Social Media Marketing Manager

Irvine, California | Permanent | Job ID #68344 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a notable fashion/lifestyle brand, is looking for a Social Media Marketing Manager to join their team for a direct-hire, remote opportunity.

Social Media Marketing Manager Responsibilities:

Social Strategy:

  • Set the course for what Social Media means at the organization by establishing a strategic vision for all social channels and KPIs to measure success
  • Continue to build the channels – acquiring new consumers and building engagement
    • Strategize on ways to use content to build emails/ brand/ ads
  • Develop a channel and placement specific strategy that takes advantage of each outlets strengths
  • Partner with creative to deliver smart, relevant and engaging creative on each platform within each medium
  • Maintain visibility to all new channels and new promotional tactics within existing channels to ensure the brand is taking advantage of relevant opportunities
  • Bring innovation to the brand using new channels and platform (Get the company off the ground with TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest Organic)
  • Work with the Business Intelligence team to establish metrics that tie back to web visits and conversion

Social Execution:

  • Working with the community manager to plan and execute 1x – 2x per day on Facebook, Instagram and develop an appropriate post cadence for TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest and any other social tools we deem relevant as a brand
  • Maintain a pulse on what’s current and topical within the social world to make recommendations on content, product and surface up any trends, opportunities or concerns to management
  • Maintain a pulse on what’s current and topical within the social world to make recommendations on content, product and surface up any trends, opportunities or concerns to management

Content Creation:

  • Producing video and stills on a regular basis for content for Stories, Posts, Reels, etc..
  • Lead commercialization our channels by being relevant and creative in brand, product and commercial moments
  • Work with manager and Go to Market team to develop new storylines for marketing endeavors and product launches
  • Manage and update brand marketing calendar at a monthly glance for planned posts.
  • Develop a plan and strategy for execution
  • Develop a close working relationship with creative team to partner on execution of built for social content

Paid Social (organic):

  • Manage budget for sponsored content and boosts to grow audience and engagement

Influencer Engagement and Management:

  • Further the brands strategic thinking in the influencer and content creator space
  • Manage social ambassadors and influencers, current and prospects, leveraging established social media influencer tool
  • Be on the look-out for brand appropriate content with the mindset to chime in/ engage with it as a way to broaden the brands voice in social channels
  • Mine the platforms for social influencers and advocates of the brand we should be developing key partnerships
  • Perform outreach activities, including developing and maintaining relationships with key bloggers, influencers and other media. Leverage those relationships and opportunities where appropriate (i.e – talent for potential shoots, blog contributors, etc)
  • Work with influencers to build follower growth, build content and distribute brand relevant content

Community Management:

  • Always on attitude of monitoring our social channels to respond to customer inquiries, requests and customer service questions
  • Build brand credibility by responding to and engaging with the community and commenting on brand relevant posts
  • Maintain a pulse on what’s current and topical within the social world to make recommendations on content, product and surface up any trends, opportunities or concerns to management
  • Assist community manager by responding within 24 hrs to 95-100% of consumer comments, questions, feedback on both paid and organic posts

Channel Upkeep:

  • Develop and manage a weekly calendar for all brand posts on all channels, to be shared on a weekly basis with creative team
  • Schedule and post, with help of community manager
  • Engage in marketing meetings, brainstorms and activations
  • Ensure backgrounds, links, etc. are all actively maintained and updated

Analytics and Reporting:

  • Improve on our current social media reporting to ensure it’s relevant and actionable, working to derive insights that make us stronger/ better/ more nimble in the social space
  • Monthly competitive trend analysis to show how we’re tracking against brand metrics outlined at beginning of the year
  • Analyze sentiment on the channel to ensure it’s positive, Reporting back on trends and changes in sentiment and possible solutions to customer dissatisfaction.
  • Utilize UTM tags to track sales


  • Manage/mentor staff members
  • As a senior member of the marketing team work closely with the other managers to facilitate an environment of curiosity, inclusion, test-and-learn throughout the organization and team.

Social Media Marketing Manager Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years managing social media for a lifestyle brand
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms, Sprout is a plus
  • TikTok experience required
  • Experience working with a project management tool, Asana preferred
  • Experience working cross functionally across groups, including creative teams
  • Effective presentation of information and strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Goal-oriented, with high standards of honesty, ethics, and personal accountability
  • Proven track record of growing brands social media followers and engagement
  • Successful collaborations with influencers and content creators
  • Always on mindset, social never sleeps

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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