Social Media Specialist - Entertainment/Pop Culture

Universal City, California | Freelance | Job ID #54345 |
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Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking a contract Social Media Specialist for a 12 month contract.


  • Work with social strategy manager to develop and grow fan engagement strategies
  • Platform ownership, takes the lead on insights, analytics and future planning for specific social platform
  • Keep up-to-date on industry trends/productions methods/social strategies and work with social media manager to implement new tactics as necessary
  • Assists with major initiatives as well as day-to-day news operations, including native social content, social engagement, audience development and social takeovers and campaigns
  • Implements social initiatives on all social platforms, pivots with new social strategies


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years of experience in social media or digital content space at a major brand / content-first entertainment company
  • Thorough understanding of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram insights
  • Demonstrable experience identifying shareable/viral content: pop culture expert fluent in what's trending and always plugged in to latest conversations
  • Experience with SocialFlow (or similar social programming tools), plus thorough understanding of social insights and analytics.
  • Effective communication and experience working across multiple departments
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with initiative
  • A blend of collaborative skills as well as being an independent self-starter
  • Flexible and has ability to shift gears quickly between multiple campaigns and projects managed.
  • Cool under pressure and a pleasant while professional demeanor, both in the office and when interacting with talent for celebrity social activations on-location when assigned
  • A good eye for content composition, either self-generated/created or professionally sourced
  • Excellent writing skills and a sharp wit - quick with brand-appropriate pop culturally relevant social copy. Goes for the clever vs. the obvious.
  • Have a natural desire to tweet when another one of your favorite celebrity couples breaks up—if you didn’t tweet about it, did it even happen?
  • Must love talking about pop culture: In a group chat with your friends, at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner and especially on social media.

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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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