Rhode Island AFL-CIO

Rhode Island AFL-CIO

Digital & Research Strategist

Based in Providence, RI


The Rhode Island AFL-CIO is looking for a talented Digital & Research Strategist. We’re looking to add to our team a creative and strategic thinker who will amplify our communications, organizing and political programs.

The Digital & Research Strategist will be responsible for creating and implementing a digital media strategy for the Rhode Island AFL-CIO’s advocacy and electoral campaigns while analyzing the results to continually improve our reach and effectiveness. The position will also research and prepare reports to support the policy initiatives of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing and crafting content for multiple online campaigns simultaneously
  • Researching and producing reports on policy matters related to the mission of the Rhode AFL-CIO for dissemination with affiliated unions, elected officials, and the media.
  • Writing and editing dynamic and effective online mobilization communications and campaigns with e-mail, text messaging, video and other online communication tools.
  • Working closely with other staff and leadership of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO on the identification and execution of email and SMS components to our political, issue, organizing and legislative programs.
  • Integrating online and offline activism.
  • Tracking and analyzing campaign metrics.
  • Researching and recommending emerging digital media technologies and channels.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience designing, executing and tracking successful e-mail and online advocacy programs.
  • Experience using SMS texting tools for communications and/or advocacy.
  • Experience working on social media campaigns and platforms.
  • Strong editorial judgment and writing ability. You should be able to quickly craft compelling copy in an authentic voice that resonates with our audiences.
  • Experience with online organizing and innovative ideas for how to use digital strategies to win campaigns.
  • Creative ideas for mobilizing members and integrating online and offline activism.
  • Experience with Constituent Relationship Management systems (i.e. Action Network, etc.).
  • Expert knowledge of the latest online tools and emerging technologies.
  • Experience on new media legislative or election campaigns.
  • Familiarity with analytics and metric tools.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, Photoshop and PHP a plus.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Some in-state travel may be required.
  • Ability to work long and extended hours when needed.

Compensation and Benefits
Salary starting at $50,000. The Rhode Island AFL-CIO offers a generous benefits package which includes fully paid health insurance for our workers and dependents, plus a retirement plan.

To Apply:
Send a résumé and cover letter to Rhode Island AFL-CIO President George Nee at: info@riaflcio.com, with the subject line reading “Digital & Research Strategist.”

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