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DIGITAL ORGANIZER
Background:
/TR is a global network of organizers and activists that aim to challenge and redistribute power in favour of those among us who are currently the most marginalized and impoverished. Our entry point in terms of addressing these challenges is through the lens of global economic inequality, with a focus on the Global South. We work with existing civil society organisations, social movements, and grassroots organisers to create innovative, trans-local campaigns that mobilise people to change policies, practices, beliefs, and frames.

We are not a social movement nor are we a traditional NGO. We act as a partner to existing social movements (i.e. we add value to their existing struggles), but we are also an evolving outcome of our relationship with these movements (i.e. we are growing global community that have an agenda that is broader than any one struggle). The aim is to build a evolving shared community of struggle.

Position:
The Digital Organizer will be largely responsible for coordinating community management (e.g. social media, community forums, mobile and email lists, etc.), rapid response campaigns (e.g. email writing) and membership growth strategy. The candidate must have significant digital organizing experience with a commitment to building an informed, powerful base of members and allies to change politics and culture at a global level.

The Digital Organizer will lead the coordination of digital campaign strategy and tactics, broker partnerships with allies, and implement all aspects of campaigns while working collaboratively in a consensus-based environment.

You'll have the opportunity to campaign for lasting reform on critical global issues like tax havens that extract wealth from poor countries, land grabs that steal citizens’ land from underneath their feet and trade rules that block the majority of the world from accessing the global market. These reforms will partly be achieved by harnessing the power of new technologies to advance social justice organizing and advocacy.

The location of this position is negotiable, but will report into our Director of Technology in Bangalore, India and proximity is preferred.

Responsibilities:

Managing /The Rules Online Community
- Sourcing and producing engaging content to be shared with communities on social media – primarily Facebook and Twitter
- Networking with other groups and individual influencers on social media who share our vision and values
- Growing our communities on Facebook and Twitter
- Interacting with the community to answer questions and build relationships with engaged members, and spotting those who have the time and skills to volunteer for us

Planning and Delivering Campaigns
- Working with the wider team to help develop campaigns at the planning stage, paying particular attention to online messaging and tactics, growing the number of people in our community, and spotting opportunities to build deeper levels of engagement with our community
- Writing content for our action emails sent during campaigns
- Developing and sourcing content for social media and blogs relevant to the campaign
- Assisting in running our online platform and web publishing
- Assisting in managing online marketing and advertising during campaigns

Networking With Partner Organisations
- When running campaigns we often work with partners, the role would required to work with these partners from around the globe on digital communications during campaigns,
- Networking with potential partners, especially in India for when we run campaign in India

Qualifications:
- A critical, political lens, with an understanding of global economic inequality and the capitalist system that creates it; a key lesson in staffing for us has been those who succeed with us live or die for these issues
- Proven imagination and creativity, and the ability to lead global campaigns from concept to execution, working with a multi-disciplinary team of technologists, policy analysts, traditional campaigners and a broad network of advisors and partners
- 2 – 5 years of digital organizing experience in a similar organizing environment and cultivating a committed community of members; although you may come from an online organizing group, you must have a strong critique of the current industry practices and be thinking about ‘what’s next’
- Experience in global organizations is preferred but not mandatory; however, an internationalist world view is necessary
- Intimate understanding of traditional and social media, especially in emerging economies such as India, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, etc.
- Working remotely in an international environment comes naturally to you, as you have the professional drive to work independently and the desire to remain connected to a virtual team.
- You are media savvy and fluent in verbal and written English (and ideally at least one other language).

Salary is based on experience.  /The Rules is an organization with staff members based all over the world; we accept applications from any location. We’re an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds, specifically women, people of color, and international applicants.

Start Date: April 2014

To Apply: Please submit C.V. and two writing samples to james@therules.org by 23rd March