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Sr. Manager, Social Strategy

Sr. Manager, Social Strategy

Full-time
From $95,000 To $105,000

Posted 2 months ago

Crooked believes that we need a better conversation about politics, culture, and the world around us—one that doesn’t just focus on what’s broken, but what we can do to fix it. We are a media network that showcases stories, voices, and opportunities for activism that inform, entertain, and inspire action, because it’s up to all of us to do our part to build a better world.

Job Summary:

This role oversees the social strategy vertical of Crooked Media’s social team including @crookedmedia and @votesaveamerica.  This role manages one full-time employee and reports directly into the VP of Social.  The Senior. Manager, Social Strategy is fundamental in the oversight and implementation of our overarching social strategy, including developing strategic briefs for high-priority campaigns, managing our social media calendar, publishing schedule, community engagement, as well as managing and developing the team into experts and excellent collaborators across the organization.  They will ensure the social output aligns with the network/show’s brand and resonates with the audience.

Crooked has adopted a hybrid work model for our entire staff. We believe that the best work is done in a hybrid capacity as it combines the flexibility of working from home with in-person collaboration. We are ideally looking for Los Angeles-based candidates, or candidates willing to relocate within the first 3 months of accepting an offer. In addition, Crooked requires all employees to provide proof of full vaccination and booster to combat the spread of Covid-19. 

How You’ll Spend Your Time:

Social Media Strategy + Developing Junior Staff

  • Ensure the implementation and make optimizations to the social media strategy that aligns with Crooked Media’s brand identity, objectives, and target audience
  • Manage and maintain Crooked Media’s presence on major social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Threads
  • Manage and develop the social strategy team made up of full-time employees and freelancers
  • Oversee copywriting process and approve all posts before publication
  • Collaborate with content creators, podcast hosts, and other team members to promote and amplify our podcasts, articles, events, and other relevant content
  • Analyze social media metrics, track performance, and provide regular reports to the team, highlighting key insights and recommendations for improvement
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media trends, tools, and best practices, and propose innovative strategies to improve our social media presence
  • Stay informed about current events, news, and trends relevant to Crooked Media’s content to ensure timely and relevant social media updates

Social Media Calendar Management & Community Management

  • Oversee Crooked Media’s Social Calendar including plotting out posts, adhering to the strategy guidelines regarding cadence, and updating the team with changes in real time
  • Oversee Crooked Media’s community management strategy and ideate with the team new ways to surprise and delight the community

Social Lead on High Priority Projects

  • Develop and execute social media campaigns to promote new podcast launches, live events, merchandise, and other initiatives
  • Empower Sr. Coordinator to fully lead one-off special projects and help develop their strategy building skills
  • Communicate project updates to relevant stakeholders and ensure all deliverables are requested, QA’d and delivered in a timely manner

What You’ll Bring To The Table:

  • 4-5 years of experience working in media, entertainment or politics
  • Working knowledge of all social media platform best-practices and a finger to the pulse of industry updates
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment while juggling multiple tasks
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a very busy, high-pressure, team setting
  • Strong collaboration skills – can work well with navigating various stakeholders and teams

This job description provides a summary of how you’ll spend your time but is nowhere near exhaustive, so other duties may be assigned over time. 

Pay and Perks: 

At Crooked, we believe in paying employees at or above market rates that are informed by salary surveys and industry benchmarks. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer full-time employees excellent benefits including:

  • Paid healthcare
  • 401k match
  • Generous vacation
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • A discretionary year-end bonus
  • Did we also mention our offices are closed at the end of the year?

When we open up a position, we conduct a market analysis to ensure we have the most up-to-date data. Once we’re ready to extend an offer, we look at the individual’s years of relevant experience and other compensable factors to determine a competitive offer. And for this role, the starting salary range is $95,000 – $105,000.

About Us

We welcome everyone—as an inclusive workplace, we invite all our employees to bring their authentic, whole selves to work. Our mission and intent is to encourage people from every nation, race/ethnicity, belief, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, and culture to feel respected and valued for their unique contributions to our company.

We approach our work courageously, adapt and improve constantly, and celebrate the wins big and small. We cultivate a culture of creativity and expression at Crooked Media. We hire the best talent, ensure they have the tools and training they need, and set them free. If you have a high degree of ownership and are driven to excel, you’ll fit right in.

That’s it. End of mission.

Are you the right fit for this?