AMS Pictures
  • Alchemy at AMS
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • $40 - $45k
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, 401k


Do you secretly prefer communicating with stakeholders over communicating with your own family? Do you dream in analytics? Are you able to strategize for both Snapchatters and their parents in the same jam-packed afternoon? Do you concoct wildly epic engagement ideas? Is brainstorming and writing outreach collateral totally your idea of a good time? Are you willing to compete in "Golden Girls" trivia nights? (Okay, that last one is mostly optional.)

If you're now officially freaked out because you feel like we're fully in your brain, then you might just be a perfect addition to the Alchemy at AMS team. We're looking for a Social Media Specialist to plan and create run campaigns for clients and the agency. That includes creating thoughtful social media plans, engaging content, posting schedules, advertising pushes, contests and other innovative outreach tactics to further connect with users and build awareness. Oh, and there are unlimited supplies of chocolate, Topo Chico and random-bursting-into-song available to help fuel all this magic.

Working under the guidance of the Managing Director, the Social Media Specialist also plays a large role in continuing to build and evolve the overall agency digital footprint and reach.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, research, write and publish (via CMS) compelling, topic-appropriate digital content regularly for multiple audiences, on behalf of clients and Alchemy at AMS
  • Use editorial calendar software as part of publishing workflow
  • Be able to speak to our different audiences in the suitable voice and tone (including a completely authentic voice for engaging with teens via news stories and social posts)
  • Find usable images (resize as necessary) and/or video to go with news stories and social media posts
  • Respond to followers as necessary/appropriate, seed content as needed, send thank-you messages, etc.
  • Prepare monthly analytics reports as directed by Alchemy at AMS staff
  • Make strategic recommendations for increased engagement on social platforms
  • Collaborate with project management team as requested
  • Other writing, editing and proofreading projects as assigned

Required Skills

  • Excellent web research and news curation skills (experience gathering education-related news is a plus)
  • Proven ability to write short, engaging, blog-style news articles for teen audience and educator audience
  • Proven ability to drive social media campaign aimed at teens (**this is critical) as well as adults
  • Genuine understanding of present-day teen culture (what works and what doesn't work when engaging this audience)
  • Ability to write to match established editorial tone/voice
  • Deep, proven familiarity with current social media culture and trends
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide variety of social media platforms
  • Strong ability to find compelling stock photos (and do very light editing to them as needed)
  • Ability to both plan ahead editorially and react quickly to immediate news as needed
  • Any background/experience in education (especially college-readiness) a definite plus
  • Ability to follow client-mandated guidelines for social-media interaction
  • Ability to take initiative, self-manage and meet all deadlines
  • Strong grammar/proofreading/spelling skills are an absolute must (familiarity with MLA writing style guide a plus)
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Samples

  • Please submit 5-7 published writing samples (especially anything written for a teen audience and/or education-related)
  • Please submit samples from any social media campaign you may have run, and demonstrate how you grew your audience for the campaign
  • Feel free to send along anything else that demonstrates your ability to write to a variety of different audiences (via social media, news stories/blog posts, or longer-form pieces)
  • When responding, please include a list of social media platforms that you have deep experience in utilizing

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

***This position is located in Austin, TX***

Must adhere to company values: professionalism, profitability, positive attitude, client service and quality.

About Alchemy at AMS

Alchemy at AMS is a turnkey marketing agency focused on social good. We create "media that matters" by developing on-target communication strategies and translating them into unexpected, compelling products that inspire true passion and transform lives. Making a difference is our specialty.

Our team is a division of AMS Pictures, one of the largest creative media agencies in the Southwest that's been dazzling and empowering audiences since 1982. We're a bit of an odd bird'a hybrid between a creative studio and a strategic marketing and advertising agency'and we wouldn't have it any other way. While we embrace the nimble, curious and hungry attitude of a startup, our division has all the benefits of a well-resourced production and post studio, along with highly experienced and exceedingly talented people who excel in their crafts.

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