Social media jobs are rapidly emerging as a high in demand lucrative industry.
Companies are looking for social media consultants to help manage their accounts and image. Apply here.
That social media has come to stay is certainly stale new. As at February 2012, was reported that there are about 1 billion face book account users, 250 million Twitters account, 120 million YouTube accounts and over 175 million LinkedIn accounts.
Many of these are accounts are owned and run by companies and organizations for marketing purposes as well as to manage their image. They need people to do this.
The Los Angeles Times on June 5th 2009, posted the story of a wine company paying as much as $10,000 a month to have a social media manager twit about its products. That was years ago. There are several such companies here in the UK looking to pay as much as £40,000 to £75000 per annum in salary for a social media job consultant.
You will be required to work in any of the following capacity:
Whatever your job title is, to work effective in this field, you need to be a "peoples people" and love chatting and interacting with people.
An excellent understanding of how social media networks like Facebook, Twitters, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Xing, Instagram, Tout work and other emerging social media networks is invaluable.
You also need to be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. Is that you? If you've got the passion and skill for navigating the world of social media, the internet community is your oyster.
As you can see above, social media career offer players a fantastic earning prospect. At least for now. The following are typical salary ranges expected and achievable as a social media officer in the UK.
Social Media Manager (junior)...
Social Media Manager (Middle)
Social Media Strategist (Marketing)
Social Media Director / Consultant (Senior)
£15,000 - £18,000
£17,000 - £42,000
£28,000 - £55,000
£43,000 - £71,000
These amounts vary from sector (type of company) to sector, but represents a guide or ball pack figure.
You can get social media positions advertised by UK employers here.
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