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Social Media Manager

Application Deadline: May 22, 2018

Start Date: May 28, 2018

Part-time Contract Position: 20 hours per week

Remuneration: to be negotiated

Location: Akimbo office at 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto.

Akimbo is Canada's leading online source of contemporary art information and listings. Since 1998, we have promoted our client content through all of our ever-expanding distribution platforms: web, email, mobile, social.

Akimbo is seeking a part time Social Media Manager to work closely and collaboratively with the Akimbo team. The candidate will implement Akimbo's social media strategy by overseeing day-to-day operations and management of active social media channels.

The ideal candidate is a creative, innovative, detail-oriented individual with a passion for social media.

The job will require working four hours per day, generally 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday, with some flexibility, managing our social media activities and client services.


Responsibilities:

The Social Media Manager will:

  • Create an engaging and valuable content experience for Akimbo's social media followers and clients across multiple platforms
  • Develop strategies, tactics and editorial calendars to support business priorities on social media
  • Advise on social media integrations to support business priorities
  • Grow and foster engaged social media communities while supporting Akimbo's business objectives
  • Monitor, respond to and moderate social media conversations on managed platforms
  • Track, analyze, optimize and report on social media engagement to help meet objectives

Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year experience managing several social channels simultaneously in a business or organizational environment
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of the Canadian visual art world
  • Effective ability to plan, create, and implement engaging content on social media platforms
  • Ability to research and apply metrics to analyze and strategize growth of Akimbo's social media channels
  • Active participant on multiple social media platforms
  • Knowledgeable about current social media trends and innovations

Skills:

  • Extremely comfortable working with all major social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (highly experienced) and Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Tumblr (working knowledge)
  • Strong capability with at least one social media management tool (Hootsuite, Later, Social Report, Buffer, etc.)
  • Moderate knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (able to crop, resize, export, colour-correct, and create text-based ads effectively)

Competencies:

  • Time management: reliable and able to follow through on workflow within allocated hours and timeframe - must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Problem-solving: demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Communication: confident written, verbal, and oral communicator
  • Business Communication: able to communicate with clients professionally over email
  • Friendly: outgoing and able to interact easily and professionally with clients and the public
  • Initiative: ability to work independently as well as part of a team


Apply:

Please email your CV, links to business/organization-related social channels that you personally manage and a cover letter addressed to Kim Fullerton to kimful@akimbo.ca by May 22, 5pm. Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Akimbo, please visit akimbo.ca.

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