director of Digital Communications. This is a new position, with the opportunity to make an impact on our mission by leading our multimedia production efforts to raise awareness of RFS’s work, recruit diverse young progressives to run for office, share stories, and educate the public about the impact of local offices. This position is responsible for creating Run for Something’s multimedia and branded assets (including video, graphics, and audio) for websites, social media, events, partnerships, and other public-facing endeavors. This position is also the champion of the visual branding and style of Run for Something and its affiliated initiatives, and will assert the brand/style book of RFS, establish and update branded templates as needed for the organization, train others to use the brand effectively, and drive consistency in branding style throughout the organization.
The Senior Creative Manager will help RFS accomplish our strategic imperatives via:
Creative and Media Production (65% of time)
- Driving multimedia (“creative”) Communications projects and providing support and guidance on organizational projects that have branded and/or media components, including video, audio, print, and graphic assets
- Creating video, audio, and graphic assets for RFS events, public-facing channels such as websites and social media, and programs, in keeping with departmental and organizational goals and strategies
- Collaborating with team members, other departments, and external partners as needed to identify creative asset needs and ensure creative projects are completed effectively and efficiently
- Develop and lead multimedia projects that highlight the RFS mission and advance departmental goals and strategies
Brand Management (20% of time)
- Asserting multiple RFS visual brands and styles across the organization;
- Creating templates, guidelines, brand books, and assets for organizational use;
- Ensuring creative projects are aligned with defined style guides and updating those guides as needed
Departmental and Administrative Tasks (15% of time)
- Determining and documenting processes for creative projects, including production calendars and brand books
- Managing vendors and vendor relationships
- Reporting metrics and outcomes; recommending new actions and opportunities based on needs and goals
- Supporting Communications departmental tasks as needed
Key Goals
-Create a pipeline of informative and inspiring multimedia stories from diverse, young, progressive voices (including candidates, staff, and partners) to further RFS’s mission to recruit young, diverse progressives to run for office and educate the public about the importance of state and local elected office
-Update and maintain a library of RFS branded templates and assets for organizational use
-Pitch and execute a creative strategy with the goal of expanding RFS awareness in young, historically marginalized communities
-Expand media content and reach on YouTube, social media channels, and websites in collaboration with the Director of Digital Communications, the Digital Engagement Associate, and other colleagues
- At least 4 years of experience managing and/or leading video, graphics, print, and audio production projects, including developing scripts, designing/editing content, managing vendors, and tracking project plans
- Strong history of driving media and asset production for mission-driven organizations, with an emphasis on self-sufficiency
- Strong experience asserting an organizational brand and related assets, and training others in the brand style and guidelines
- Strong understanding of the full digital landscape and how to adjust goals and build strategies to suit a medium’s needs
- Strong writing and editorial skills
- Very strong project management and cross-collaboration skills across an organization’s departments as well as with external partners
- Champion of people-centered and ethical storytelling
- Demonstrated ability to work in and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
- Ability to demonstrate Run for Something’s organizational values: Bold & Fearless; Open & Honest; Supportive & Respectful; Progressive & Diverse; Long-term & Strategic.
- Ability to work independently for extended periods of time in a remote environment
-Strong commitment to the Run for Something mission
Plus Qualifications
- Ability to think creatively, identify barriers and roadblocks, and propose solutions and recommendations
- Strong engagement with and enjoyment of digital culture and trendsUnderstanding of accessibility best practices for multimedia and in the digital space
- Ability to decide when to pivot and adjust timelines and deliverables based on needs and goals, including in response to breaking news
- Experience creating media that addresses complex and sensitive topics
- Experience creating media and assets for virtual and in-person events
Run for Something is committed to building teams that reflect the diversity of our candidates, and to building equitable and inclusive environments that fully leverage the skills, potential, and unique perspectives of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from members of marginalized communities who have been disproportionately affected by lack of representation in elected office, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, and the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. Learn more about our commitment here.
In order to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, all Run for Something employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. Run for Something will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Work Environment
Run for Something is (and always has been and will be) a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues who are based across the United States. You should be prepared to either work from home or a location of your choosing.
This position will require attendance at approximately 2 all-staff or team events per year, which may include overnight travel. Run for Something’s reasonable accommodations policy applies to employees who are unable to travel or participate in gatherings.
As Run for Something grows, your role responsibilities may evolve to ensure it's always aligned to organizational priorities and continuously contributing to our mission of recruiting and supporting young progressives running for down-ballot offices.
This position requires the ability to work core hours, Monday through Thursday. This position will require some nights and weekends work.
Learn more about what it’s like to work at Run for Something at our Careers page.
Essential Physical Requirements
- As this is a remote position, the person in this position must be able to communicate with colleagues, partners, and donors via phone, including conference and video calls, as well as written communication such as Slack and email.
- This position requires the ability to work on a computer for all or part of the work day.
- This position requires the ability to attend events which may encompass all or part of the work day.
- Travel may involve transportation via airplane, car travel, or trains.
- This position serves as an event representative for Run for Something, and requires the ability to lift 25 pounds, to transport supplies from location to location, and to support load in/load when on-site for events
Compensation & Benefits
Salary for this position is set at $108,500. In order to counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current employees. Run for Something salary bands for a given staff level are benchmarked to the 75th percentile for our sector, and all new employees are paid at the entry point of those bands. Employees then have the opportunity to progress through current salary bands through annual cost of living increases and performance-based pay increases, and into new salary bands through promotions.
Learn more about our compensation policy here.
Benefits at Run for Something include:
- Four Day Work Week (learn more here)
- Unlimited Paid Time Off policy
- Platinum Medical Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees; 50% of premium covered for dependents)
- Dental and Vision Insurance (99.9% of premium covered for both employees and dependents)
- Professional Development Stipend
- Treat Yourself Stipend ($500 a year to do something that brings you joy)
- Equipment Stipend
- 401k
- Work from Home Stipend
- Cell Phone/Internet Stipend
- 12 weeks paid family leave
- Paid Sabbatical (after 3 years of service to RFS)
~ Four weeks in organization-wide holiday closures, including a two-week winter break
- Flexible, remote work environment
Work Authorization
Given campaign finance restrictions, candidates for this position must possess valid work authorizations, and cannot be foreign nationals. This means that we are legally prohibited from hiring anyone for this position who is not a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder).
To Apply
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with priority review given to earlier applications.
Learn more about our interview process here.
No phone calls, emails, or social media inquiries, please.
Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. We know that applying to jobs is difficult, and we do our best to alert every applicant as to their status in the process. However, be aware that you may not receive a response from us until after the application deadline has passed. If you need accessibility or disability accommodations in any step of the application or interview process, please contact hiring@runforsomething.net, with the job title + “accommodation request” in the subject line.