Midco: Social Media Specialist

Sioux Falls, SD
Full Time
Excellent Benefits including Free / Discounted Services

Apply online at www.MidcoCareers.com

Midco has been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of telecommunications and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco proudly serves more than 385,000 residential and business customers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. By the end of 2017, most of our customers will have access to Midco Xstream® Gig – blazingly fast internet with download speeds of up to 1 Gbps. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play. Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:

Free and discounted Midco services
Tuition reimbursement
Support of employee involvement in the communities we serve
Employee referral program
Wellness programs
Visit MidcoCareers.com to learn about employment opportunities and apply today.

JOB PURPOSE: 

Plan and publish content on multiple Midco Sports Network® social media channels. Build editorial calendars, publishes daily show content, and monitors and posts live game day updates and recaps.

KEY FUNCTIONS: 

Plan and carry out live game and original programming social content tactics for multiple MidcoSN® social media channels
Partner with producers, on-air talent and marketing staff on idea generation, storytelling opportunities and promotions.
Write sharp, clean content that matches the tone, voice and editorial style guidelines for our brands.
Create and/or edit graphics and video for social publishing.
Assist in writing and publishing MidcoSN content on our sports websites.
Source social content by collaborating with partner schools, community organizations and more.
Stay on top of social platforms, best practices and technologies – sharing creative ideas on how we can leverage them.
Assist with Midco’s other social media platforms as needed, and serve as a backup content planner and publisher.
Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.
Adhere to Midco privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.
Maintain regular attendance as required by your position.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Effectively communicate with other departments to handle any escalating issues in a timely manner.
Function as an effective team member while supporting the efforts and concepts of other departments.
Support the mission, vision, and values of Midco.
Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, responsibility and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
Possess an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented approach towards work and all work projects.
Possess strong problem solving and decision making skills while using good judgment.
Multi-task and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
Identify opportunities for improvement while creating and implementing viable solutions.
Actively follow Midco policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Note: Management reserves the right to assign or reassign functions and responsibilities to this job description at any time.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, English, public relations or a related field
Minimum of two years as a social media or communications specialist, or as a journalist.
Excellent command of the English language with very strong writing and copyediting skills – as well as solid working knowledge of the AP style guide required.
Experience with social media platform publishing, deadline management, video and graphics editing software and Microsoft Office.
Background in or familiarity with sports broadcasting a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry loads of up to 30 lbs.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.

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