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Freelance Social Media Strategist


Sep 29, 2016

Chicago - River North


Agent: Ilana B.

Job #: 108919

Job Description

Vitamin T is working with a well known agency looking for a social media strategist for a 2 month contract on-site downtown. You would be working closely with the Associate Director of Social Media, the Freelance Social Media Strategist is responsible for ongoing community management as well as continuity and execution of social media influence marketing strategy and programs on the behalf of his or her assigned clients.

A large part of this job is being the voice of brand on Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms: Copy writing, editorial calendar planning, assisting consumers with issues and some influencer outreach/engagement. The Freelance Strategist works with the Social Media Coordinator to ensure daily program requirements are being executed and that overall program goals are being met on a daily, weekly and monthly basis (on schedule and on goal). The freelance Strategist also proactively ensures issues, successes and key insights are being escalated and reported in a timely manner throughout a client campaign or program.

The freelance Strategist is also responsible for leading and implementing outreach campaigns that strictly adhere to the WOM ethics and best practices. The freelance Strategist will work with the team to identify relevant and targeted influencers as well as the overall outreach strategy, and he or she will be responsible for outreach, coordination and reporting as it relates to overall client objectives.


1-to-3 years of dedicated social experience at an interactive, advertising, communications/public relations or marketing agency.
Must have previous client experience working on social media marketing programs as well as executing word-of-mouth campaigns (including blogger/influencer outreach programs)
Must have active accounts across key social media sites including, and not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
Passion for social media and community building online, including knowledge of social media platforms as well as tools of the trade
Superior written and verbal communication skills: a “practical minor” in journalism
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
Ability to think, plan and execute resourcefully, across multiple tasks
Knowledge of online tracking and monitoring tools and ability to search and find key content within social media (will be trained on advanced monitoring solutions for the brand)
College degree preferred in liberal arts, journalism or new media
A sense of humor and ability to work in rapid, sometimes high-stress environment
A team player who can be accountable and flexible


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