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Social Media Manager


Position:                              Social Media Manager

Employment Status:           Full-Time Salary, exempt

Reports to:                          Reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications

Department:                       Marketing

 

Position Objective

The social media manager is a key and integral part of the HMNS digital team who will work alongside the Director of Marketing & Communications and HMNS Digital Team to raise public awareness through the HMNS and HMNS Satellite location social media channels, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and LinkedIn.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate hard science and history in a fun and captivating way for a general audience
  • Responsible for growing followers and engagement across all channels.
  • Understand the overall “voice” of the museum and convey that voice in writing as the brand storyteller
  • Create clickable, shareable, on-brand social content that engages our followers and encourages virality
  • Generate creative call to actions
  • Communicate social media needs to videographer/photographer and assist in production of multimedia content
  • Research, create, write and manage multiple daily posts for all social media channels
  • Answer and engage with followers in a timely manner
  • Manage the weekly content calendar and drive the weekly content meetings with the digital team
  • Assist other departments with their social media channels
  • Stay up to date on current social and digital media trends
  • Train and prep interviewees for live social videos
  • Ability to adapt and communicate with a broad range of experts and museum staff
  • Proofread a wide array of museum materials, including but not limited to exhibit labels, social media and website copy, according to the Associate Press (AP) Style Guide.
  • Assist in other duties as needed

Required Skills:

  • Proven experience (4+ years) as a social media manager
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated success as a content creator that brings new ideas and storytelling to the table
  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing creative social media campaigns
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively, strategically, and identify and resolve problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Strong customer service instincts when responding to followers on social channels
  • Strong organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • An interest in natural science
  • Knowledge of Associate Press (AP) Style Guide
  • Working knowledge in all social media platforms
  • Ability to collaborate with several teams at once, and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Work effectively in an agile environment
  • Bachelor’s degree

Qualified candidates are asked to submit a digital portfolio along with your resume and cover letter, and be prepared to write a couple of posts from information and photos provided by HMNS if chosen for an interview.

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to Melodie Wade at mwade@hmns.org.  Resumes will be accepted through Thursday, November 29, 2018.

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