Social Media Manager - IGN

Video Culver City, California


Position at IGN

Do you live, breathe and sleep on social media? Do you get excited about figuring out new ways to interact and engage with audiences on social platforms? Do you know what good branded integrations in the social space look like? Do you like chatting with others about video games, Marvel, Star Wars and more, all within the same five-minute period? If so, we may have the perfect job for you.

IGN Entertainment is seeking a Social Media Manager that is ready for an opportunity to elevate their career to the next level.

What exactly would you be doing?

  • Create and monitor social media content to grow followers, engagement and enhance brand awareness across various social media platforms.
  • Use social media analytics and insights to help make content decisions and determine strategy.
  • Work with Branded and Integrated marketing teams to create content that is smart and authentic.
  • Be the expert and key resource when talking about new features for each social media platform and keep the social content team updated.
  • Compile and distribute weekly and monthly reports.
  • Compile and manage the social editorial calendar.
  • Work with internal and external teams to determine how key priorities can be best supported on social platforms.
  • Oversee creative ideation and development to deliver innovative, best-in-class social content for our audience.
  • Manage the day-to-day of the social content team, ensuring all members are focused on creating content that directly supports the department KPI’s.
  • Develop and own goals and performance metrics for sponsored campaigns; monitor regularly to understand effectiveness of strategy and creative, making recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Be knowledgeable on best practices, technologies, and trends.
  • This role will have multiple direct reports and you will need to be an effective communicator and delegator.
  • This position will report to the Director of Social Content & Strategy.

What we need from you...

  • Cover letter that includes a summary of your vision for the role and the content you want to produce.
  • Resume.
  • 3-5 Examples of your work.

What will get you in the door?

  • 2-5 years experience in social media
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle various projects.
  • Previous experience managing direct reports.
  • Ability to handle pressure and maintain a high level of organization.
  • Likeable, fun personality with a sense of humor. You can laugh with others as well as at yourself.
  • You like to make things fun and are open to new ideas.
  • You know how to use Photoshop and can edit video using Premiere or After Effects.
  • Existing knowledge of IGN Entertainment’s properties and gamers.
  • You’re not afraid to speak up and be part of the conversation. You have questions for everyone from the newest intern to the CEO.

It would be extra awesome if...

  • You have previous social media experience inside of the gaming space.
  • Comfortable speaking on camera. We sometimes need fresh faces to represent our audience on video.
  • You’re already a part of the IGN community, and/or familiar with IGN’s editorial voice.
  • You traveled through time with an automaton sidekick tracking down intergalactic space criminals. It might not help you get the job, but that would be cool.

Here’s the good stuff about us...

  • You’ll make an impact. We reach 70MM unique users. We’re big time, but we’re not afraid to give you real opportunities to be epic and make a difference immediately .
  • We’ve got a big presence, but a small team. Making your way in the world today takes everything you got. You wanna be where everyone knows your name. At IGN you’re not going to get lost among countless aisles of drones.
  • We have fun. It’s all about games and games are fun. Anyone can offer a casual work environment, flexible hours, and benefits. We can offer that and a place where people as passionate as you want to share some beers (if you’re of age, of course) and plot your demise in the arcade/game room.
  • We’re passionate about what we do. IGN employees understand our users, because they are our users. We have a personal interest in providing the best possible product.
  • We get that there is no spoon. We encourage and support each other in creating new ideas by paying attention to the world out there, using our imagination, experimenting, and learning from success and failure.
  • We value irreverence. We want you to be yourself, speak your mind, lead shenanigans, and know that nothing here is above question.

Come geek out with us, but be prepared to work as hard as you play. It’s serious business, after all.