Associate Social Director

Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Permanent | Job ID #37300 |
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This person will be leading a team of 2-5 (coordinators, specialists, community managers, paid specialists). They need to be fluent with paid execution, strategy, content calendars, performance (across most social platforms), enterprise tech tools, social listening tools and mentoring!!!!! Retail account experience needed. Any background experience within auto, healthcare or finance is NOT preferred.


The purpose of this job description is to describe the authority, responsibilities, and duties of the Associate Social Marketing Director.


The Associate Social Marketing Director is selected and placed into the position by the EVP of the zDigital Division. This position works under General Direction. Must complete work unsupervised. Incumbent uses of discretion and independent judgement to accomplish tasks.

Overall Objective

The Associate Social Marketing Director is second in command in our world-class Social Media Newsroom and is responsible for overseeing comprehensive social media strategies and business results for our Clients. They are responsible for growing the Social knowledge and IQ of the agency.. They are responsible for overseeing as well as actively participating in a wide variety of social media activities including blogging, community development and management, Search & Response, reporting, as well as up-to-the-minute industry knowledge. Execution is focused on Social and Integrated campaigns, paid social campaigns, evaluation and implementation of social tools, developing social messaging/content strategies, Blogs/Vlogs, Optimized Press Releases, Mobile Marketing Campaigns, Online Newsrooms, Viral Videos, Photosharing, Podcasting & Webcasts, Tweet chats.


The Associate Social Marketing Director provides digital counsel to clients and supports the Agency’s social media initiatives. This means to infuse social media thinking and strategy into all media programs, managing client relationships, activating online social media programs, advancing social media integration thinking among account teams, providing thought leadership and digital direction for new business opportunities. They strategize with and educate executives and others across the company on incorporating relevant social media techniques into the corporate culture and into all of the company’s products and services.

Based on strategic assignment, this role focused on three areas:

  • National brand management (client portfolio)
  • New business (integrated agency/existing client growth)
  • Platform focus and expertise (Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Bloggers, etc.)

Account Management

  • Anticipate Client(s) needs and keep the Agency in the position of leading.
  • Maintain constant contact with appropriate client personnel and team to ensue continuing agency awareness of client’s desires, interests and overall marketing objectives.
  • Represent the Agency in client and in interagency meetings, and have enough presence to persuade clients and agencies to embark on social programs.
  • Track weekly and report weekly campaign performance with actionable optimization recommendations.

Social Media Campaign Development

  • Define comprehensive social media strategies to increase visibility, membership and traffic to on- and offline destinations.
  • Monitor trends in social media, indentify tools and applications and appropriately apply that knowledge to create successful Social Media campaigns.
  • Create in-depth Social Media proposals with an eye toward integrated strategy driving the overall business objectives
  • Collaborate with partner agencies to ensure sound comprehensive strategic recommendations for clients.
  • Work with clients and partners to develop incentives, rewards and tools to measure participation in the social communities
  • Work directly with traditional Account Management teams for the inclusion and consideration of social strategies and tactics in marketing efforts and campaigns.
  • Develop strategies and tactical recommendations for clients’ social media campaigns.
  • Manage the preparation and delivery of social presentations to the Client.
  • Work with Media Planning and the Account Team in development of annual media plans and campaigns.

Social Media Campaign Execution

  • Oversee flawless execution of client projects, on time and on budget.
  • Establish consistency of messaging across multiple networks and work with both the clients and vendors to ensure proper messaging is being executed online.
  • Prepare reports to update internal staff on site statistics.
  • Supervise support staff in their direct or indirect responsibility for the development of client projects, as well as professional growth, providing internal team leadership and mentoring
  • Plan and monitor social media campaigns, inclusive of paid media and organic conversations within the social space.
  • Build and maintain client’s content distribution network by way of social media channels.
  • Identify threats and opportunities in user generated content surrounding our brand, report to appropriate parties.

Staff Management

  • Daily management and oversight of the social marketing team.
  • Inspire staff to master current technologies while learning up-and-coming technologies and social outlets.
  • Partner with associates to ensure they have meaningful, relevant goals and professional development plans in place.
  • Provide guidance, counsel and mentorship to team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Business or other related field.
  • 5+ years experience in Social Media Marketing
  • Possess extensive social media experience and a direct “on the pulse” connection to the ever evolving social media world.
  • Proven ability to draw on the full arsenal of Social Media tools to develop a holistic integrated strategy for a wide variety of clients.
  • Experience in formulating and driving long-term strategic account plans, strategies & roadmaps
  • Be passionately in tune with latest social media developments, online behaviors, and trends.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote and current social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Google +,Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, Pintrest, etc.)
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, networking, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Urgency and a strong attention to detail, specifically with regards to written communications
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Strong initiative and willingness to approach work with a sense of urgency
  • Strong business ethics; be reliable and dependable
  • Exceptional at building and presenting concepts/programs for clients and new business opportunities


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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