Consulting Position Opening: Social Media Manager

Social Media Marketing Consultant

Part-Time (Around 15 hours/ week)
MBMedia — Seattle, WA (Remote Work)
$15-$25/Hourly Depending on Experience

Position Summary

MBMedia is looking for an experienced social media marketing consultant for a part-time remote position. The role will be working on client projects, but is not client-facing. Projects include developing content for social channels for clients, scheduling, and executing social strategy for clients.

The ideal candidate has 2-3 years of social media marketing experience with businesses, understands current marketing trends and strategies across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and others. Ability to work remotely is a must. Experience meeting deadlines and self-managing time is a must. Candidate will be expected to use own computer but will be provided access to all social media analytics tools needed for job.

Experience launching and optimizing Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn ads is a plus. Graphic design a plus, but not necessary to position.

Essential Functions & Qualifications

  • Self-drive to complete high-quality work on time with minimal oversight
  • Experience and success working remotely
  • Deep understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn strategies and content development
  • Strong copy writing skills with the ability to adapt written voice to that of the client and the ability to self-edit
  • Create content calendars and content for a variety of clients across industries including generating graphics, writing post captions, writing Tweets and other content to be published on clients’ platforms
  • Scheduling and monitoring of social channels
  • Professional voice when responding to clients’ customers on social channels
  • Collaboration skills with other consultants when necessary and with company owner on a consistent basis

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of social media business marketing experience, ideally with experience across industries
  • Experience juggling multiple projects and effective prioritization to meet deadlines while working remotely
  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn
  • Must be comfortable with phone and video calls for meetings with other contractors and company owner. In person meetings will be rare.

Details

This is a consulting role. Therefore, the candidate will be expected to use own computer. However, access to all social media analytics and tools will be provided. The candidate will be paid as a 1099 contractor. The job is hourly. Expected hours are between 15 and 20 hours/ week. There is potential for more hours in the future.

To Apply                 

Please email your resume and cover letter to brooke@maggiebrookes.com

 

Fashion First Seattle Seeking Social Media/Marketing Intern

MBMedia is again working with Fashion First Seattle this year and is looking for 1 Social Media and Marketing Intern to assist with the event for the summer.

FASHION FIRST SEATTLE — 14th YEAR FUTURISTIC FEMALE
fashionfirstseattle.com

ABOUT FASHION FIRST
The 14th year of the FASHION FIRST runway show brings Seattle together for the most exciting night of high- end fashion in the Northwest. Seattle-area fashion retailers, designers, educators, students, style influencers, fashionistas and philanthropists attend each year to preview the fall trends for the upcoming season in an edited presentation that promotes commerce in the Seattle Area.

Due to the event changing business landscape, while keeping our clients and sponsors in mind, we have made the bold choice to take the attendance of FASHION FIRST from 700 to 350 in attendance. We are about two things 1. Fashion 2. Fundraising with the outcome of commerce .

As Seattle’s longest-running independent fashion show, FASHION FIRST was founded to provide an affordable, but powerful marketing platform with cutting-edge social media for the Seattle-area fashion retailers and designers. The FASHION FIRST core mission: Present an on-trend fashion show to promote and support Seattle retailers and designers while raising money and providing Seattle students with scholarship money for higher education and help children with disabilities thrive in the outdoors.

With a wealth of talented local retailers and designers in Seattle, the Emerald City is on the rise as an influential style scene. FASHION FIRST is the intersection where designers, small business owners, and the fashion-forward consumers meet, creating a network of fashion enthusiasts unlike any other in this thriving city. Come, be a part of the excitement as designers and retailers strut their looks down the runway and raise money for kids who need an opportunity.

FASHION FIRST BENEFICIARIES
The Crescent Moon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established by Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, dedicated to supporting the educational pursuits of underprivileged children. The Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students that demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and who are in need.

Outdoors for All Foundation transforms lives through outdoor recreation and is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities. More than 2,400 individuals exercise their abilities annually thanks to the training and support of more than 700 volunteers. Outdoors for All’s programs include snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, yoga, kayaking, day camps, rock-
climbing, camping and custom events. Proceeds from Fashion First will support the 7 week day camp programming at Magnuson, Marymoor and Lake Sammamish State Parks.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING
We are looking for a self-starting enthusiastic intern who is interested in growing his or her skills in marketing and social media. Interest in fashion, non-profits and events is ideal. Must be able to jump into projects and be resourceful to find solutions to problems. The internship is designed to grow your skills and knowledge, but interns are expected to consider ways to answer questions and find information on their own as well. Much of the work will be done remotely, however there will be weekly meetings to go over status updates as well as email and phone conversations throughout the week.

