Social Strategist

Chicago, Illinois, United States Full-time

Who We Are:

We are Epic Signal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mekanism. We solve real business problems using a strategic blend of social media, influencer marketing, and content. We do it for brands your Mom’s heard of—Amazon, Ben & Jerrys, Alaska Airlines, MillerCoors, and a few others.

The Role:

The Social Strategist is a motivated self-starter who actively monitors and engages with online communities on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube in coordination with our community managers on behalf of our clients.

You will work collaboratively with our community managers, copywriters and clients to deliver best-in-class social content, meet social goals and provide reporting on feedback based on the needs of the digital communities you service.

You must be a team player who has a passion for storytelling on every platform. You’re passionate about social media and actively participate in them yourself. You understand the value of communicating with digital communities and are comfortable with working on both institutional and emerging platforms.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Own and drive client relationships

 

    • Be day to day contact for clients
    • Responsible for status reports, briefings, and driving client calls and presentations
    • Must be able to cultivate and manage client relationships
    • Showcase excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to be a visual storyteller; build decks that flow and tell a clear concise story
  • Collaborate with internal teams

 

    • Brief internal creative teams to ensure timely/great work
    • Keep account team abreast of timelines and deadlines
    • Assist team members with brainstorming and strategy meetings
    • Exhibit effective project and time management skills
  • Oversee holistic social media strategy

 

    • Develop, execute and maintain social media strategy
    • Publish and monitor brand content for all owned social platforms, including but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
    • Engage with brand communities on those platforms on behalf of clients
    • Research content ideas using monitoring tools such as Crimson Hexagon
    • Be familiar with social monitoring tools such as Spredfast
    • Identify digital influencers and online media targets, and establish key relationships that convert into meaningful coverage for brands
    • Foster and retain relationships with networks of influencers to distribute content across channels
    • Responsible for overseeing reporting & refining content strategy
    • Stay on top of user behavior and relevant trends using online monitoring tools
    • Keep up with platform updates and new social media tools
    • Act as client’s day-to-day point of contact and strategic counsel

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have 3-4+ years of experience
  • A strong grasp of all major social media platforms
  • Experience with community management and social listening tools
  • Brand, media, and social analytics skills
  • Strong strategic writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to be a visual storyteller; build decks that flow and tell a clear concise story
  • Multitask; work on several clients with varied needs all at once
  • A proactive and detail-oriented client service mentality
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications, Google Docs specifically PowerPoint, Google Slides, Excel and Google Sheets

 

Apply for this opening at http://mekanism.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fbdg?apply=true