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Academy Sports + Outdoors Sr. Social Media Specialist in Katy, Texas

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Job Description:

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or similar field of study or equivalent work experience

Work Experiences:

  • 4+ years of professional social media or digital marketing experience

  • Social media community management experience required

  • Background in digital analytics, digital media buying, social media engagement and community management preferred

  • Strong creative writing and editing skills

  • Prior experience working with social media sites

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both internally and externally

  • Ability to work well under pressure while consistently meeting time sensitive deadlines

  • Analytical with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills

  • Ability to remain organized, pay attention to detail, and meet critical deadlines

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment

  • Effective listening, writing and oral communication skills

  • Collaborative team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet multiple deadlines simultaneously in a fast paced, frequently changing environment

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Work independently and contribute to team projects

  • Proficient in MS Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Lotus Notes or similar e-mail system

  • Proficient in Sprinklr or similar social media monitoring software

Responsibilities:

  • Manage social content strategy which includes planning, creation and execution

  • Manage campaign social media reporting on a weekly and monthly basis

  • Accountable for all social media content requests and developing processes to streamline all campaigns

  • Support social media manager with national campaigns, including but not limited to budget management, overall strategy, ad support and content development

  • Build and manage micro and scaled influencer strategy and plans to support key business driving windows in partnership with our PR team

  • Support monitoring efforts in instances of crisis communications

  • Identify new business opportunities to strengthen the Academy brand on social media

  • Act as company representative for Academy social media sites in the appropriate brand and voice

  • Identify, evaluate and execute athletic social media opportunities, stays on top of new and emerging trends in social media content and platforms

  • Serve as an internal liaison for social media with marketing, merchants and site merchants for all social media platforms

  • Assist in department budget management and planning

  • Support Communications team on planning and organization of public and media relations, community giving activities, internal communications and other business rhythms on an ad hoc basis

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures and safety rules

  • Duties may change; team members may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties

  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. ​

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