If you want to work in social media, you have plenty of options: You could working for a platform like Facebook or Tumblr. You could manage social media in-house for a specific brand. Or, you could merge those worlds and work for one of these awesome companies—which help brands take their social media presence to the next level through consulting, marketing, and cutting-edge features.
If you're a social media guru looking for a new gig, check out these companies, plus get the insider scoop on what they're looking for in their new employees.
Offerpop, New York
What it Does: Called the world's most popular and user-friendly social marketing platform, Offerpop helps companies develop self-service Facebook and Twitter apps that engage their fans.
Who it's Looking For: "Smart, hungry, hard-working people—people who thrive in an environment that’s open and where great ideas are shared,” says CEO and Co-Founder Wendell Lansford. The company currently has openings for Marketing, Sales, Tech, and Social Media Strategy professionals.
Bread, San Francisco
What it Does: Bread allows brands (and people, like Lady Gaga and Britney Spears) to deliver full-page, high impact ads through influencers on Facebook and Twitter. “We’re in a really cool spot in between advertising and technology," explains Account Executive Spencer Rinkus.
Who it's Looking For: Super-talented Engineers and Digital Ad Sales pros who are comfortable working on a close-knit team. “At Bread, we’re all friends, we all hang out all the time—we’re almost too close sometimes—but I think it’s a big family and that’s a really important feature,” says COO and CTO Terry Li.
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7Summits, Milwaukee & Chicago
What it Does: 7Summits helps companies like Johnson Controls, SAP, and Groupon create a social, online presence. The agency offers deep expertise in social business strategy, community experience design, platform development and integration, and community activation.
Who it's Looking For: 7Summits is growing quickly, and it's always looking for Engagement Leaders—a.k.a. Web Project Managers—and User Experience Designers in both its Milwaukee and Chicago offices. “The people here are outstanding," says Brian Welter, a Senior Developer and Sales Engineer. “Everyone on this team is an A player."
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Livefyre, San Francisco
What it Does: Bloggers, brands, and publishers use Livefyre to turn their websites into social hubs. Livefyre’s real-time apps, including LiveComments, LiveBlogs, and LiveChats, power conversations and turn websites into community hubs.
Who it's Looking For: Sales Managers, Account Execs, Engineers, and UX/UI Designers who want to learn. “It’s a great place for career growth, personal growth, and working with a team that’s passionate and nurturing,” says Jenna Langer, VP Customer Experience. "After a few months here, every single person has said they’ve never learned so much before.”
CrowdTwist, New York
What it Does: CrowdTwist provides a customer relationship and loyalty platform that helps brands from Pepsi to Zumiez incentivize, recognize, and reward their most valuable customers.
Who it's Looking For: Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Product—you name it, CrowdTwist is hiring for it. But there's some important criteria: “The three adjectives I’d use to describe someone who works at CrowdTwist are: someone who has go-getter attitude, someone who’s motivated, and someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously,” says Rosanna Tirrito, Director of Client Relationships and Marketing.