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Associate Connections Manager

Kansas City, MO
Req ID: 5269


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The Associate Connections Manager is responsible for helping organize and execute the day-to-day strategy for each social channel.


  • Collaboration and development of content with internal and client teams
  • Managing and deploying content through social (and social CMS) platforms
  • Communication of social media best-practices and best-in-class work and opportunities
  • Reporting, analysis and ongoing insights and recommendations to internal teams and client
  • Working with multiple partner agencies to meet deadlines

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects with conflicting due dates
  • Ability to work independently (with senior oversight)
  • Excellent working knowledge of social media platforms and best practices
  • Excellent presentation skills (speaking and visual design) required
  • Fortitude to stay calm under pressure
  • Interest in additional emerging media, including the latest forms of social media and technology
  • Ability to look for conversational opportunities beyond social that connect with the greater digital ecosystem
  • A basic understanding of user behavior on social platforms
  • Can think strategically towards accomplishing business objectives
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of social media tools and capabilities, including: 
    • Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
    • Management tools (Sprinklr, Spredfast, etc.)
    • Digital monitoring (Social Radar, Radian6, etc.)
    • Influencer outreach
    • Social media activation (paid, earned and amplification)
    • Social media measurement/analytics

Required Experience

  • 1-2 years of experience in a digital marketing environment, may include relevant internships
  • Specific hands-on experience with social marketing channels
  • Demonstrated success with client relationships and team management

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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