Specialist (Social Media Specialist) #127717

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, Maryland
Sep 19, 2022
Oct 24, 2022
Full Time

Specialist (Social Media Specialist) #127717

Office of Marketing and Communications

Full-Time, Regular Exempt

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is seeking a well-qualified Social Media Specialist, to join the Office of Marketing and Communications. One of 13 schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, the Smith School is a recognized leader in management research and education for the global economy. The school is consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools by leading business publications such as Business Week, Financial Times, Economist and the Wall Street Journal.

The social media and internal communications specialist will join a creative, energetic Marketing Communications team at the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, to pitch, develop, create and publish multimedia content for social channels, website, internal communications, and alumni communications; with the goal of growing audience, building brand awareness, and ultimately driving enrollments to school programs and events. Skills include a working knowledge of major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok), copywriting, simple video capture and editing, simple photography and editing, and project management.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, journalism, communications or related field plus 2+ years of related experience. Demonstrated ability to create engaging multimedia content and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Candidate must present writing samples and preferably also video samples. Inventive, warm and compelling copywriting. Excellent visual and written communications skills. Working knowledge of major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok); basic knowledge of SEO best practices. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign plus Lightroom/Photoshop and Premiere; outstanding interpersonal communication skills. Able to communicate effectively with all constituents within a highly diverse university environment. Ability to work quickly and meet deadlines; ability to manage multiple projects and stay organized; ability to take initiative, solve problems and deliver results without close supervision. Knowledge of and basic skills with photo and video editing software and equipment.

Salary: Mid $50’s to High $60’s based on qualifications and experience. When applying, please upload a PDF version of your cover letter, resume and list of references. For best consideration, please submit applications no later than October 3, 2022 at https://ejobs.umd.edu; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No H1-B Visa sponsorship offered for this position. For more information about the University of Maryland, please visit www.maryland.edu.

For information about the Robert H. Smith School of Business, visit our Web site at www.rhsmith.umd.edu.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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