Social media managers are internet professionals who provide public and private organisations with knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and related applications. edu. au/occupations/d. . .
A typical day for me
as a social media managerinvolves checking my social media
sites and communities,and then it might revolve
around client meetingsand also client social media
training sessions.I decided to get into social mediabecause I was already interested
in communications,and I was very interested in
the internet and communicating there. So it was a natural fit. What inspires me are the daily
connections that you get from people,the buzz from some great feedback
on a social media website,and I’m also inspired by
what clients learn on social mediaand when they take it off
into their own direction.
The most challenging part is just
keeping up with all the changesand to have the answers
for your clients.A person who is passionate
about communicationis well suited
to a social media role,but also a person
that has some technical skill,a person that’s able to learn
how to use platforms and manage themas a brand or a business page. People can arrive in the social media
field from all sorts of backgrounds. I worked in communications for
a few years and website editing,but I’ve seen many others
come from all sorts of industries.
My biggest piece of advice
is to spend a lot of timeon social media sites yourself.It’s a very self taught craft. And read a lot of blogs
about social media too. There’s a lot to learn online.
Social media managers can be employed
in all sorts of sectors in large organisations
or government departments,a lot of advertising
and marketing agencies.And you can also work as one
as a consultantor a freelancer if you like. What I get a buzz from the most
is being in chargeof my own media channels,
if you like. So having your own channel
is like having your own TV station.
Having a blog is
like having your own magazine.And when you press
that ‘publish’ button,I get a real sense of satisfactionthat the work is out there
and people can enjoy it. . .