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The Rise Of The Social Media Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Rise Of The Social Media Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jobs involving social media have exploded in the last few years, with postings for social professionals on LinkedIn growing an incredible 1,357 percent since 2010.

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2013 Community Manager Report: Gender, Income, Age, Social Media Success [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 64 percent of community managers work more than 40 hours each week, earning an average salary of $57,732.77?

The role of the community manager as it’s defined today is reactively new, but the history of the position can be traced back to the early days of the internet, when system operators, or “sysops”, developed, grew and managed communities online. Today, this role is often the responsibility of the social media manager, or their team, but it’s very much par for the course for Fortune 500 and other larger companies to hire one or more individuals to focus exclusively on this increasingly-important work.

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Tweet, Retweet, Repeat: A Day In The Life Of A Social Media Manager [INFOGRAPHIC]

So you want to be a social media manager?

Hey, who doesn’t?

But it’s not all gravy (believe me). There’s so much to do: researching, tweeting, retweeting, scheduling, blogging, commenting, recording, uploading, Skype-ing, presenting, reviewing and signing up for all the latest social media sites (just in case you miss out), before checking everything you’ve done that day for reactions.

And then you get to do it all over again.

In and around this you need to fit in a few hours sleep and some lunch – with, of course, another social media manager.

Of course, to excel, you need to be thinking ‘out of the box’. You strive to be influential and to have purpose, whilst being attentive and adaptable. You’re probably a woman, with 1-4 years of experience, and you get to take home as much as $56,571 a year.

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