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What you’ll be doing...
Seeking a creative, hyper-collaborative, and strategic social marketing leader with vision and strong management skills. This leader will be responsible for the vision, oversight, and execution of the creative strategy and full brand expression of Verizon across all the social channels.
The leader will be responsible for Verizon’s narrative in social media channels, leading the creative development process from ideation through execution and translating brand and media strategies into engaging, breakthrough creative concepts across social media.
As a member of the leadership team, this leader will oversee a talented staff of internal and external writers, editors, designers, and project managers and works and consults collaboratively with external agencies and cross-functional colleagues. The ideal candidate is a highly creative, driven, resourceful, visual thought leader with an entrepreneurial spirit that inspires those around them.
Drive creative marketing communications direction based on overarching brand strategy and insights
Direct communications work, providing hands-on feedback and supportive leadership for internal and external teams
Drive consistency across all visual communication by adhering to brand values and establishing creative standards
Challenge teams to find creative digital solutions, rooted in insights
Manage resources and communicate project status, timelines, deliverables, goals, and expectations to internal teams on a regular basis
Drive the newly established Editorial team to deliver high frequency coverage of Verizon’s feed worthy activities independent of/complementary to marketing campaigns
Drive the narrative and communications content across all social platforms
Ensure cohesion and integration across all social channels
Lead agency relationships (working within In-house agency and managing external agencies) to develop world-class social marketing creative
Lead the development of campaign creative across all social channels and work with creative marketing across all disciplines to ensure cohesion
Work with agencies on shaping and responding to integrated campaign briefs, ensuring social communications are aligned on brand audience and platform(s) to achieve business objectives
Serve as final reviewer and approver of all creative output from agency teams
Manage a team charged with creating and enforcing guidelines for content and distribution
Establish creative partnerships across all social platforms and drive innovation with each partner
Partner with internal production teams to ensure efficiencies in all production across social channels
What we’re looking for...
Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent work experience; Degree in marketing, advertising, or related field preferred
10+ years of experience in creative communications either in-house, at a creative agency, or within a brand marketing function
10+ years of experience leading teams with multiple direct reports either internally or at external agencies
8+ years of experience managing online and digital marketing campaigns
Demonstrated success in direct involvement and oversight of the creation of notable work in social channels, including content that delivered substantial earned media value and ideas that drove large-scale social engagement
Record of leading collaboration across multiple teams or divisions with a large organization to source, curate, and distribute engaging content
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and creatively demanding environment, with the ability to manage many projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively, influencing key stakeholders and managing relationships across the organization
Ability to coach, build, and grow a team in a collaborative, matrixed, and cross-functional organization
Comfortable and skilled at utilizing outside resources in addition to internal staff
Fluency in cultural trends and news in priority categories like personal/consumer technology, culture, sports, gaming, music, film, and video.
Strong knowledge of how social media fits within a larger marketing ecosystem – specifically, the distinct role of social vs. that of TV, print, online advertising, and other media – and a strong grasp of the criteria that define good social vs. good TV, print, online advertising, etc.
Extensive experience in driving award-winning social concepts
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