As a social media and marketing intern, you will report to the Marketing Producer as well as work cross teams on a variety of social media and marketing projects. Hours are 10-20/week. This internship is unpaid, but we can offer school credit.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Helping execute social media marketing campaigns from the initial planning stages through to final reporting
  • Managing social media posting schedules and creating content for clients
  • Developing social media campaigns and helping to maintain growth
  • Compiling marketing statistics, analyze, and creating monthly client reports
  • Staying current with best practices, strategies, and industry standards related to PR and social media
  • Becoming knowledgeable of social media paid advertising
  • Researching influencers and creating influencers lists for client accounts
  • Participating in organization meetings when appropriate
  • Creating sponsor/runway participant media monitoring reports
  • Compiling influencer send outs
  • Marketing activities including distribution of flyers, working with sponsors and runway participants to ensure all marketing needs are met
  • Day of event social media engagement
  • Day of event set up and tear down

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be available all day on September 14, 2017 for Fashion First Seattle event
  • Currently a Sophomore, Junior or Senior at an accredited university, or recently graduated
  • Understands general marketing concepts and principles
  • Has knowledge of social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, SnapChat and LinkedIn
  • Expresses interest in marketing and digital tracking
  • Possesses strong organizational and communication skills
  • Able to provide creative input and suggest different ways to communicate marketing messages
  • Effectively manages the timely delivery of work against short deadlines
  • Has great cross-team communication skills
  • Able to create written and visual content that clearly communicates a message
  • Photoshop or graphic design skills a plus

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and any writing samples you have to brooke@maggiebrookes.com by May 26, 2017. 

MBMedia Seeking Social Media/Marketing Intern

MBMedia is working with Fashion First Seattle again this year and is looking for 1-2 Social Media and Marketing Interns to assist with the event for the summer.

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FASHION FIRST SEATTLE — 13th YEAR VINYL VAULT
fashionfirstseattle.com

The 13th year of the FASHION FIRST runway show brings Seattle together for the most exciting night of fashion in the Northwest. Seattle-area fashion retailers, designers, stylists, educators, students, style influencers and members of the media attend each year to preview the fall trends for the upcoming season in a curated presentation.

As Seattle’s longest-running and best-attended independent fashion show, FASHION FIRST was founded to provide an affordable, but powerful, cutting-edge social media and marketing platform for Seattle-area fashion retailers and designers. The show includes a live auction dedicated to supporting the students of the Crescent Moon Foundation. The FASHION FIRST core mission is to present an on-trend fashion show to promote and support Seattle retailers and designers while raising money to provide Seattle students with scholarships for higher education.

With a wealth of talented local retailers and designers in Seattle, the Emerald City is on the rise as an influential style scene. FASHION FIRST is the intersection where designers, small business owners, and fashion-forward consumers meet, creating a network of fashion enthusiasts unlike any other in this thriving city.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING

We are looking for a self-starting enthusiastic intern who is interested in growing his or her skills in marketing and social media. Interest in fashion, non-profits and events is ideal. Must be able to jump into projects and be resourceful to find solutions to problems. The internship is designed to grow your skills and knowledge, but interns are expected to consider ways to answer questions and find information on their own as well. Much of the work will be done remotely, however there will be weekly meetings to go over status updates as well as email and phone conversations throughout the week.

As a social media and marketing intern, you will report to the Marketing Producer as well as work cross teams on a variety of social media and marketing projects. Hours are 10-20/week. This internship is unpaid, but we can offer school credit.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Helping execute social media marketing campaigns from the initial planning stages through to final reporting
  • Managing social media posting schedules and creating content for clients
  • Developing social media campaigns and helping to maintain growth
  • Compiling marketing statistics, analyze, and creating monthly client reports
  • Staying current with best practices, strategies, and industry standards related to PR and social media
  • Becoming knowledgeable of social media paid advertising
  • Researching influencers and creating influencers lists for client accounts
  • Participating in organization meetings when appropriate
  • Creating sponsor/runway participant media monitoring reports
  • Compiling influencer send outs
  • Marketing activities including distribution of flyers, working with sponsors and runway participants to ensure all marketing needs are met
  • Day of event social media engagement
  • Day of event set up and tear down

