Civic Dinners Social Media Manager  


Civic Dinners is looking for an experienced and creative Social Media Manager to join our team based in Atlanta. As a Social Media Manager, you will be responsible for shaping, developing and implementing our social media strategy that expands our presence to cities around the world.

Imagine being able to spend every day focused on creating space at the table for the unheard voices — and helping to capture their stories, perspectives, concerns, and hopes for the future in ways that leaders and co-creators can implement. Let’s make that happen!  

\\ WHO WE ARE

Our team at Civic Dinners is lean and strong. We’re an award-winning civic-engagement platform that brings people together around the dinner table to have conversations that matter. We’re set for major growth over the next year and need someone full-time committed to growing Civic Dinners and our new initiative, The Lovable City, to new heights, spanning cities all across the U.S. and the world.  

 

\\ WHO YOU ARE

You’ve helped build brands before. Now you want to build a movement. You’ve found your calling and believe in the power of social media to raise awareness on the issues that matter. You are a total natural for creating fun, witty, and informative posts that start powerful conversations, build an audience, and spark real behavior change. You get high off of creating meaningful change at the local level, and one day you might even run for office. But first, you’re ready to go all in with a team that’s poised for growth and opportunity.  

As a content junkie, you can’t help but take 100 photos and videos when trying to capture the right moment when all you need is one. You’re a video editing ninja and have your finger on the pulse of all the latest social tools. You’re the first to sign-up for Facebook Blueprint updates and webinars with instinctual understanding of ROI for social media ad investment. You don’t just create content. You design it. Test it. Then re-write it, and re-design it to meet your high expectations for engagement. You crave authenticity and you’re all about building relationships through social media. You bring joy to your work, think outside the box, and love talking with strangers — both online and offline — especially if it means recording a sound bite or an interview that would be game changing for social. You’re a minimalist, but also a lover of hand-lettered type, keen to sketch out ideas before designing them in InDesign, Illustrator, Canva, or photoshop.   

You think like an entrepreneur. You’re uber reliable, consistent, and always on time. You move fast and thrive in the startup space. You love collaborating with brilliant peers and jamming together on campaign ideas and then running off to execute. You see the world changing before your eyes and you wonder what you can do to make a difference. You’re tired of the same voices getting all the love, and you’re ready to celebrate what’s working, not just what’s wrong with the world. You want to use your talents, your gifts, your time, and your passion for good. You’re eager to help build a more inclusive world.  

 

Essential job functions:  

  • Create and execute social media strategy, to include content calendar creation and content distribution/organization across all organization social media platforms  

  • Day-to-day management of all social media accounts while using the defined voice and tone of each account  

  • Take lead on ideation and production of social media content and campaigns for coverage of Civic Dinners as well as paid/earned media campaigns to promote Civic Dinners initiatives 

  • Work with Account Manager to get client approvals for digital content, publish/distribute or coordinate with client’s social media contact distribution, and manage analytics for accounts. 

  • Design graphics, film, and produce short-form video content for social channels  

  • Understand and judge news related to Civic Dinners to curate, prioritize, and publish posts that are consistent with the team and brand message, along with engage and grow Civic Dinners subscribers 

  • Attend and cover Civic Dinners events with the goal to produce captivating content that captures the attention of followers  

  • Monitor and measure analytics, report progress to goals and critical metrics to leadership team, and recommend solutions or new types of content based on previous performance  

  • Stay on top of emerging social media trends (organic and paid) – provide recommendations and integration tactics to incorporate them into Civic Dinners digital presence   

  • Ensure all content on website, social channels, and other platforms is accurate and follows brand guidelines  

  • Proactively look for ways to improve performance, simplify interactions and improve the Civic Dinners presence online and on digital platforms  

  • Work with copywriters and designers to ensure content is informative and appealing 

  • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales, and Product Development teams 

  • Monitor SEO and user engagement and suggest content optimization 

  • Communicate with industry professionals and influencers via social media to create a strong network 

 

Specific job knowledge, skills, and abilities:  

The Social Media Manager must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job: 
 

  • Ability to grow a following on social media platforms 

  • Deep understanding of major social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, LinkedIn), and the ability to maximize the Civic Dinners potential on each  

  • Experience managing and providing best practices for social media and video (YouTube, Vimeo, GIPHY, etc.) platforms  

  • Strong visual eye with regard to the creation and curation of graphics, photography, and video for social; Video editing skills in iMovie or other preferred video editing software 

  • Proficiency in Canva, Hootsuite, and Later/Planoly  

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator required; experience with Photoshop and AfterEffects a plus 

  • Understanding of SEO and SEM principles, including experience tracking web analytics, implementing content strategy, keyword strategy, and link building 

  • Experience with social listening and analytics tools is preferred (Sprout, Sprinklr, TrackMaven, etc.) 

  • Excellent writing skills with an eye for grammar, spelling, and thoughtful story creation 

  • Exceptional project management skills are essential, along with attention to detail and organization skills  

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written  

  • Highly motivated self-starter and successful at working with tight deadlines  

  • Ability to collaborate and give critical feedback on content, design, layout, and story  

  • Willingness and ability to work nights and weekends, as needed 

 

Minimum qualifications: A minimum of 1-3 years of related experience 

Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

 
To apply: Complete your application by clicking below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.