Top 5 job openings for social media gurus

by Sam Dewey
August 31, 2015



Love it or hate it, social networks have established themselves as some of the most easily accessible avenues to drive both traffic and brand awareness to your company. To get the most out of those social interactions, most companies are on the prowl for social media experts to take the reins and lead their company to success. For any social media master looking for something new, here are 5 open positions for social media jobs in Chicago at cool tech companies.


Social Media Marketing Specialist at DialogTech

Why it's cool: Social media experts know how to communicate better than anyone — except maybe DialogTech. The company prides itself on innovating the way the world understands and uses voice communications. What could be cooler for a lover of communications?

What you'd do: You won’t only be sending out tweets and updating the company’s facebook status. You’ll also create and market content, write and edit copy — all the while analyzing and optimizing every word as you go.

Who they're looking for: It’s best if you’ve already got three to five years of marketing experience under your belt. DialogTech says they only hire SWANs — “Smarter than average, hard Working, Ambitious, and Nice” — and they’ll do their best to help you really fly.


Social Media Manager at GiveForward

Why it's cool: A lot of companies tout the fact that they’re committed to philanthropy, but GiveForward has made giving back the cornerstone to their business model. The company makes it possible to set up personal fundraising pages for friends and family in need — a mission most job seekers would be happy to support.

What you'd do: You’d be chief strategist and community organizer, a compelling storyteller that knows when and where to share content to build a sense of community.

Who they're looking for: You’ll be perfect if you’ve got: a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or Advertising; 4 years experience of successfully scaling social media platforms; a creative, scrappy, quirky, and overall polished writing style.


Digital Media Manager, Paid Search & Paid Social at Performics

Why it's cool: You’d be a member of an award-winning marketing agency, working alongside industry experts and thought leaders as you execute all of your client’s paid search and social needs.

What you'd do: Digital media managers can expect to manage client accounts and direct the daily workflow of all client programs. In addition, the media manager will act as team leader who develops and maintains workplace culture and assists in training and mentoring new team members.

Who they're looking for: For this role, a Bachelor's degree is required. They also want someone who’s spent three to six years managing accounts in online advertising, e-commerce, or direct marketing.



Social Media Strategist and Community Manager at Mac & Mia

Why it's cool: Mac & Mia, a sort of Trunk Club for kids, is bringing style to your kid’s closet and saving busy parents from endless shopping trips. Need we say more?

What you'd do: Besides creating and publishing content on all of the company’s social media networks, Mac & Mia wants someone who can develop key relationships with bloggers and thought leaders in the community.

Who they're looking for: If you’ve got two years of experience in manager social communities and crazy-good attention to detail, you should consider applying. Bonus points if you’ve got some Photoshop chops.


Social Media Manager at ParkWhiz

Why it's cool: Chicago is quickly becoming a hub for car-related apps, and ParkWhiz is racing to emerge as the leader of the pack. The industry is primed to rocket some of these companies to success, and it would be pretty sweet to sit behind the wheel.

What you'd do: You’ll work closely with the director of marketing to create content that will increase brand awareness and drive traffic. In other words, you’ll own the company’s social strategy and execution.

Who they're looking for: They need someone full time with both professional and personal mastery of social media — someone who can keep their cool during crisis and response management and ultimately execute on all of ParkWhiz’s social media campaigns.

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