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Publication or Company Wetpaint Entertainment
Job Title Social Media Team Manager
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Social Media
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health, Stock/Options
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Seattle or New York
Job Requirements This position will be one of coach and player – you will help design Wetpaint’s strategic approach to different social media channels; direct parts of our social experimentation system; roll-up your sleeves and post content yourself; manage a team that you’ll grow (both in ability and in size) to deliver fantastic results; and closely collaborate with our Editorial team to create engaging social content.

Key to succeed in this role will be the ability to develop and drive innovation using a quantitative based approach – AND – being willing and unafraid to fail in the spirit of learning faster.
It won’t be easy but it will be fun! Oh yeah, and the position is available in either our New York or Seattle office.

Primary job responsibilities:
• Develop and implement actionable plans to drive bigger and more engaged audiences across various social media channels, with specific emphasis on Facebook and Twitter though increasingly YouTube, Google+ and others
• Ideate and oversee social media experiments to innovate our knowledge of social media best practices
• Lead the Social Media team, managing and growing 5-10 employees (not all would be direct reports)
• Report on traffic results and progress against quarterly team goals to the team and broader company
• Collaborate cross-functionally with editorial, product and advertising teams to develop new tools, content and advertising pitches
• Monitor and integrate the latest social media trends and best practices into Wetpaint’s approach

Required skills & experience:
5+ years of strategy, business analysis or marketing experience with at least 3 years of experience managing small teams is *required*. Other critical skill areas include:

1. Highly analytical – having a strong desire to know the numbers and dig deeper for insights is important
2. Team leader – be prepared to guide the team’s areas of focus to hit results and be able to discuss careers paths too
3. Results-oriented – we live and breathe results and love to look for areas where we can do even better
4. Collaborative spirit – pitching in, helping out and investing in others is part of our culture
5. Clear communicator – we try to tell it like it is, and you should too
6. Build from scratch – being able to think through the details while also seeing the big picture and making important decisions will be paramount for this role
7. Creative thinker – the answers are rarely written anywhere so we encourage others to think “outside of the box” and take risks to make bold new things happen

About Our Company Wetpaint’s vision is to power a portfolio of best-in-class media properties; the first, Wetpaint Entertainment, delights 18- to 34-year-old women with in-depth coverage of their favorite TV shows and entertainment, stars and fashion. Wetpaint Entertainment has over 8 million Facebook fans, attracts over 15 million monthly unique visitors and is among the highest socially trafficked digital media properties on the web. AND we’ve done all this in less than 3 years.

We’re looking for a smart, innovative, strategic thinker to help drive our social media strategy. The role – Social Media Manager – will focus on growing and innovating our social media footprint. You’d be joining a team that has had amazing success but, never content with the status quo, we’re driven to find new ways of developing our Facebook audience and extending our audience development approach to other channels, especially Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

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