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Head Of Social Media

at Recruit Digital in Cape Town

My client is a big and well known, established digital agency and they are seeking a Head of Social Media to lead their globally awarded social media team in driving innovative and highly effective social strategies and ground-breaking content and campaigns for their clients. Excellent attention to detail, strategic thinking and passion for insights and trends is key - as is being a communication visionary and true thought leader in the social space.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating with the brainstorming, organization and development of social media opportunities.
  • Acting as a key representative and spokesperson of the agency publicly and internally.
  • Educating coworkers from other disciplines on our social media capabilities and experience.
  • Overseeing social media accounts and initiatives, ensuring excellence in digital services and project/staff efficiency.
  • Supervising and leading Social Media Community Managers on social media projects.
  • Working closely with Strat, Client Service and Creatives to explore opportunities for new business through social media.
  • Leveraging network and relationships to fuel leads.
  • Serving as a public thought leader on social media for our agency.
  • Maintaining expertise on emerging social trends and technologies.

Team lead responsibilities:

  • Motivated Team.
  • Mentor, coach & grow team.
  • Regular team meetings.
  • Management of annual leave/absenteeism & late coming and other disciplinary issues together with the HR Manager.
  • Implementing processes and ensuring the processes are adhered too.
  • Ensure that team is working efficiently.
  • Ensure the quality of work is excellent.
  • Ensure work produced is cutting edge.

Requirements / Skill Sets:

  • Enthusiastic and energetic.
  • Passionate about networking, relationship building, and working with different disciplines across the agency.
  • Naturally motivated and self-­?directed.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong digital presence and expertise in emerging channels, as well as several of the following kinds of social spaces: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogs, Virtual Worlds, Mobile Platforms.
  • Project management experience.
  • Proficient strategic and analytical thinking skills.
  • Effective delegation skills.
  • Strong written, verbal, time-­?management and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility.


  • 10 + digital marketing experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years focused on social media 4+ years of experience directly managing and growing a team.
  • Experience acting as a social media thought leader influencing senior executives and gaining buy-in within a matrix organization.
  • Proven experience in a management role leading the creation and implementing digital/social media campaigns on a global level.
  • Lives and breathes Beats culture-music, sports, fashion, etc.
  • Proven experience managing paid social budgets in an efficient manner on major platforms.
  • Ability to interpret data using established analytic/reporting tools to create actionable marketing programs.
  • Experience negotiating with outside vendors, including negotiating contracts, resolving issues, and reconciling differences.
  • Able to demonstrate how social campaigns deliver impact to broader business and marketing objectives.
  • Mastery in and passion for all social media channels.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and remain calm under pressure.
  • Experience in working across different global cultures a plus.

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Published at 27-01-2017
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