Program Assistant for Digital Media

Position: Program Assistant for Digital Media

Location: Young America’s Foundation’s National Headquarters / Reston, Virginia

Opening: Immediate

Mission: Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.

Reports To: Vice President of Student Programs

Job Summary: Young America’s Foundation has an immediate opening for a program assistant for digital media to help engage and cultivate the Foundation’s audience across multiple platforms. The program assistant will use a data-driven approach to build Young America’s Foundation’s digital following and effectively communicate our message.

The ideal candidate will work closely with the vice president, spokeswoman, program officer for digital media, and the program team to manage and produce content across multiple platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitch, among others. The program assistant will help proactively create content that appeals to the Foundation’s audience based on algorithmic data.

The program assistant will also work with the rest of the YAF team to showcase the impact of the Foundation’s student programs and other events and initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Foundation team to develop strategies to build the Foundation’s following across all platforms.
  • Use analytical data to craft effective messaging.
  • Work with the YAF team to publish timely, rapid response content when related to the Foundation’s mission.
  • Design posts for publication across all platforms.
  • Stay informed of current digital trends in the Conservative Movement and the greater business community
  • Assist with in-person Foundation programs, both at schools and at conferences, meeting with students and cultivating contacts

The candidate will have a strong interest in promoting conservative ideas to young people. The ideal person will have previous involvement in Young America’s Foundation programs and/or experience in building an online following.

Other qualifications: team-player, ability to manage multiple projects, ability to take direction but also work independently. Applicant must have excellent oral, written, organizational, and copyediting skills. A car is strongly recommended.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a field related to journalism, political science, communications, marketing, and public relations.
  • Interest in developing conservative content directed towards young people.
  • Experience with the Adobe creative suite and video editing
  • Preferably, the ideal candidate will know how to leverage analytic tools to maximize value and growth, including familiarity with Sprout Social, CrowdTangle, NewsWhip Spike, SocialFlow, Chartbeat, and others.
  • Experience in designing graphics for social media
  • Knowledge of WordPress and digital marketing platforms to manage an online publishing workflow
  • Previous experience in creating rapid-response content

This is an in-office position based at YAF’s national headquarters in Reston, Virginia. This is not a remote position.

This job description is representative of the expectations of the position described. Additional duties, reporting relationships, and/or position criteria may be assigned. YAF reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.

Salary will be based on experience and previous salary history.

E-mail cover letter, resume outlining the requirements, samples of previous work, professional references, and salary history to:

Patrick Coyle, Vice President
Young America’s Foundation

*Incomplete applications (i.e., those suggesting references upon request) will not be considered.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only complete and direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.


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