Social Media Manager


Freelance / Part Time



About SPUN

The Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN) was founded in 2021 with a mission to map, protect, and harness the planet’s critical fungal networks. We are building the most comprehensive atlas of Earth’s mycorrhizal biodiversity, scaling and accelerating the speed of science around mycorrhizal fungi.

SPUN conducts scientific research to understand the diversity and functions of mycorrhizal fungi — the microscopic, network-forming, underground fungi that form symbiotic relationships with plant roots. Our team of scientists and advisors includes the world's leading mycorrhizal fungi experts. We use our findings to educate individuals, companies, landowners, and governments on the importance of protecting and managing underground ecosystems. In collaboration with researchers and local communities, we are accelerating efforts to protect the underground ecosystems that have been largely absent from conservation and climate agendas, and exploring the impacts of mycorrhizal fungi in global restoration projects.

About the Role

This freelance position will support SPUN’s communications team. They will manage our social media accounts and draft unique posts weekly, outline a content plan for social, and employ strategies to increase followership and engagement. Occasionally they may be asked to assist with copywriting or provide production support.

About You

  • You’ve spent 3+ years as a content creator and social media manager
  • You’re a freelancer who is open to dedicating up to 20 hours a week to SPUN
  • You are passionate about social media and its potential to help prompt progressive environmental movements
  • You have an in depth understanding of algorithm optimization and paid social strategy
  • You have experience working with a global team
  • You possess excellent writing skills
  • You are fluent in English

Bonus Points

  • Ability to design simple graphics for social media
  • You have some experience editing video
  • Working written and spoken knowledge of Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, or other major multi-national language
  • You have experience copywriting
  • You have a strong interest in or knowledge of environmental science, biodiversity, fungi, and/or climate
  • You are comfortable reading and synthesizing scientific papers

To apply:

Please click to access our application form, where you will be asked to upload a cover letter, CV and upload/link to a portfolio.

We encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

At SPUN, we embrace diversity as a fundamental pillar of our mission to protect underground ecosystems. Our commitment to decolonizing science is dependent on the diversity of knowledge and experience on our team and among our partners across the globe. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or background, feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We highly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented or repressed groups, including but not limited to women, LGBTQIA, individuals from the Global South, and individuals with Indigenous heritage, to apply to join our team at SPUN.

To learn more about our company and culture, please visit our website

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