Good news for jobseekers – I’ve installed a Jobs page to make looking for social media and online marketing jobs a little bit easier. I hope it helps you in your search!
If you’re interested in social media jobs within regulated industries, let me know. There’s a financial services company looking for a social media pro to help build out their program. Have you seen it? Go here to check out the full description.
If you haven’t joined the Social Media Jobs board on Facebook, you should take a look and apply to join! It’s free and plenty of folks are sharing job postings.
BLAZE (in business since 1990) is a PR agency specializing in consumer, hospitality, food and healthy lifestyle. Our Santa Monica office is hiring ASAP and we are looking for creative, smart and hard-working people to join our in-house social media team. Please send cover letter and resume to Kat Calbes at kcalbes<at>blazepr<dot>com.
Day-to-day coordination and monitoring of online conversations within the social web about clients, their brand, products, and competition while reporting key insights and recommendations
Track and report analytics for social media clients
Conduct market research and competitive audits
Conduct audience segmentation and creation of personas/profiles
Research and coordinate blogger/online media outreach
Implement initiatives in social networking, web communities and other social media marketing and web technology
Research interactive marketing and emerging media trends and pull specific, relevant stats and insights in support of strategic business cases
Successfully team with agency account teams on social media marketing projects integrated with traditional PR plans
Working with Social Media Community Manager to understand clients’ business goals, requirements, and current marketing plans
1/3 Daily monitoring and engagement
1/3 Reporting and research (weekly and monthly)
1/3 Creative thinking, planning and implementation
Strong understanding of social networking and social media marketing i.e., blogs, social networks, microblogging, podcasts/Web TV, wikis/collaborative software
Understanding of and/or experience in Public Relations including coordination and implementation of PR and marketing tactics
Skilled in Microsoft Office and Macintosh applications
Strong data research and analysis capabilities
Detail-oriented with strong organization and time management skills
Experience in serving client needs and providing deliverables in a timely fashion
1-2 years of experience in Interactive/Online marketing
1 year of experience in client management
Ability to maintain own work flow and meet deadlines
Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Visit www.blazepr.com to learn more about the agency, our clients, why we love what we do, etc.
As intern applications come in, they’re put in Yes, No, Maybe piles. When I check the No pile, I see why they’re Nos.
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to review and filter applications for open positions at several organizations and groups. You’ve seen Monster.com or your school’s jobsearch tips, guidelines, and suggestions on how to get your resume to the Yes pile, right? Well, let me just fill up more space in the universe and repeat it over and over. Apparently some people think these rules don’t apply to them. Think again, padawan, because that’s why you’re still in the No pile.
Read the directions. If we request a resume and a cover letter, please send a resume and a cover letter. We receive great resumes, but they don’t come with cover letters that show how you write and your enthusiasm. It also tells us you don’t know how to follow directions.
Spell-check. There have been times when I stop reading a cover letter to find out about you, but I start to circle grammatical and syntactical errors. My fault for losing my attention span, your fault for causing it
Don’t mail-merge your cover letter and omit every field. We recently received a cover letter from a college senior majoring in communications. First, she mail-merged her cover letters. (Ok, I’m going to let this slide, but let’s just say my colleagues didn’t let this slide.) Second, every mail merge field was EMPTY. It read, “Dear [company].” Really.
Don’t overstuff your resume. We can read between the lines. This is why your cover letter is so important! If you don’t have a lot of work experience, then I’d like to read why you want this internship or job. Are you trying to pick up class credit, experience, travel writing, social media experience? What is it? Tell us in your cover letter! Tell us your academic achievements and what you’re looking to do as a career!
My personal pet peeve: Don’t oversell your school. I rolled my eyes when I read “I come from the prestigious [insert university]‘s School of Communication.” You know what? I don’t care. You could have graduated from a junior college and I still wouldn’t care. I care about you than your school, and my peers share the same view.
So go forth, young Padawan, and make sure you pay attention to your potential employer’s application.
It’s hot in the Valley! It’s blazin’! Get it, get it? [nudge, nudge]
As you may know, I work at Blaze PR** in Santa Monica, and Blaze is hiring! Blaze is building out their social media team, and you’ll be working with me! w00t! I’m excited to help build this team with Blaze.
Here are the links to the job descriptions. I do have the PDFs if anyone needs them. You can comment with your email or email me at chris<at>chrisylam<dot>com, and I can send it over.
We are hiring ASAP. I mean, like yesterday. So if you’re interested in any positions, send in those resumes and cover letters NOW!
Please forward these descriptions to your networks!
** Please note that everything you see, hear, read here on this website is wholly my own. This website and blog do not reflect the opinions of my clients or employers. If you don’t like what you see here, blame me and not my firm(s).
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