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SOCIAL MEDIA AND RESEARCH SPECIALIST (FREELANCE)

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Schmidt Marine Technology Partners is a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. We fund the development of ocean technologies that solve complex ocean health issues, and in most cases, strong commercialization potential. We provide broader business support through a network of consultants and mentors, helping those working in the marine technology field to get better connected to each other. Schmidt Marine works to assist the needs of individuals and provide long-term support for groups whose efforts show the most promise. Beyond funding, we tailor our assistance to the needs of groups to help them move their ideas toward economic sustainability.

Job summary

Schmidt Marine Technology Partners is looking for someone to provide content for promoting grantees across the organization’s web-based platforms, including their website and social media accounts for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. They will be expected to research related technology and business industries, create content to provide a source of trusted information to the larger marine tech community, and expand networking options by reaching new people interested in working with us or grantees. They also will need to keep existing contacts engaged over the long term. The candidate will share the organization’s and grantees’ successes through content development and social media plans that differentiate Schmidt Marine from other feeds, focusing on ocean-related stories with a technology focus.

Responsibilities

  • Create, post, and manage monthly social media/editorial calendars using research and strategy to achieve growth. Some content can come from related sites, but a significant portion should be generated by candidates following trends, events, and advancements.
  • Regular posting in conjunction with social media plans, including work with promotion and targeted ads. Monitor and track social media posts and audience growth.
  • Assist with story development spotlighting grantees through website interviews and video production.
  • Assist with the creation and upkeep of grantee web pages, blogs, and interactive content on the organization’s website and social media pages, including message development.
  • Source content for social channels, including partnering with internal and external teams.
  • Analyze content performance to optimize ongoing strategies.
  • Identify trends, relevant news, influencers, and other social media opportunities, helping to increase Schmidt Marine and its grantees’ voice and recognition.
  • Define tactics for expanding Schmidt Marine Technology Partner’s social media audience to achieve a broader network. This should include plans for a targeted community—primarily an audience of people working directly in marine technology or related fields (legal, communications, business, press, investors, etc.).

Preferred Requirements

  • Proven knowledge and understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn) and how each platform can be used in different scenarios – a mastery in and passion for all social media channels.
  • Must have at least two years of experience with social media management for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Proven experience building a significant following from scratch.
  • Experience with ad/sponsorship options on key platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
  • Must have at least two years of experience with social media audience development, advertising, growth strategy, and analytics. 
  • Experience with data collection and research. Experience with science/technical translation is a plus.
  • Firm understanding and interest in technology and business—familiarity with ocean conservation and science is a plus.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences.
  • Attention to detail and adherence to deliverables with strong time management and coordination skills.
  • Comfortable building relationships and working independently or with a distributed network of people across the world.
  • Experience with WordPress, website management, and social media platforms.
  • Proficiency with Google suite, including Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, etc.

Schmidt Marine Technology Partners is a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. We fund the development of ocean technologies that solve complex ocean health issues, and in most cases, strong commercialization potential. We provide…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    April 16, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1010 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025

How to Apply

Apply: 

To apply, send a letter of interest along with previous social accounts you have worked with and a resume to Mark Schrope at  jobs@schmidtmarine.org that clearly outlines how you meet the above requirements.

Apply: 

To apply, send a letter of interest along with previous social accounts you have worked with and a resume to Mark Schrope at  jobs@schmidtmarine.org that clearly outlines how…

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