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be available September 16, 2016 for Fashion First Seattle event
  • Currently a Sophomore, Junior or Senior at an accredited university
  • Understands general marketing concepts and principles
  • Has knowledge of social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, SnapChat and LinkedIn
  • Expresses interest in marketing and digital tracking
  • Possesses strong organizational and communication skills
  • Able to provide creative input and suggest different ways to communicate marketing messages
  • Effectively manages the timely delivery of work against short deadlines
  • Has great cross-team communication skills
  • Able to create written and visual content that clearly communicates a message
  • Photoshop or graphic design skills a plus

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and any writing samples you have to brooke@maggiebrookes.com by May 25, 2016. 

 

Scoring a Job in the Digital Age

Featured post by guest blogger Brooke Bonime

 “Twenty-five percent of our new hires come from social media. Seventy-five percent typically come from word of mouth.”
Ben Kirshner, Founder and CEO of media marketing company in New York, Elite SEM

In 1991, the way in which humans connected changed when the World Wide Web became publicly available. In the first stage there was the distribution of information, then there was the era of connection and communication (with the rise of social media), now people are looking for ways to take their online experience and merge it with their real-life experience.

Every industry has been affected by the advancement of the internet, connections, and the way people gather information. The news has evolved into digital format, movies are streamed instead of rented, emails and Facebook messages are ways to communicate instead of letters or even the telephone.

None of this is news. People have adapted, embraced and driven these changes. However, there is one change that has taken the world a little bit longer to accept. The Internet has irrevocably altered the way we hunt for talent and search for jobs. While looking through the classifieds may have ended long ago, the digital application submitted to a nameless, numberless person has created new challenges for the modern-day unemployed.

In addition, hunting for talent for your own company is no longer solely through word of mouth or applications, but now, the talent is found through search engines, online assessments and social media networks. With more people on the Web than ever and a competitive job market, standing out is key in this digital era. Individual seeking jobs have a surplus of tools to help him or her perfect skills and seek advice. But with an overabundance of information on the Internet, it can be hard to be selective in what information you wish to adopt or ignore.

Here are a few tips for using the Internet to your advantage and landing the job of your choice:

1. Research. It is typical for the first question an interviewer will ask to be, “What does our company do?” While it may seem like an obvious one, it is surprising how many applicants fail to correctly answer this question. Do your research well before your interview; know the company inside and out. Take your time researching every aspect of the company whether that is their social media channels or understanding the company’s industry. Remember, you can never do enough research and you can never know too much information about the company. The more you know, the more you will impress the interviewer. Practice on a friend to make sure you have the interview down pat.

2. Connect Before the Interview. Before the interview, it is important to occasionally check out the company’s social media outlets. Be sure to like some of their posts, leave a few comments, re-tweet or pin what you find interesting. Though you may think that no one will notice your engagement, you may be surprised. The reality is that many recruiters prefer finding talent on social media through Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn rather than job sites.

Another tip: if the company sponsors or organizes events, make it a point to attend them. This will allow you to meet some of the representatives from the company and it may help you get that “in” that you need. If possible, connect with the representative on LinkedIn afterwards.

3. Build Your Social Media Presence. Are you active in the social media world? Do you blog, Yelp, Tweet, Pin, have a lot of friends on Facebook, post photos to Instagram and have a lot of followers on all of these outlets? If so, keep it up and continue growing your social sphere. If you are not as active, get to it! Social media is becoming a critical component recruiters use to analyze how passionate you are about digital media. If you are unfamiliar with any social media channels, you may be surprised by the amount of information, tools and tips you can find by using a search engine. It is a great place to start. If you are familiar and want to further enhance your knowledge of social media, check out sites like Mashable, Real Time Media, or Social Media Examiner to read articles on how to build your social media presence.

4. Be Prepared. If you can, find out how the interview will be structured. If you know ahead of time who your interviewers will be, do some research and find out as much as possible about them.

Ask questions. Be sure to ask questions that are well thought out and precise, questions that they do not get asked during every interview. Writing questions down ahead of time will help.

If you are worried about what to wear to the interview, use social media to get an idea of the company’s dress code. Check out their Facebook page, blog or website for photos in the news. Now that you have an idea, dress it up a notch.

