Social Media Strategist & Marketing Assistant

Norfolk, VA

Full Job Description

myBalbo is a free political/social app for the next generation of voters that fosters community engagement, encourages empowering discussions, and provides real-time political accountability for elected officials. Our motto is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Your Village”.

Who We Are

myBalbo is a Norfolk-based tech startup that is disrupting and transfiguring the political landscape while transforming culture and inspiring a generation. Our mission is to bridge the gap in our nation that is more divided now than its been in decades – by silencing the white noise, creating congruence where there was once dissonance, and providing safe space for various lived experiences and the opportunity to reach across the table.

For the first time in history, every American will know /when to, where to, how-to and, most importantly, why they’re voting, in one streamlined and convenient location; by fundamentally transforming politics and employing technology. Furthermore, we’re positioned to be the leader of user-created content of news, politics and culture, providing authentic content to diverse audiences based on user interests and location.

If our mission calls to you and you believe you would be a fit for any of the positions listed below, don’t hesitate to apply.

What You’ll Do

You’d be joining the founding members with a goal of ultimately ensuring a smooth launch date in Spring 2022. The first 30 days for all hires will consist of data entry and/or data analysis, however new hires will branch off to the following respective positions that they applied during the remaining 60 days:

The Social Media Strategist & Marketing Coordinator develops, implements, and manages the social media strategy and content for myBalbo’s official social media platforms, supporting the brand strategy, business and communications and marketing goals. Manages multiple social media platforms to maximize the potential of each social channel, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, YouTube and others. Responsible for responding to comments and questions from social media followers with accuracy, professionalism and timeliness. Monitors and analyzes social media performance across channels to determine the effectiveness and improve brand strategy. Collaborates on marketing strategies and executes digital advertising campaigns. Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Pursuing (or have) a degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field or at least two years of social media management, digital communications, marketing or public relations experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, YouTube and online design tools (ex. Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge in cross-platform social media management tools (i.e. AgoraPulse, Hootsuite, Sprout Social).
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Organized and self-motivated

Perks:

  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Commuter Cost Assistance
  • Located in the heart of DT Norfolk, next to the light rail and a block from Waterside.
  • Cool and relaxing office setting w/an outdoor patio
  • Sanitized and hepa filtered environment
  • Bi-weekly catered team lunches
  • Expected Hours and Pay

20 hours/week @ $18/hour

Term

3 months, however could be extended and become permanent

myBalbo’s Hiring Commitment

We understand that many candidates may not be perfectly qualified for a job posting. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable – and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of dedication, impact, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment. We want you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is near the desired qualifications.

We also know that diversity of background and thought can enhance problem-solving and encourage more creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team.

At myBalbo we foster a collaborative and inspiring workplace. We pride ourselves in doing this by recruiting, hiring and retaining diverse, passionate, and forward-thinking talent. myBalbo is committed to and encourages an inclusive environment and we are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • COVID-19 considerations:
  • Sanitized and hepa filtered environment

Work Location: One location

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