The Internet Archive is seeking a Digital Engagement Specialist to assist the philanthropy team in sharpening our communications strategy, creating content, and improving the donor experience. Come join a one-of-a-kind organization and help us connect with patrons around the world!

We are a world-class nonprofit digital library headquartered in San Francisco. Our mission is to provide universal access to all knowledge: the books, Web pages, audio recordings, videos, software, and other artifacts that make up our shared culture. While we are best known for the Wayback Machine (an archive of over 735 billion web pages dating back to 1996), we also digitize thousands of books and other materials each day, and partner with over 1,100 libraries, archives, museums, universities, and nonprofits. Together our small but passionate team has built into one of the world’s top 300 websites.

The philanthropy team at the Internet Archive is responsible for connecting the Internet Archive with the generous supporters who help us succeed. With over 100,000 donors contributing to us each year, we work hard to make sure that we build strong relationships with our community. As our Digital Engagement Specialist, you’ll help us draft a wide variety of materials, optimize the donor experience, and develop long-term communications strategies. You’ll be able to explore the huge range of projects and programs we work on and find ways to share that work with our contributors.


  • Draft a wide range of written philanthropic communications, including emails, blog posts, display advertising, reports, and social media content

  • Create content for a variety of audiences—from major philanthropists to small-sum donors, book lovers to software engineers, nostalgists to futurists and everyone in between

  • Customize and orient content for specific donor segments, platforms, and groups

  • Proofread and copy edit other people’s writing; review not only content but also spelling, grammar, formatting, and display on several different platforms and channels

  • Develop long-term communication strategies to help us achieve our fundraising goals: maintain a content calendar, brainstorm story ideas, and plan out short campaigns

  • Implement A/B tests, analyze email performance, and adjust content strategy accordingly

  • Evaluate and optimize overall donor experience–determine the right cadence for communication, provide our supporters what they’re looking for, and find ways that we can make our donors’ lives easier


  • Excellent writing ability

  • Strong research skills and a willingness to seek out interesting, engaging content

  • Great attention to detail

  • A data-driven mindset–willingness to revise when new information arises, keep an open mind about the best approach, and go where the analysis leads us

  • Experience with A/B and multivariate testing is a huge plus

  • HTML experience is a plus

  • 3 - 5 years experience in communications, public relations, fundraising, or a related industry

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Job Details:

This is a remote-first position on a remote-first team, although occasional travel to San Francisco will be required. The role reports to the Digital Marketing Manager and Director of Philanthropy.

Benefits & Perks:

The Internet Archive provides a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, paid holidays, and medical benefits. Depending on where you live, we also provide these additional benefits— dental, vision, health savings accounts, flex spending accounts, commuter benefits, short term disability, long term disability and retirement programs.

At the Internet Archive, we believe we do our best work when our employees bring together diverse ideas. Members of all groups who are under-represented in the tech industry and library world are strongly encouraged to apply. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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