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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lynn Hazan & Associates - Social Media Manager


Are you the go-to person on how to use Pinterest?  Know what works on Twitter and what’s better on Facebook?  Love showing your clients what social media can do for their brands?  Ready to take on the social media PR for a major client?

Boutique PR firm in Chicago needs a Social Media Manager/Director.  New position will oversee social media work for international B2C client.  Agency also handles traditional media for client; Social Media Manager will work closely with entire ten-person account team.

Agency has won many recent awards for work and workplace.  Leadership believes in listening to ideas from staff, as creativity comes from employees at every level.  Benefits include top-tier health insurance, summer hours, 401(k) match, and generous PTO.  Candidate will ideally work in Chicago office, though applicants for New York or Los Angeles offices will be considered. 

Qualifications:
5+ years’ experience in PR.  Strong multi-channel social media (Facebook, Pintrest, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) experience; experience with and understanding of traditional media PR necessary. The right candidate should be a strategic thinker and skillful writer, and should have the ability to integrate strategy and ideas developed in traditional media with opportunities presented in social media.   Must have agency experience, with hospitality/travel/lifestyle client a plus.  Candidate must have demonstrated initiative and creativity that made a difference for past clients.

Social Media:
Experience coordinating contests/sweepstakes on these channels.  Familiarity with analytics of each channel, including measurements of quality and ROI.  Knowledge of  conventions and best practices for each channel, particularly in responding to customer service issues.

Responsibilities:
Head social media practice within agency.  Focus on large B2C client.  Eventually will become involved on other accounts, mostly B2C.
Implement social media plan and establish long-term strategy.  Bolster clients’ social media presence and effective use of various channels.  Develop ideas to increase readership/following.
Collaborate closely with traditional media team.  Social media strategy will reflect and complement traditional media work.

Manage staffers who will work on both social and traditional media.
Travel:  if candidate is not based in Chicago, monthly travel to Chicago office.  Potential for additional domestic or international travel.

Please forward your resume as a .doc, along with writing samples, and detailed cover letter including salary. Send materials to Anne Howard, Lynn Hazan & Associates, PR@lhazan.com. We appreciate a follow up call at 312.863.5402.  Candidates who call will be reviewed first.