5. Arrive Early. It is better to be early than late, so if you have to leave an hour earlier than normal to ensure promptness, then do it. It is best to arrive at least fifteen minutes ahead of your scheduled start.

6. Don’t Pigeonhole Yourself. Companies want people with different interests and talents. If you like working in different areas, express that in your interview. If you have one specific talent but have other hobbies and interests, let that be known. You want to show your true self in the interview.

7. Keep the Details in Mind. These small reminders might seem silly but they can make all the difference.

1. Shut your phone off.
2. Do not chew gum.
3. Do not play with your hair.
4. Don’t say “yeah” or “like.”
5. Don’t interrupt or talk over the interviewer.
6. Maintain eye contact.
7. Sit up straight.
8. Remain engaged at all times.
9. If you need clarification, ask.
10. Be confident.

8. Follow Up and Maintain Contact. Now that the interview is over, you still have one more step to complete. Make sure to get everyone’s business card that you talked to and send a thank-you email that day. Then check in with interviewer and see how the selection process is going.

9. Take note. If you do not get the job, that is okay. Take it as a learning experience, improve your talking points and remain positive communication with the company. Do not burn your bridges because you never know when another position may open up and the company contacts you because they think you are a great fit. If you do get the job, congratulations! But remember, you can always improve. Talk to the interviewer and ask for suggestions as to how you could have been even more successful during the interview.

Social Media Internship Position Available- SEATTLE AREA

MBMedia is looking to hire a hard-working and dedicated college level person to join us as an intern for 3-6 months. This person must be highly self-motivated as the internship will require remote working.

Company Description:
MBMedia provides social media and website presence strategy, consultation, and maintenance to individuals and brands to create a unified, effective and engaging message across the internet. At MBMedia, we recognize that there is no cookie cutter formula to your success online. MBMedia will consult with you to determine the best course of action to take for your business. We know that not every brand needs all the bells and whistles which is why we won’t offer you more than makes sense for you and your business. http://www.maggiebrookes.com
Job Description:
A 3-6 month Social Media Internship at Maggie Brookes Media. The goal of this internship is to begin learning the basics of creating and executing effective strategies in social media for a variety of industries. Job responsibilities will include:

  •  Evaluation of social media presence and suggested improvements to current strategy
  •  Writing blogs that will increase engagement and following
  •  Writing and scheduling Tweets and Facebook Posts
  •  Working with the owner on gathering information on influential profiles in social media across industries
  •  Editing E-books

Applicant Requirements:

  •  Currently be enrolled in a college or degree program. Preferably these candidates will be studying Marketing, PR, Communications, Journalism, Mass Media, English, or have working knowledge of the Social Media industry.
  •  Must have basic knowledge of Social Media channels including, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, WordPress, Google+, and the tools that are useful for monitoring these networks.
  •  Must have strong writing and communications skills.
  •  Ability to work efficiently remotely.
  •  Strong email communication efficiency.
  •  Ability to be flexible with assignments and to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  •  Have creative solution finding skills.

Expected Time Commitment: Around 10 Hours/Week
Must be available for weekly 1- 2 Hour meeting or Skype conversation on Saturday or Sunday. 
School credit is available upon discussion.

Please email maggiebrookesmedia@gmail.com with a cover letter and resume to apply. We are looking to hire immediately.

On this 9/11, we ask: What will YOUR legacy be?

Today, I wanted to do something in memory of 9/11. This is a wonderful post that I have gained permission to re-blog.
It was originally posted by Steve Gutzler and Leadership Quest and is a guest blog post by Lyn Boyer of Affective Leadership.

On this 9/11, we ask: What will YOUR legacy be?.

As I thought about September 11th and what it means to each of us, I remembered the following story I read in Lyn Boyer’s book Connect: Affective Leadership for Effective Results. I asked her to include the inspiring story and comment on its significance. She gladly agreed to be a guest contributor for my blog this week. Read an excerpt of her book below:

On September 11, 2001, Ling Young stood in the Sky Lobby of the seventy-eighth floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, anxiously waiting to take an elevator to the ground floor.

The North Tower was already in flames, and despite announcements to remain in the building, she and others began to evacuate. Then United Airways flight 175 crashed into her building, and Young was knocked to the floor and badly burned. Looking around her, she realized that many people were dead. She recounted that at one point an elevator door opened and flames shot into the lobby killing some of those standing in front of it. She and those around her were frightened and confused.

