Social Media Specialist

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Job Description:

  • We are looking for a driven Social Media Specialist to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities and networks users.
     

    Who we are:

    Guaranteed Rate is eighth largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. The company has become The Home Purchase Experts® by offering industry-leading self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with approximately 3,000+ employees in 200+ offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with more than $23 billion in home purchase loans and refinances in the past year. 

    Guaranteed Rate has been able to expand successfully nationwide through a business model that allows top originators to join the company and close more loans faster through its technology, pricing, process and support. The company now has more top loan originators in the annual national rankings from mortgage industry publications Mortgage Executive, Scotsman Guide and Origination News than any other bank or mortgage company. Having gone through explosive growth Guaranteed Rate has maintained being highly entrepreneurial while maintaining a healthy work life balance. If you’re interested in working with motivated and intelligent people while disrupting an industry then we want to talk with you.

    While we don’t allow jeans, we also don’t allow suits. We want you to just look your best every day and you’ll fit right in.

    Here's what we want from you:

    The Social Media Specialist will administer the company’s social media marketing and advertising. Administration includes but is not limited to:

    • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
    • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
    • Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
    • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
    • Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules
    • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information
    • Collaborate with other departments to manage reputation, identify key players and coordinate actions

    Social media specialists should have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels. You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the brand and “soft selling” the Guaranteed Rate by providing support to current and prospective customers.

    Requirements

    • Proven working experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist
    • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
    • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
    • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO
    • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
    • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
    • Deliberate planning and goal setting
    • Development of brand awareness and online reputation
    • Content management
    • SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic
    • Cultivation of leads and sales
    • Administrate the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content.
    • Identify and improve organizational development aspects that would improve content (ie: employee training, recognition and rewards for participation in the company’s marketing and online review building).
    • Create a regular publishing schedule.
    • Implement a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns.
    • Promote content through social advertising.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing. Marketing degree is welcomed but not required with relevant work experience.
    • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media. (Give links to profiles as examples).
    • Proficient in content marketing theory and application.
    • Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing.
    • Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to analytical side, able to demonstrate why their ideas are analytically sound.
    • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
    • Maintains excellent writing and language skills.
    • Enjoys a working knowledge of the blogging ecosystem relevant to the company’s field.
    • Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format.
    • Exceeds at building and maintaining sales relationships, online and off.
    • Practices superior time management.
    • Is a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary. (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management).
    • Makes evident good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research and Google Analytics. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of “Search and Social.”
    • Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with WordPress.
    • Demonstrates winning Social Customer Service techniques such as empathy, patience, advocacy and conflict resolution.
    • Possesses great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situation and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues.

    Guaranteed Rate is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason protected by law. 

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Location

3940 N. Ravenswood , Chicago, IL 60613
3940 N. Ravenswood , Chicago, IL 60613

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Game Room
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
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