Are you a creative individual with a passion for social media and experience in digital content creation and copywriting? This opportunity might be right for you. What Design Can Do is looking for a talented Social Media Manager to join our team in Amsterdam, starting in April 2019.  Our ideal candidate is available for at least 32 hours / week.

Your work at WDCD

In collaboration with the Communications Team, you would be responsible for:

  • developing an engaging, and on-brand social media strategy around the programmes of WDCD;
  • planning, managing and monitoring of our editorial calendar;
  • planning, managing and monitoring of online advertising campaigns;
  • copywriting and content creation for all online communication channels;
  • moderation and growth of the WDCD online community;
  • keeping up to date with the latest trends in the fields of social media, content marketing and creative industries.

You are

  • a Social Media Manager with a HBO-level degree (or international equivalent) and with relevant experience;
  • familiar with social tools such as Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • familiar with design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • in possession of excellent communications skills, both written and spoken;
  • fluent English, both written and spoken. Proficiency in Dutch, Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus!
  • digitally savvy;
  • able to work autonomously, but you enjoy working in a team;
  • Willing to work at least 4 days / 32 hours a week

We offer

An interesting position in a creative social impact organization with an international scope and network. You will be working in a small and dedicated team of creative professionals based in the centre of Amsterdam. The working atmosphere is friendly, team-oriented and encourages individual input and development.You will be part of our Communications Team and as such, responsible for the development and execution of the WDCD communication programme. Salary and benefits in accordance with the standards in the creative and cultural industry. The ideal starting date is 1st April, 2019 but this is negotiable.

Send your CV and motivation to Daphne Schmidt (

About us

What Design Can Do (WDCD) was initiated in 2011 as a platform to showcase design as a catalyst of change and as a way of addressing the societal questions of our time. The story is told through our annual conference in Amsterdam, additional conferences in other parts of the world, the worldwide What Design Can Do Challenge, as well as our own print publications, website, blog and social media.

So far, WDCD has hosted eight successful international design conferences in Amsterdam, and two in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2018/19 WDCD will be hosting its first event in Mexico City, while running two worldwide challenges: one on Clean Energy in metropolitan areas, in close collaboration with the Ikea Foundation, and one on the sexual abuse of children, in close collaboration with the Dutch Public Prosecution Service.

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