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Hiring Social Media Manager for Chicago Location Second City

  • Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Location: Chicago
  • Category: Media Jobs
  • Posted: Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Skills: Work in collaboration with the Second City marketing team and an external marketing agency to develop and execute an annual social media strategy to engage with followers and grow our digital community, Review metrics to determine the success and areas of improvement of social channels and campaigns, Work with Content Creator to regularly post/curate relevant content, Stay up-to-date with current trends and trending content, Suggest and implement new ideas and features on social media, Engage with followers by responding to public and private messages

Job Description

Job Title: Social Media Manager

Job Location: Chicago

Position type: Part-time


Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through courageous comedy, The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With sold-out shows playing seven days a week on stages in Chicago and Toronto, Second City’s Touring and Theatrical companies entertain an additional one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation-based arts on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles that serve 11,000 students annually. In 2016, the Harold Ramis Film launched, becoming the world’s only film school dedicated to comedy. Second City Works, the B2B side of Second City, has brought award-winning improvisation and audience-driven techniques to over 600 Fortune 1000 companies, challenging businesses seeking a more collaborative culture to innovate through development programs, original digital and video content, campaign consultation, private events, and more. Second City Entertainment’s foray into television and media continues to produce new content and programming, including two-time Emmy winner SCTV and the upcoming Martin Scorsese-helmed Netflix documentary exploring the iconic series’ enduring legacy. Founded in 1959, The Second City continues to grow rapidly in size and influence by upholding five core values: performance; ensemble; diversity and inclusion; resiliency; and authenticity.


The Social Media Manager will uphold and grow the social media presence for The Second City Chicago, elevating the voice and tone of the company across all online platforms. The SMM will work extensively on building social media profiles across all platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and others, ensuring the paid and organic strategy is properly executed and managing day-to-day tasks.

Responsibilities on these platforms include working with the Content Creator and Marketing team on content sourcing and creation, maintaining editorial calendars, creating and implementing social media campaigns, and other duties as assigned. Candidate should be a creative, ambitious, multi-tasker with a passion for comedy and a deep understanding of The Second City’s history, community, and culture. The right candidate will demonstrate the ability to work in both a team setting and as a highly motivated individual, have strong prioritization skills and impeccable attention to detail. This position will help share the story of our organization, celebrate our 60 years of history & achievements of our alumni, and market our current shows and initiatives.

The position reports to the Creative Director of Marketing & Brand.

Schedule: This is a part-time hourly position. Hours will fluctuate based on projects and events but expect 15 to 29 hours/week. Note that this role requires flexible work hours and will include work outside of normal office hours during the business week and on weekends.


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