Social Media Manager

15 Sep, 2021


Social Media Manager

1819 News
Remote (Alabama)

Social Media Manager

1819 News

Job Type: Full-time

To apply: Send your resume to with “Social Media Manager Applicant” in the subject line.

1819 News is looking for an ambitious and energetic social media manager to oversee the organization’s social media presence and email communications.

About 1819 News:

1819 Media is a statewide, state-focused, full-service multimedia company for the State of Alabama (founded in 1819). The launch date for 1819 Media will be October of 2021.

We will provide hard-hitting news from a team of seasoned journalists. We will deliver beat reporting and investigative journalism that exposes the truth and provides Alabamians with the vital information they need to actively participate in their civic duties. 1819 Media will also have a large stable of opinion writers that weigh in on the most important issues facing Alabamians on a daily basis.

In addition, 1819 Media will produce a broad variety of content that celebrates what is good, true, and beautiful about our great state. From podcasts to in-depth feature stories, short videos, sports reporting, outdoor coverage, and a statewide radio network, we will raise the bar for journalism in Alabama.

1819 News is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alabama Policy Institute, which has been one of the strongest voices in the state, promoting and preserving Alabama Values for 33 years. Oversight for 1819 News is provided by a separate not-for-profit board of directors.


• Competency with using Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

• Experience using MailChimp.

• A desire to be a part of a new and exciting team dedicated to honest journalism.

• Desire to work in a fast-paced work environment.

• A clear understanding of how Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, user-generated content, and viral videos are shaping the news cycle on platforms like YouTube.


• Fully operate 1819 News’ social media channels.

• Operate 1819 News’ email lists and create a daily newsletter summarizing 1819 content from the previous day.

• Resolve issues as they arise.

• Analyze performance metrics across properties to quantify results.

• Monitor and optimize performance to meet traffic, engagement, and growth targets.

• Implement best practices, workflows, tools, and templates to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of our social media presence.

Location: Alabama remote or Montgomery (tri-county region) based is preferred.

To Apply: Send us an email ( with your resume and cover letter explaining why you’re suited for the position. Please include links to articles you’ve written or edited.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits & Perks:

• Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama Health/Dental insurance.

• “Take the time you need” approach to time off.

• Monthly catered lunch at the office.

• Company-paid volunteer day.

• Opportunity to focus on truth-telling through reporting.

• Opportunity to build a brand that embraces the state motto, “We Dare to Defend Our Rights.”

Job posted: 2021-09-15