How To Find An Excellent Social Media Manager

How To Find An Excellent Social Media Manager

Updated August 2, 2020
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You are in luck!

If you are looking for an excellent social media manager, we have the perfect answer for you on where and how to find them.

In this article, you will learn

  • how and when it is time to hire a social media manager
  • what you need to know about the hiring process
  • where to search to find your next social media manager

When To Hire a Social Media Manager

How do you know it is time to hire a social media manager?

When should you hire a social media manager?

These are two important questions you need answers to, because hiring a social media manager before you are ready will not help your social media effort, but instead hinder it.

Here are indications that could point to you being ready to hire a social media manager.

  • you are an organized person; you have systems and procedures set up for everything you do in your business
  • your calendar is filled with daily, weekly and monthly tasks
  • your budget allows for a monthly service charge and possibly an ad budget
  • your brand's online personality is clearly defined, or you are ready to explore what it would look like
  • you have an updated website, possibly a blog and are interested in sharing your mission, product, service with the world!
  • you have a business plan in place and you understand who your ideal customer is
  • you are excited about using social media to reach your target audience

Don't worry, if you feel you are only somewhat prepared, don't sweat it! You can still start the process of hiring a social media manger. Whomever you decide on hiring can guide you and help get you get this sorted.

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Hiring a Social Media Manager

There are several things you need to be aware of during the hiring process.

Hiring the best social media manager for your brand first requires you to ask the right questions, at the right time. Not everyone will be a good fit. You could hire an in-house social media manager or a freelance social media manager. Know the difference between these two (one is an employee, the other a contractor) before you put out the call you are hiring!

Next, you also need to be able to discern their level of competency. Are you interested in hiring a social media manager with specific skills and knowledge? Check out what skills most social media managers offer.

Last but not least, you should avoid this terrible marketing interview tactic at all cost because it is frowned upon in our industry.

Searching for the Next Social Media Manager

We hear the call for social media managers, community managers and many other marketing jobs daily. In our Social Media Managers Facebook group, as well as in messages sent to our Social Media Pro Facebook page.

Where should you start your search?

We recommend you start here!

Our brand new Social Media Manager Directory now has over 100 qualified social media managers waiting to be discovered!

Go ahead, and list your job, or search the directory and connect with the social media manager of your choice!

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