Job Status:

Full-time Non-Exempt


$45,000 - $49,000

Reports to:

Communications Manager

Job Location:

Los Angeles, CA (Currently Remote)


until filled - Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Job Summary:

We’re looking for an emerging storyteller who can help develop quality content for diverse audiences, provide support across the organization to promote IDA programs, implement digital advertisements that generate revenue to support our mission, and engage the wider documentary community across multiple channels and platforms. The Digital Communications Coordinator broadly supports a busy multifaceted Communications team, reporting to the Communications Manager and working closely with the Associate Director of Communications, Design and Digital Projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft emails, including the weekly digest, event invitations, newsletters, and sponsored advertisements

  • Create winning social media content, engage with the audience and respond to inquiries and comments

  • Support IDA programs and events on social media through live-tweeting and Facebook Live 

  • Track and prepare monthly social media and email metrics reports

  • Propose and write stories that lift the visibility of the organization’s activities

  • Provide general website administration support including updating content and publishing editorial articles

  • Monitor and identify opportunities to participate in relevant social discussions within the documentary community

  • Intake and organize asset deliverables for public events and program promotion, driving timelines as needed and ensuring completion and adherence to guidelines

  • Assist in developing copy for program and event marketing

  • Coordinate and activate cross-promotions

  • Maintain and organize photo and video library

  • Ensure email contact lists are up-to-date following each event

  • Support the development and implementation of programmatic strategic communication initiatives to both internal and external audiences

  • Assist in identifying, developing and implementing communications strategies to nurture and grow IDA’s documentary community

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues across the organization to provide communications support for all of IDA’s Artist and Industry Programming

  • Assist with updates, analysis and optimization of IDA digital communications platforms

  • Participate in social campaigns and content strategy brainstorms

  • Research ongoing updates to social media platforms and emerging technology trends

  • Provide general administrative and tactical support for the communications department as needed by creating and updating meeting agendas, taking and organizing notes at department meetings and maintaining calendars, databases and team drives

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new platforms, tools, tech and processes

  • Keen eye for design, visual details and accuracy

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Reliable self-starter who takes initiative, sets and responds to priorities, meets goals, drives work forward and sees projects through to completion

  • Clear and proactive communicator and creative problem solver who can manage up and across as needed

  • Enjoys working with diverse multi-functional teams

  • Professional, helpful and diplomatic demeanor

  • Commitment to personal and professional development, including a willingness to accept and act on feedback

Qualification and Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in writing, film, communications, marketing, or other related majors, or comparable work experience in a relevant field

  • Minimum 2 years of full-time experience in communications in a professional environment, ideally with a nonprofit arts or media organization

  • A compelling and effective storyteller with strong demonstrated writing skills, including proven ability to draft event, social media, and blog posts to various audiences in a deadline-driven environment; SEO knowledge a plus

  • Demonstrated interest in film and/or nonprofit work and a passion for documentary film 

  • Tech-savvy with strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite, Google Apps, HTML and CSS

  • Proven experience with digital platforms: email marketing (e.g. Constant Contact or MailChimp), social media (e.g. Facebook Business Suite, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube), CMS (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, Joomla), events management (e.g. Eventbrite or Splash), CRM (e.g. DonorPerfect, Neon, Salsa) 

  • Proficient with consumer design platforms (e.g. Canva); knowledge of professional design software (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) a plus

Compensation and Benefits:

The pay range for this role is $45,000 - $49,000 annually.

Benefits include 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid parental and family leave, and access to contribute to pre-tax commuter benefits, flexible spending accounts and a 401k retirement savings plan. 

Generous paid time off, including sick days, 15 vacation days in the first year of employment, 14 paid holidays and a paid week off when our office closes from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. We offer a friendly, casual work environment, and flexible schedule and work-from-home opportunities.

This position will work from our beautiful new office in Los Angeles (when it’s safe to return).

How to apply:

Rolling deadline, please fill out this form, upload your cover letter, resume, and 3-5 writing samples of previous work (press releases, blog posts, social media campaigns, fundraising campaigns, advocacy appeals, marketing materials). Application without supplemental work will not be reviewed. References will be required. Except for accommodations requests, no phone calls or emails, please.

To request accommodations for completing this employment application please contact or call 213-332-1660 x209.