Social Media Strategist

Marketing and Selling of Primary Products

Education and Advocacy

Create

Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage.

Amy Jo Martin 
Social Media Strategist

Isaac LeClair FCC

In A Nutshell

I come up with online strategies and campaigns to make our brand more popular with the public.

I create and publish content on our social media accounts. 

I answer questions and talk to the public through DMs and comments. 

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Potential Salary Range

$40,000 - 78,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
Alberta
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
Manitoba
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Ontario
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Quebec
Saskwatchewan SK
Saskwatchewan

I spend most of my time in a home office on my computer. When I need to get in touch with customers, our modern virtual world makes it easy to connect and bounce around ideas from the comfort of my own home. 

Workplace

Indoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Create content that can be shared on social media
  • Plan and schedule posts so that the greatest number of people will see them
  • Respond to questions and manage conversations and comments on social media pages
  • Manage public comments that could make the company look bad
  • Understand engagement trends and use that information to make future posts more successful
  • Stay up-to-date with current trends on social media to keep the company exciting and relevant

Education & Training

  • A university degree or college diploma in business marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, museology or a discipline related to a particular subject matter is usually required.
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Job Outlook

    Job seekers in marketing and communications have a great outlook ahead of them as experts predict there will be more jobs available than there are employees to fill them.

Related School Subjects

Practical Applied Arts
Social Studies
English Language Arts
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Marketing Communication Virtual Online

Important Skills

Creativity & Innovation

Creating a brand through social media is all about getting noticed; having creative and unique content is the most important way to make a splash. 

Customer Service

Part of the job is making sure customers that reach out through social media feel their questions are answered and they’re being taking care of.

Planning

While the goal is to make the public feel that our content is new and honest, it takes a lot of planning to get the right posts out at the right time to really stand out on social media.  

Written Communications

Because the whole world will be able to see everything I write on social media, enjoying and being good at writing is super important if people are going to take the brand seriously.

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The Best Things About This Job Are…

Creative Work
Flexible Work Environment
Using Technology
Regular Hours
Has Business Perks