A client of mine is looking for a writer who can utilize several voices in responding to fans and customers over social media. This is a permanent position on site.
You'll have a total of 14 profiles to respond to on Facebook and Twitter, and the occasional blogpost. You'll be meeting with and learning about the company, the profiles, and will need to be good at working with senior executives.
It's not an executive assistant role. It's a writing role, but you're managing the profiles and pushing the buttons. Occasionally you travel (1-2 times a quarter). Mostly, you're maintaining social profiles to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.
Writing samples. Short form. Lots of them - which is an online account. This is a serious job, so it's posting 3 tweets a day. It's writing. A lot. For multiple profiles. You have to have written for at least one person before professionally.
Don't have a big social media presence. This kind of writing burns you out. You can't do this and maintain your super awesome 20K instagram account. And you can't make that transition. You'll need to have written for someone else in the recent past on a regular basis.
It helps if you're smart.
It also helps if you're ambitious. The last two people with this role both got promoted, one into project management and one into data analytics.
Please Don't Apply If:
You didn't read the job description. You haven't written for money before. You haven't written to deadline. You're a journalist who wants to make the transition but can't let go of the fact that you're not a reporter anymore. You think social is easy, and you'll pick it up. You're a social media consultant but all you really do is set up profiles. You're way overqualified for a job writing on Facebook and Twitter. This offends you. You want flexible hours. You want to work remotely. You're in another country and don't understand why I can't make my client work with you remotely. You're Hugh Jackman.