Social Media Manager

Atlanta , GA
Jul 23, 2022
Aug 11, 2022
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat has an immediate opening for a qualified individual to join a dynamic program in public health-related social marketing and health communication. The successful candidate will have experience in digital and social media strategy, social media content development, and paid social media campaigns. Experience with a range of public health topics, including health disparities, is preferred. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Use a strategic approach to social media, developing content that is engaging, uses platform best practices, and meets project goals. 
•    Develop accurate, compelling, audience-appropriate content for digital and social platforms. 
•    Manage paid social media campaigns.
•    Work with a graphic designer or use graphic design skills to create engaging social media graphics to accompany social media messages.
•    Direct and conduct social media listening and media monitoring activities, including analysis and reporting.
•    Provide leadership in maintaining client relationships, delivering strategic council, and troubleshooting project-related issues.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, public health, or related field with at least 8 years of experience, including experience as a digital/social media strategist and content developer or a Master's degree in communications, public health, or related field with at least 6 years of experience, including experience as a digital/social media strategist and content developer. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Experience with a range of public health topics, including health disparities. 
•    Experience leading and contributing to business development efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Must be familiar with best practices in integrated marketing communications, social marketing, and have demonstrated ability to lead the execution of these tasks.
•    Proven ability to consistently make sound judgments and effectively collaborate with project team members. 
•    Innovative communications strategist with excellent organization and management skills.
•    Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.