We’re Hiring: Social Media Specialist

Hey there, job seeker.

We’re a DC-area event management and production agency looking for a part-time social media specialist to handle our social content, accounts and strategy, as well as keep up with SEO, paid ads and general updates to our website. We also have an active development lab where we are exploring various formats (virtual, hybrid, etc), new-style associations, various R&D builds and the like. Initial focus will be developing our overall social communication strategy, and then actually being able to execute it. It’ll be up to you to develop the strategy across all social platforms, discover, choose and write up the best posts, seek out event-related content and manage ads in any given week and across a range of categories, plus curate and edit a selection of blog content.

Who we’re looking for

You like variety, but you’re not a flake.  The thought of doing the same thing every day makes you shudder a little. Except like, showing up for work. You do that with astonishing regularity.  You’re snarky, yet personable.  We’re not looking to make yet another event management post about COVID. We want our content to have a little bite to it, but that bite should be tempered with a strong streak of positivity.

You’re reasonably social

We like a misanthropic shut-in as much as the next company, but this role will require you to be the voice of dB and talk to a bunch of people and stay connected to the large event scene, so it’s probably best if you enjoy that sort of thing.

You get shit done on your own steam

Yes, you’ll have a boss, but on a day-to-day basis, you’ll be reporting primarily to yourself, so you gotta be self-motivated. Look, you know if you’re a self-motivated person. You know, because no one’s ever made wistful comments about your potential.  You know because everyone seems to walk slower than you do.

You’re bothered by unnecessary complexity

You have plenty of empathy for busy people and know how to present information clearly and succinctly in grab-and-go format.

You’ve made your stamp on the social interwebs

We’re not looking for an influencer. But you should have a curated personal social space, and demonstrated knowledge of social, paid and SEO.

Oh yeah, and you write

You write well and you write fast and you write in a tone that’s both conversational and approachable. Not just sometimes-I’m-funny-when-I-tweet write. Not I’ve-been-working-on-a-novel-for-a-decade write. You’re compelled to write, a lot, by some power beyond yourself. You probably had a blog at one point. Actually, you probably have a blog right now. And if the fates saw fit to take away your laptop, you would get out a pen and paper and you would analog-blog. You just thought the word “ana-blog.”

What we offer

Lots of freedom and flexibility, reasonable pay, and a boss that’s on your team.

What we need from you

Please send two examples of corporate or brand social sites that have been curated by you. Also shoot over your curated personal accounts as well as any writing samples, by-lined published writing, articles, blogs or the like that fit the bill above. Selected individuals may be asked to complete a mock or freelance-based assignment as part of the interview process. The results will factor into the final decision. Successful candidates will provide the hours and days you can work (during regular business times) and WHY a part-time role is a fit.

In? Talk to us.

David Sonntag
david@decibelmanagement.com

Fine Print

Location: DC, LA, NYC, RDU, or Virtual
Compensation: Based on 1-3 years of experience
Hours/Duration: Must be available during regular business hours targeting 20 hours a week.

What: Own the social media program. Represent the voice of dB in social content. Build social media strategies. Work with our in-house design to produce standout creative social assets. Lead the paid effort. Report on and improve qualitative and quantitative results.

How to be a top candidate for this job: Minimum one-year hands-on experience in Social Media Management. 2-4 years of experience in a social media role, with an agency or in-house experience (event or agency brand experience preferred). A passion for social media, branding, and building online communities. Writing and grammar skills; ability to develop interesting social media posts and campaigns for a boutique event management company.  Exceptional attention to details.  Degree in marketing, journalism, PR, advertising or a related field, or equivalent work experience.