3. RESPONSIBILITIES –
These are some of the job responsibilities from
the prospect's website. These job responsibilities
can vary to an extent depending on the size of
the company. In larger companies you will have
a more strategic role, but in smaller companies it
will be more hands on.
This screenshot is a list
of responsibilities that
you'll typically need
Salaries can depend on location, the sector you work
in, type of organization, your experience and the
success of your social media campaign.
5. WORKING HOURS
Usual office hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. You can work longer
hours which can include events, weekend work and working towards a campaign
Full-time work is common but part-time work and contract work is available,
particularly if freelance. If you work freelance you many work longer hours
depending on the needs of your clients and the work amount, you're prepared to
You can also do hybrid working – home and the office.
6. WHAT TO EXPECT
• Usually, officed base but can travel to meet clints or attend relevant
networking events and conferences.
• Opportunities across the UK but tend to be located in major cities and towns.
• Flexible working patterns and some home working. Self employment or
freelance work is possible with experience.
• Can be a challenging role
No set qualifications for becoming a social media
manger, but many entrants have a degree.
Employers often view personal qualities, existing
knowledge and experience.
First role is likely to be at junior or assistant
level, you'll work your way up.
9. WORK EXPERIENCE
You can start building experience by developing a strong online presence.
Personal brands across social media. Writing a blog using videos and photos can
help you gain a good following. Tracking your impact on posts can be evidence of
your social media communication.
To stand out you need to be able to show you are able to manage social media
channels on a professional level. Look out for paid social media placement years
or summer internships.