Social Media Coordinator - Historical Society of Michigan

COMPENSATION: $30,000-32,000

The Historical Society of Michigan seeks a qualified individual to serve as full time Social Media Coordinator.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Marketing, the Social Media Coordinator is responsible for the following duties: managing the day-to-day activities and monitoring content of HSM’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); editorial work including providing text for daily social media content; working on design materials as needed for social media content and general marketing purposes (Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, Canva, etc.); and photography and/or videography as required for use on social media.

The position will also perform general marketing department responsibilities and other duties as assigned. Occasional travel within Michigan with an HSM vehicle may be required.

About the Historical Society of Michigan: The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), the state’s oldest cultural organization, helps connect Michigan’s past to students, educators, historical organizations, and the public through educational programs, conferences, publications, awards, workshops, referral services, networking opportunities, and support for local history organizations. HSM is the publisher of Michigan History magazine, the Historic Michigan Travel Guide, and other publications.

Established in 1828, the Historical Society of Michigan is a member-supported educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. HSM is not collection-based and does not operate the state museum or archives housed at the Michigan History Center in downtown Lansing. The Center is a part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Social Media:
• Provide day-to-day content on HSM social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) in the form of engaging posts, events, and occasional videos.
• Create content in the form of graphics, videos, text, and original photography as assigned.
• Monitor social feeds daily and address audience comments, messages, and more.
• Develop ways to continually expand HSM’s social media presence with Assistant Director for Marketing.
• Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Marketing, develop pieces for creative ad campaigns used to promote HSM’s publications and programs online.

Photography and Video:
• Photography and/or video coverage of live events and programs as needed for promotion on social media.
• Photoshoots of locations, organizations, and more as needed for print or online use.
• Other photography or videography tasks as assigned.

• Other tasks as assigned

Reports to: Assistant Director for Marketing

Location: This is an in-person position at HSM’s offices in Lansing with no remote work availability.

Salary: $30-32,000 per year and includes health insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and other benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, media, or a related field.
• Minimum 1 year of social media management experience.
• Proven experience in social media content creation and management
• Experience in Adobe Creative Suite - specifically InDesign and/or Photoshop
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with strong vocabulary, spelling, and grammar skills.
• Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and multitasking skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Interest in or experience working with nonprofit organizations.
• Interest in Michigan history is a plus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

To apply please e-mail photography and/or social media examples, cover letter, and resume to The position will remain open until filled.

Posted on 1/6/2022

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