Social Media Administrative Assistant | Flexible (Telecommute), Other

Background is a remote non-profit organization with a mission to improve public health by providing the latest in evidence-based nutrition and health research in an accessible format, to enable the public to make informed dietary choices. releases new videos and blogs weekly and shares other educational content daily -- all free and available for public access. The founder, Dr. Michael Greger, is an internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues and also a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the New York Times Bestselling author of books such as How Not to Die and How Not to Diet. The rest of our small team is made up of passionate lifestyle medicine advocates that values outside the box thinking and testing new approaches to reaching more and more people with lifesaving nutrition information.

Job Summary is seeking a full-time staff member to assist in our social media department, working closely with the Director of Nutrition and Social Media Strategy. Social media is one of our most important avenues for reaching our supporters, growing our audience, and achieving our mission. This position offers a variety of responsibilities, remote work, and the opportunity to join a small, dedicated team. Note that this position is currently more administrative than creative. No previous social media management is necessary. 

The ideal Social Media Administrative Assistant is able to organize multiple projects and platforms simultaneously, has the capacity to learn and excel at using new software and tools, is detail-oriented, and enjoys working on a remote team with strong communication skills and an interest in collaborating with others.

Reports To

Director of Nutrition and Social Media Strategy


  • Managing and organizing the social media content calendar
  • Scheduling content using both social media scheduling systems and the administrative functions of the platforms themselves
  • Creating a variety of templated graphics for promotion of our videos, blogs, quotes, recipes, and more
  • Being available for live Q&As and webinars
  • Gathering and organizing quotes and other content items
  • Manage our Pinterest account
  • Manage the recipe pages on
  • Other tasks as needed or as added as the position grows


Please apply if you: 

  • Have meticulous attention to detail and are highly organized 
  • Attentively dot your i’s and cross your t’s 
  • Enjoy learning new online platforms and software
  • Can meet fast-moving and short deadlines
  • Have the ability to prioritize and organize projects
  • Have strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Are excited by’s mission

Helpful, but not required:

  • Experience with the following (or similar) platforms: Buffer, Creator Studio, Asana, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Adept at using social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest
  • Fluent in Spanish or Mandarin


$35,000 - $42,000 along with our employee benefits: offers medical, dental, and vision insurance. We also offer unlimited PTO and the option to participate in our 403(b) with matching contributions up to 5%.

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