The Ambitious Kitchen Cookbook

We’re Hiring: AK Social Media Manager

The Ambitious Kitchen team is hiring! We’re looking for a part-time social media manager to join our growing team. The hours include 15-25 hours per week with some evening and weekend availability for social media posting and responding to comments, with the ability to increase to a full-time salaried position

Location: Chicago preferred, not required

About the Job

Ambitious Kitchen is an established food and wellness media company with over 10 years of exponential growth in the field focused on creating and sharing unique, nourishing recipes and inspiration in and out of the kitchen, both online and in person. We’re a small but mighty team of hard-working, ambitious people who have a passion for all things food and live by the rules that there are no rules when it comes to health and wellness. 

We’re seeking a passionate and creative social media marketer and content manager to lead Ambitious Kitchen’s social media content strategy, daily content publishing, and community management. As the Social Media Manager, you will collaborate directly with Monique and the Digital Marketing Director to drive growth and foster a sense of community across all of our social platforms. If you are an experienced content marketer who is creative, self-motivated, detail-oriented, driven by results, and who loves food, this role is for you!

What You’ll Do

  • Manage content calendars for all social media platforms (Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, Youtube, and Facebook). This includes organizing content and writing engaging captions.
  • Publish daily photo and video content across all social media platforms.
  • Ideate and post creative content (such as Instagram stories, Instagram broadcast channel announcements, and Facebook group conversation starters) to cultivate community, increase engagement, drive web traffic, and promote campaigns.
  • Lead community management on all social platforms and the blog. This includes engaging with followers’ comments and messages and answering recipe-specific questions.
  • Collaborate with the team to plan effective and creative promotional strategies for various campaigns.
  • Collaborate with graphic designer to develop creative assets needed for social channels as needed
  • Manage affiliate marketing platforms (such as Like to Know It and Amazon Affiliate), keeping profiles up to date and analyzing performance. Potentially work with the Digital Marketing Director to add relevant products to the Ambitious Kitchen website and Amazon Shop page.
  • Responsible for developing and executing strategies that can grow and diversify the brand’s social following, enhance brand relevance and support the business goals
  • Define the social strategies that will keep existing fans engaged while also attracting new demographics to the brand through existing channels and also emerging platforms
  • Develop compelling content and storytelling that addresses the needs of the business while maintaining the highest creative and brand standards
  • Ensure the brand is participating in social trends while maintaining authenticity
  • Compile data and strategy insights for monthly social media audit using back-end social media analytics tools.
  • If interested and Chicago-based, may be asked to assist Monique in person on recipe testing days and photo and/or video shoots. 

What You’ll Bring

  • 3-5 years of experience leading social media strategy and/or content management for brands
  • Deep understanding of the front and back ends of Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and Facebook, plus familiarity with publishing on YouTube.
  • Portfolio that demonstrates a creative and diverse approach to storytelling on social platforms
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to adapt to changes in content schedule
  • Strong communication and writing skills, with a deep understanding of brand tone and voice
  • Excellent customer service skills, patience, and demonstrated ability to engage with online communities
  • Able to function both independently and collaboratively with other team members
  • Impeccable time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Passion for food and cooking and moderate understanding of cooking and baking

Compensation & Benefits

  • Pay based on experience

Ambitious Kitchen is proudly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. We never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

How to Apply

Please email your resume + cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for the role to Applications are due March 10th, 2024.

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