Now Seeking to Hire: Social Media Strategist

Now Seeking to Hire: Social Media StrategistSOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

About the Position:

The Focus Group is an award-winning, full-service marketing firm with local, national and international experience, based in Biloxi, MS. We are seeking a creative, forward-thinking, and organized social media strategist to join our growing team.


The Social Media Strategist will administer the social media marketing and advertising for all client accounts.  This position will be responsible for developing and implementing social media marketing and advertising strategies that align with our clients’ business goals, as well as monitoring and analyzing campaign data to draw actionable insights.  Candidates must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, data-driven environment and stay abreast of leading industry news/social media trends at all times, testing new strategies, content, and campaigns.  Candidates also understand and must be willing to work some nights and weekends to effectively manage various client campaigns on an as needed basis.  A strong work ethic, communication, and organizational skills are imperative for this role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning, strategizing, and goal setting in conjunction with clients and key internal stakeholders
  • Building and executing social media strategy through research, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification
  • Tracking and analyzing social media metrics and other analytics reports to gain insight on traffic, demographics, and overall campaign effectiveness
  • Researching and reporting on all current and emerging social media trends
  • Working with content producers and art directors to provide oversight of all content curation, creation/copywriting, editing, and scheduling
  • Monitoring and responding to user-generated content and messages appropriately, based on company and community policies, to help assist in customer service and brand/reputation management for all clients
  • Managing all social media campaign budgets
  • Creating and maintaining social media pages and profiles
  • Providing support to other team members on various projects, as needed

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, advertising, communications, or related field
  • 2+ years of digital marketing and social media experience
  • Familiarity with the business applications of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.), as well as various media marketing/reporting tools
  • Solid understanding of social media metrics and data analytics
  • Basic SEO/SEM knowledge and familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Visual intelligence for design & multimedia production as it relates to content creation
  • Strong written & verbal communication, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and design software

Compensation will be based on experience and potential. All applicants are required to submit a case study on a social media campaign they have managed from start to finish.


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