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If your company is seeking candidates with exceptional qualifications and drive, Syndicatebleu can help find your perfect match. Alternatively, if you are a social media professional in search of a new opportunity, we can also help match you to a company that is seeking someone with your skills.

What is a Social Media Strategist?

Social Media Strategists are integral in creating and maintaining a successful and recognizable brand. As our digital world continues to evolve, social media presents a unique opportunity for companies to push boundaries, reach larger audiences, and create greater impact. Not only do Social Media Strategists develop and implement content strategy across platforms, they also drive traffic to company websites and increase brand loyalty by monitoring engagement and tracking KPIs. This requires a candidate who is equal parts creative and analytical, and who brings big-picture thinking to the table.

Social Media Strategist Qualifications

While Social Media Strategist jobs typically require a bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or a similar field, the most important qualification is hands-on experience using social media for brand awareness. An understanding of SEO, web traffic metrics, and report generation is also key for this role. A Social Media Strategist should be able to successfully identify a target audience, their preferences, and their social media habits, in order to build relevant and appropriate content. Depending on the size of a company, a Social Media Strategist should have copywriting, graphic design, and data measuring skills to help push the brand’s voice further. In addition to the creative and analytical skills required for the position, the ideal Social Media Strategist is a strong multitasker with excellent written and verbal communication abilities.

Duties of a Social Media Strategist

  • Develop and implement overall social media content strategy across multiple platforms to increase brand reach
  • Monitor SEO and user engagement and suggest content optimization
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Product development teams to create social buzz regarding new product launches
  • Create regular social media reports for clients and internal teams

Interview Questions to Ask

Asking the right interview questions when hiring a social media strategist is key. When interviewing, we recommend engaging in thoughtful conversations and purposeful relationship building. Here are some starter questions to consider when hiring a social media strategist:

  • What do you view as the most important qualities of a social media strategist?
  • Have you ever reported to multiple supervisors at once? How did you manage each person’s priorities?
  • Can you describe a project you were assigned in one of your previous roles and how you approached it?
  • What made you interested in working with our company?

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Yes! All temporary contract roles can move into full-time positions if the employer desires. If you’re interested in bringing your contracted employee on your team full-time, you can let your account manager know and they will get the process started.

What are the steps of recruitment?

Our steps to recruitment entail the following:
1. Contacting us to begin your talent search. Here, we will advise you on current market trends and salary benchmarks.
2. Our in-house marketing team will help curate job advertisements and our recruiting specialists will begin outreach to qualified candidates in our network.
3. We will vet and pre-screen top candidates by scheduling in-person or virtual interviews to further assess their fit for the role and your unique company culture.
4. Your dedicated Account Manager will send a summary of each candidate over for your review and consideration.
5. We will continue to source and vet candidates that align with your business needs and objectives as necessary.
6. Based on your final selections, we will coordinate and schedule all interviews.
7. When you’re ready, we’ll send the candidate the offer on your behalf and celebrate your newest addition!

How quickly can a freelancer start?

Your Account Manager will work with you to ensure we meet any hiring goals or deadlines. Through our standby program, we have the ability to fill open roles immediately with our exceptional pool of available temporary talent. Based on industry standards, the average recruitment process for a direct hire candidate, from start to finish, takes about 42 days.

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For companies seeking to utilize our services, bill rates vary depending on the position, employment type, experience level, and length of the assignment. After contacting one of our offices, your account manager can speak to specifics.

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