Social Media Specialist (Remote)

Marketing · REMOTE, Texas
Department Marketing
Employment Type US Salary
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job title: Social Media Specialist

Reports to: Director of Marketing

Hours: Full-Time

Location: Remote

Direct Report: Marketing Associate


About Preemptive Love

Welcome to the world’s most diverse community of peacemakers, Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC) stretches across Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States to provide relief and leverage communities through job creation and social innovation.  We provide food, water, and medicine to those who need it most, while violence is still happening.  We create jobs, providing capital for refugee families to start businesses, coaching and leveraging their success through creating connections to the global marketplace.  At the center of everything we do–every food delivery–every family we serve–is the pursuit of peace between communities at odds.

About the team

It’s an exciting time to join the Marketing team at Preemptive Love. The Marketing team works in partnership with the Communications and Digital Studio teams to create awareness for our global relief efforts, grow our donor base, drive traffic to the Preemptive Love Shop, and support Love Anyway Gatherings. This team manages all aspects of channel marketing, ensuring that content is distributed to the right audience at the right time through a variety of media including social media, performance marketing, email marketing, and marketing automation. Each individual on the team has the power to make a huge impact in the communities we serve, and works together to drive excellence for the organization.

Job Overview

Essential Function: The Social Media Specialist will drive traction across multiple social channels not only for Preemptive Love, but also for our Preemptive Love Shop. The Social Media Specialist will drive and manage these various outlets and must  be able to easily pivot between these audience segments and brand voices as needed. The role requires a  highly skilled communicator and relentless innovator, with the ability to be creative and analytical, and make data informed decisions. This role is  part of a nimble team that requires a “roll up your sleeves” collaborator.  Creating  relevant and highly engaging content while identifying  strategic opportunities is essential to this role. 

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the overall social media strategy, planning and tracking analytics to drive traction across multiple social media channels/ outlets.
  • Maximize engagement and reach across Preemptive Love social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest, and additional platforms TBD. 
  • Build measurable and authentic social-first campaigns in service of brand and business goals.
  • Track and monitor the analytics and key performance indicators or key success indicator of social media and online engagement initiatives towards achieving key goals
  • Craft and implement creative, multi-faceted social strategies for advocacy, public education, live events, and media and fundraising campaigns
  • Identify high-impact opportunities to increase the visibility of our advocacy and programmatic work, and to generate email list and social media audience engagement, growth and retention.
  • Partner with our Communications and PR team to align with comms strategy and ensure continuity of messaging between the website content and social media.
  • Lead and manage  the social media content calendar and lead strategy behind post ideas, themes, and real-time opportunities. 
  • Analyze cultural, community, media, and market trends to inform strategic and creative development for content. Identify and report on community trends to advise on potential opportunities or risks through social listening and monitoring. 
  • Work cross-functionally to develop ad-hoc social campaigns in response to relevant news cycle stories, ensuring credibility and integrity are at the forefront of our messaging. 
  • Vet inbound influencer and User Generated Content (UGC) opportunities and potential. 
  • Support Shop and Gatherings teams in building out unique social media channels and planning campaigns for long-term success. 
  • Optimize visual content (videos, photography) from the field to ensure mobile and desktop viewability. 
  • Curate content on visual platforms (Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube), developing a story through images. 
  • Partner with Digital Studio to develop infographics, illustrations, and social-first content. Additional graphic design and/or video editing duties as assigned. 
  • Explore new social media channels as they are introduced and provide recommendations and value proposition to leadership as to if and when to activate these channels.
  • Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
  • Curate and lead training for staff and affiliates on developing their social media presence, best practices, advertising, and audience growth strategies
  • Advise and consult with affiliate staff in onboarding new social media colleagues as needed.
  • Additional duties as requested

Competency—knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent leadership skills, highly collaborative and solution driven
  • Excellent verbal, writing and interpersonal communications skills; 
  • Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on project management and close attention to detail,
  • Commitment to high-quality standards, meeting deadlines and quality of work product
  • Experience in writing and editing persuasive, highly engaging and inspiring social media content; including copywriting skills
  • Experienced with a broad range of social media strategies
  • Interest/motivation in up-to-date trends and continuous learning
  • Highly creative
  • Familiar with social scheduling platforms
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video) in a timely manner
  • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of online marketing channels
  • Familiarity with web design, graphic design,  and/or video editing
  • Analytical and multitasking skills

Required education and experience:

  • BS degree in Marketing or relevant field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in relevant field
  • Proven experience in social media management
  • Hands on experience in content management
  • Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (most critical to have high-level experience) 
  • YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn (moderate level of experience) 
  • Canva (moderate level of experience) 
  • Organic content not paid
  • Design tools basic proficiency

Language requirements: Fluent in English 

Physical demands: None

Travel: None

Additional eligibility qualifications:

  • Second language in Spanish or Arabic is a plus.
  • Salesforce Social Studio experience 
  • Previous experience with cause marketing or non-profits 
  • Active interest in global issues, news and social media trends
  • Spanish/Arabic as a second language is a plus

Affirmative action plan/equal employment opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, men, bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and members of other minority or marginalized groups. Please see Equal Employment Opportunity for more information. Both the organization and employee agree to comply with the zero tolerance policy for any type of abuse, harassment, molestation, intimidation, or sexual and labor exploitation.

Disclaimer of Other Duties: Additional duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice by direct supervisor based on organizational or programmatic priorities and goals.

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  • Location
    REMOTE, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    US Salary
  • Minimum Experience