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The University of Southern California Office of Communications is seeking to hire a Social Media Reputation Associate who will develop and execute a dynamic social media strategy. This highly motivated individual creates, manages and executes social content. You should enjoy photography, be on the cutting edge of social media strategy, and actively seek new trends in the digital and social space.Â
The main requirements/responsibilities are:
Create visual and written social media and other content
Comfortable with photography and rudimentary image editing
Able to attend and create content for events outside of traditional work hours
Manage presence on social channels aimed at growing audiences, increasing engagement and driving university messaging to its target audiences.Â
Proactively implement new ideas to promote the universityâs priorities
Attend university events; depending on the situation, the incumbent must be available in the evenings and weekends.
Conduct timely reputation management functions: monitoring social media conversations as needed, regularly analyzing chatter on social, blogs, private groups, and news outlets/forums.
Act as on-call, point person for emergency and crisis communications for social mediaÂ
Best in class experience (1+ years) in digital marketing or social media with proven proficiency managing campaigns and initiatives for a college/university or other high-profile organization or principal in the non-profit, government, or public-traded company spaces.
Experience with coordinating social media presence of prominent individuals
Exceptional written skills with demonstrated knowledge of content management and delivery of creative content (copy, image, and video).
Experience with social media photography.
Well-organized, detail oriented with exceptional multitasking capabilities with demonstrated capability to communicate effectively with senior administration, faculty, staff, and student audiences.
Marked ability to work independently with minimal supervision or collaboratively within a dynamic team environment with other content creators.
Bachelorâs degree in marketing, public relations, journalism or related industry preferred.
Candidates must submit
- Cover letter
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Public relations, journalism, advertising or related field.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.
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