Director of Social Media

New York, NY

*This role can be held remotely.*


Her Campus Media is seeking a strategic, innovative, growth-minded, Gen Z-obsessed Director of Social to oversee social strategy, operations, and growth across Her Campus, College Fashionista, and Spoon University. This role reports directly to the VP, Content and is responsible for managing each brand’s social lead and working with them to set and implement vision, strategy, and best practices to drive growth, engagement, and brand perception across all social platforms. This is a fast-paced role that requires someone entrepreneurial and scrappy who is comfortable managing a lot of moving parts, thinking big-picture as well as digging into the nitty gritty, trying new innovative tactics, taking a data-driven approach, and working in a collaborative environment with other departments. The ideal candidate is someone who is a TikTok and Instagram expert and has their finger on the pulse of Gen Z, is passionate about leading a team of social editors, and is excited to step into a cross-brand role overseeing all of social for our portfolio of leading Gen Z brands.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee social across all platforms for Her Campus, College Fashionista, and Spoon University, managing the social lead for each brand
  • In collaboration with social leads, set social vision, strategy, processes, and best practices and work with team to execute on it
  • Drive significant growth and engagement across platforms, hitting goals and KPIs
  • Manage relationships with off-platform partners and pitch content to them, such as Flipboard and Apple News
  • Analyze social data, prepare reports and insights, and optimize strategy based on the results
  • Collaborate with editors, branded content team, events team, integrated marketing team to support editorial and branded content, events, and initiatives on social
  • Prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion through your work in order to serve our diverse audience and community
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of social trends and happenings, Gen Z culture, new social platforms, and the competitive landscape


Qualifications

We believe the following will set you up for success in this role. If you don't have all of these qualifications, please still consider applying and tell us more about what makes you a great candidate for this role! We value unique perspectives, approaches and backgrounds. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or other college degree) preferred
  • 5-7+ years experience working in social media, preferably at a Gen Z/women’s digital media brand
  • 3+ years management experience
  • Highly adept across TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
  • Ability to spearhead and create new social franchises across HCM brands
  • Prior experience starting and building a TikTok, Instagram, or other social accounts from scratch a plus
  • Specific expertise in overseeing Pinterest and generating traffic from Pinterest a plus
  • Demonstrated history of hitting and surpassing growth goals
  • Comfort functioning in an entrepreneurial environment and creating new processes, programs, and initiatives from scratch 
  • Big-picture, strategic thinker who can still operate with rigorous attention to detail
  • Ability and interest in working collaboratively with other departments including community, events, branded content, integrated marketing, design, and more
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Quick and efficient worker with ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to function autonomously and complete projects and tasks without close management and supervision
  • Self-starter with go-getter attitude, positive and upbeat nature, and excellent work ethic who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty and is excited about working in a start-up environment
  • Passion for Her Campus Media brands, our mission, our audience of college women/Gen Z, and the job of serving as the company’s social lead, growing our followings, and elevating our brands


Additional Information

Benefits & Perks

  • Eligibility for performance bonuses
  • Choice among six health insurance plans
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • 401k retirement savings plan with company matching
  • Unlimited PTO and flexibility to work remotely
  • Extremely generous company holiday policy, with 16+ paid holidays annually including 2 floating holidays
  • Highly parent-friendly culture, including 12 full weeks of parental leave plus additional 4 weeks of part-time parental leave, all fully paid
  • Summer Fridays
  • FSA and HSA offered
  • Life insurance
  • Optional short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Free One Medical membership offering same-day primary care over video or in person
  • Free Talkspace membership providing mental health services
  • Free Health Advocate services to help navigate the healthcare system
  • Dog-friendly office (if in Boston)


Interview Process & Expectations

  • To apply, click the “I’m interested” button to upload your resume and submit a cover letter. 
  • Our timeline is to make a hire ASAP. You can expect approx. 4 rounds of interviews, including an initial phone screen and interviews with the VP, Content, edit and social team members, and co-founder & CEO/editor-in-chief. You will also be asked to complete a work product test. 
  • Please refer to our Interview Prep Guide (hercampusmedia.com/careers/interview-prep) for a general overview of our hiring and interview process and what we look for in applications.
  • We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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