After several terrifying minutes, a young man carrying a woman on his back burst into the area and in a firm, authoritative voice instructed everyone to follow him. Young and the other survivors obediently followed him down about fifteen flights of stairs where he gently placed the injured woman he was carrying on the floor, handed Young a fire extinguisher, and instructed everyone to help the injured and continue walking down the steps to safety. Carrying a red bandana, he hurried back up the steps to find others who needed his help (Botelho & Hinojosa, 2005; Porteus, 2002).

By the time the young man returned to the seventy-eighth floor, he had placed the red bandana over his nose and mouth. There, he found other survivors including Judy Wein, who had sustained a broken arm, cracked ribs and a punctured lung. Again, he spoke calmly and with authority as he instructed the survivors to help those they could help and to descend the obscure flight of stairs that he showed them. He left the group, saying he wanted to help other people.

This mysterious young man was not identified until May of 2002 when Young, Wein and others told their stories to New York Times reporters. They explained how they thought of him every day. Wein said she checked pictures on the Internet trying to find the penetrating eyes and distinctive eyebrows of the young man who saved her life.

Allison Crowther, who read the Times article, desperately wanted to know what had happened to her twenty-four year old son on September 11. Having called his father shortly before nine o’clock that morning, he called her at twelve minutes after nine, just after the plane hit the South Tower. He told her where he was and that he was okay. His body, which was not identified until March of 2002, was found with a group of firefighters in a command center.

Like his father, her son always carried a bandana in his pants pocket. His father carried a blue one; he preferred red. Because of the bandana and his probable location in the building, Mrs. Crowther sent his picture to Young, who confirmed her son as the mysterious “man with the red bandana” (Botelho & Hinojosa, 2005).

The young man was Welles Crowther, who worked as an equities trader on the 104th floor at Sandler O’Neil and Partners. Crowther had trained as a firefighter and had mentioned to his father that he would like to make that his profession. After his death, his family found an application to join the fire department in his apartment.

Survivors reported that, with his steady voice and commanding presence, Crowther took control in a horrible situation. In addition to directing and leading survivors to safety, he instructed injured and frightened people to gather fire extinguishers and help other survivors.

For his actions, which saved the lives of at least eighteen and possibly dozens more, the New York City Fire Department posthumously named this courageous young man an honorary FDNY firefighter (Fire Department, 2010). His brief encounter with those desperate survivors forged an immediate and profound connection. This inspiring young man possessed unique qualities that allowed him to influence people to take action in extreme circumstances and in spite of paralyzing fear.

Other people have similar qualities, part of their day-to-day behaviors that enhance business, government, families and communities. These leaders make connections with others so that together they are able to change the future (Dunham, 2008).

From Connect: Affective Leadership for Effective Results by Lyn Boyer, 2011

As we remember those who died that terrible day and honor the heroes who risked their lives to save them, we ask ourselves:

  • What do or can I do to make a difference in the lives of others?
  • What skills do I have?
  • What resources can I draw upon?
  • What kinds of connections do I make?
  • What do I value? How do I live my values?
  • How can I have the greatest impact?
  • How do my actions change the future?

Jefferson Crowther, the father of “The Man in the Red Bandana, said that his son’s “experiences and the lives he saved were the legacy of his too-short life.” As I think about the need for contribution and for leadership in our world, I ask: What will YOUR legacy be?

What are your thoughts and reflections? How do you create meaning from this tragedy?

 

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Botelho, G., & Hinojosa, M. (2005). America remembers: The man in the red bandana. Retrieved June 23, 2010, from CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2002/america.remembers/stories/heroes/welles.html.

Dunham, B. (2008). Leading in a changing world. Coral Gables, FL: Newfi eld Network Alumni Series.

FireDepartment, N. Y. (2010). Welles Crowther “The man in the red bandanna” posthumously named honorary firefighter. Retrieved June 23, 2010, from New York City Fire Department: http://
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2006/121506a.shtml.

Porteus, L. (2002, Sept. 10). ‘Man in the red bandana’ died saving others. Retrieved June 23, 2010, from Fox News. com: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,62579,00.html.

 

 

Thank you Lyn and Steve for this meaningful post.