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LMU
Los Angeles, California, United States (hybrid)
25 days ago
LMU
Los Angeles, California, United States
(hybrid)
25 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Salary
$66,560.00 - $66,560.00
Industry
Marketing/Marketing Research Supplier
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary

Description

The Social Media Specialist at LMU is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and management of social media strategies to promote LMU's mission, programs, and initiatives across various platforms. Reporting to the Associate Director of Social Media, this role requires creativity, strategic thinking, and a passion for storytelling to effectively engage with current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the broader community.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Develop engaging and relevant content for LMU's social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, and YouTube, aligned with the university's brand voice and messaging.
  • Create and produce dynamic, relevant video content optimized for video platforms.
  • Work with students and the platforms’ audiences to source, curate, and create user-generated content for use on university channels.
  • Schedule and publish posts using social media management tools, ensuring consistency and optimal timing for audience engagement.
  • Respond to comments, messages, and inquiries in a timely and professional manner, fostering positive interactions and building relationships.
  • Monitor social media platforms for issues, trends, conversations, and opportunities to engage with followers. Escalate issues as appropriate. Collaborate with Associate Director of Social Media and Media Relations team on real-time reporting.
  • Assist in the planning, execution, and promotion of social media campaigns and initiatives to drive awareness, participation, and engagement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across the institution to align social media efforts with broader organizational goals.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and track social media metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns and content.
  • Contribute to reports on social media performance, trends, and insights.

Loyola Marymount University Expectations

Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.

The incumbent must have the ability to supervise creative, communications and technical personnel and manage complex projects with dependencies, deadlines, budgets and outside resources. The incumbent must possess the ability to implement marketing and communication principles and strategies in the execution of complex communications projects. The incumbent must have the ability to initiate ideas, develop concepts and review the effectiveness of processes to ensure professional standards and high quality. The incumbent has the ability to assess the needs of internal clients and suggest appropriate measures to meet those needs or redirect those requests to the appropriate areas. The incumbent is able to work effectively and independently with internal and external constituencies. The incumbent has the ability to operate in an environment in which skilled relationship management and consensus-building is required to deliver successful outcomes.



Requirements

Requisite Qualifications

  • Typically a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field preferred. Incumbent is expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of discipline related trends and regulation/policy changes.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in social media management. Higher education or nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience creating impactful social video for TikTok and/or Instagram Reels.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling content and engage diverse audiences.
  • Proficiency in social media platforms, analytics tools, and content management systems.
  • Creative thinker with a keen eye for visual storytelling and branding.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize tasks, and work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of social media best practices, trends, and emerging technologies in the digital landscape.
  • Excellent writing skills with demonstrated range; ability to tailor voice for distinct audiences and campaigns, and in diverse short-form and long-form venues.
  • Sound editorial judgment and demonstrated experience with editorial planning.
  • Understanding of digital content best practices, including accessibility, SEO, and UX. 
  • Experience with multi-channel communication plans and marketing campaigns.
  • End-to-end video production experience, including writing briefs and scripts, coordinating photo/video shoots, coaching talent, and planning distribution.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent projects, timelines, and budgets in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborative work style with the ability to build and maintain broad relationships, including with students, faculty, alumni, and other staff.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Reasonable Starting Salary of $66,560 annually.

Staff Regular

Job ID: 73616229

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