Social Media Specialist

Marketing Boulder, Colorado


Description

We are connected play. Sphero creates robots injected with humanity and personality. That's what we know, what we love, and who we are. Unlike traditional toys, our robots and software are changing the way people play, learn, and explore by fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics. We are changing the way the world thinks about play.

Sphero was listed in Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” in Consumer Electronics. In addition to several cutting-edge robots, we’re also the creators of the app-enabled BB-8, based on the ever-popular Droid from Star Wars.


As Sphero’s Social Media Specialist, you will be the voice of our brand across all of our social and media sites.
Social media is social. You get this and will strive day in and day out to engage with our fans and digital communities across the globe. You’ll run point on new social marketing campaigns, continuously generating content for Sphero, measuring how effective these ideas are, and optimizing for the future. You’ll work closely with other creatives in the organization including our in-house creative team, marketing, PR,legal, etc. to coordinate and execute campaigns.


YOUR BACKGROUND:

You have a degree in Marketing, PR, Journalism or another area that is relevant. And demonstrated experience and a successful track record in social and digital media, analytics and reporting. You are active across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and the next big thing we don’t know about yet. You are always on the lookout for the latest trends online, deeply passionate about the social media world and know how to use data and analytics to make decisions and report progress.


JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

This isn’t your first rodeo - you know the ropes of social and digital media and bring 4+ years of experience to the table.

Writing: You know how to write effective copy in a brand voice. Knowledge of writing for SEO is helpful. You craft compelling copy, have a witty approach, and you’re savvy with verbal and written communication.

Communication: You dig this part of the job because you are a natural communicator and passionate about connecting people. You have excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and a great sense of humor. You live on social channels - always chatting, always engaging with fans, friends, other brands and customers. You realize how important having a consistent brand ‘voice’ is. You understand it’s your job to turn followers into loyal fans. You’ll own Sphero’s presence across social and in the minds and hearts of our fans.

Research: You’ll know what’s happening in the fast changing world of social and digital media, what competitors are doing and what new measurement tools are being used.

Problem-Solving: You can figure out how to best communicate Sphero’s message on different platforms and in different situations. You realize that sometimes you might need to deal with angry customers – and you’re always cool, collective and level-headed. You also realize that plans and demands change quickly in our environment - and you have the keen ability to shift focus without missing a beat. This is key because in this role, you work across all of our product lines.

Organization: We utilize many different platforms – each with its own purpose and specific demographic. At any given time, there are multiple campaigns running on these different platforms with different pieces of content. You understand that being organized is key to your success.


Based in Boulder, we are the industry leader in Connected Toys and are defining the future of fun. We offer an exciting work environment, and a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; 100% paid health insurance, stock options, and many other perks such as a gym, mobile reimbursement, Eco-Pass, lunch on Friday’s (just to name a few).

This is your opportunity to become part of the robot revolution with a fast-growing, innovative team that is changing the world of play and learning. If you're interested in joining the team, please send us your resume. If you have a presence on the web, rap sheet, contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft, we’d love to hear about it.

Sphero is an equal opportunity employer!