[CLOSED] We’re Hiring: The Millions Needs a Social Media Manager

July 28, 2016 | 1 2 min read

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For the first time ever, The Millions is hiring a paid part-time social media manager. This person will helm our Twitter feed, Facebook page, and Tumblr, and help shape the social media presence of the site. This is an exciting opportunity to get in front of a laundry list of influential, brilliant folks in publishing, media, and academia, not to mention the most engaged, avid readers of literary work that you’ll find anywhere.

The job:
We are looking for someone who can spend a minimum of five hours per week, apportioned any way you see fit. (You will ideally have the flexibility to participate in “Make a book a dad book” hashtag games on Twitter from time to time.) The basic responsibilities are:

  • Posting to our Twitter account, Facebook page, and Tumblr
  • Curating our “Curiosities” link roundup
  • Brainstorming with editor and publisher about how to get our essays and criticism onto readers’ screens

You are:

  • A voracious reader with a solid knowledge of contemporary fiction
  • A culture vulture and up to date on the literary/arts issues of the day
  • A social media superstar who voluntarily spends a lot of time online
  • An engaging writer both under and over 140 characters
  • Very organized, responsive, and able to make the most of your time with not a lot of oversight
  • Reasonably technologically savvy (experience with Tweetdeck or other social media management tools required; experience with WordPress and email marketing platforms nice to have)

$500 per month. After six months there will be possibility of expanding the position and renegotiating this rate. The Millions has no dedicated office, so this is a remote position and can be done from anywhere in the world.

To apply:
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send the following materials to [email protected]:

  • A resume
  • Three sample Curiosities, using the format we use on the site
  • Twitter account(s) you use; any Facebook pages you’ve had the opportunity to run for schools, publications, companies, etc.; your Tumblr, blog, etc. (Essentially, show us that you have experience using these tools, even if it’s just your own sparsely followed, but very entertaining Twitter account.)

The deadline is Friday, August 5.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Image credit: Flickr, brizzlebornandbred

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One comment:

  1. Probably would want the social media hound to get you all up on Instagram and places like snapchat as well as a horde of other avenues. Goodreads group or a charity donation by authors to get you guys some fire and attention. Maybe even create an app, those aren’t too terribly hard. But definitely if you’re not in touch with readers via social media, you’re missing out and that’s a shame. What you feature is stellar. Good luck. Hope you don’t mind, I reposted and am spreading the word via a blog post.
    If it’s a prob, let me know.
    Fingers crossed.

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