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These are all words that are often used to describe the constantly
evolving social media manager of today. In order to be a successful
one, he or she must take on a pretty demanding schedule of constant
updates, meetings and tweets — all the while maintaining an
effective online presence. Here
we offer a glimpse inside a
hardworking social media
manager’s day....
SOURCES:
SocialMediaExplorer.com | PayScale.com | WebProNews.com
EMAIL CHECK
Immediately checks e-mails and alerts missed
during the five hours of slumber. Remember,
the social media world never sleeps.
REPLY
& RETWEET
Checks alerts for negative mentions and
addresses any issues immediately. Then
engages with brand evangelists and replies,
retweets, favorites and likes tweets.
POST
Posts a video to Instagram and Vine,
followed by a status update to Twitter
and Facebook.
PUBLISH
Publishes a blog entry or status update
based on current news.
SCAN
Scans news sites and
favorite blogs for
interesting articles, blog
posts or videos to share.
...FOLLOW UP
Follows up with the sales
team to see if they’ve
delivered the customer
testimonial video
requested five weeks ago.
12PM - 7PM
SALARY RANGE BY MAJOR METRO:
4 YRS 8 YRS
0k
40k
20k
60k
80k
100k
0k
40k
20k
60k
80k
100k
0k
40k
20k
60k
80k
100k
1 YRS
EXPERIENCE
4 YRS 8 YRS1 YRS
EXPERIENCE
4 YRS 8 YRS1 YRS
EXPERIENCE
The Hectic Schedule
of a Social Media Manager
7PM - THE NEXT DAY
$42k
$56k
$50k
$40k
$44k
$56k
$66k
$68k
$59.5k
New York Chicago Los Angeles
REVIEW
Reviews traffic volume, bounce rates and
other relevant metrics on Google Analytics.
LUNCH
Grabs lunch with someone from marketing to
discuss how to cross-promote events, ideas
and happenings within the company on social.
Remembers to take a pic of the amazing
sandwich and posts to Instagram.
REC & UPLOAD
Records an impromptu video with the CEO,
managers and fellow employees, and
uploads it to Instagram and Vine.
REVISIT
Revisits the usual social media
haunts for follow-ups and supervises
periodically throughout the day to make
sure things are going smoothly.
PRESENT
During the weekly department meeting,
provides a crash-course presentation
on the importance of RSS feeds,
Facebook and Twitter.
SKYPE
Skypes into a conference about
corporate microblogging.
WRITE
Writes another blog entry.
SIGN UP
Registers and marks calendar for
the next anticipated Social Media
Strategies Summit.
SCHEDULE TWEET
Schedules tweets to go out overnight
to promote the brand to night owls
and those in other countries.
CHECK
Checks e-mail one last time on the
smartphone before going to bed.
ZZZZZZ..
SoYouWant to Be a Social Media Manager...
Think this position is the right fit for you? Take a look at what you can expect to make below.
10 - 25% 25 - 75% 75 - 90%
BRAND AMBASSADORS.
CONTENT MANAGERS. EVANGELISTS.
5:30AM - 12PM
?
!
0%Percentile of Salary Earned
Median Average Salary

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The Hectic Schedule of a Social Media Manager

  • 1. These are all words that are often used to describe the constantly evolving social media manager of today. In order to be a successful one, he or she must take on a pretty demanding schedule of constant updates, meetings and tweets — all the while maintaining an effective online presence. Here we offer a glimpse inside a hardworking social media manager’s day.... SOURCES: SocialMediaExplorer.com | PayScale.com | WebProNews.com EMAIL CHECK Immediately checks e-mails and alerts missed during the five hours of slumber. Remember, the social media world never sleeps. REPLY & RETWEET Checks alerts for negative mentions and addresses any issues immediately. Then engages with brand evangelists and replies, retweets, favorites and likes tweets. POST Posts a video to Instagram and Vine, followed by a status update to Twitter and Facebook. PUBLISH Publishes a blog entry or status update based on current news. SCAN Scans news sites and favorite blogs for interesting articles, blog posts or videos to share. ...FOLLOW UP Follows up with the sales team to see if they’ve delivered the customer testimonial video requested five weeks ago. 12PM - 7PM SALARY RANGE BY MAJOR METRO: 4 YRS 8 YRS 0k 40k 20k 60k 80k 100k 0k 40k 20k 60k 80k 100k 0k 40k 20k 60k 80k 100k 1 YRS EXPERIENCE 4 YRS 8 YRS1 YRS EXPERIENCE 4 YRS 8 YRS1 YRS EXPERIENCE The Hectic Schedule of a Social Media Manager 7PM - THE NEXT DAY $42k $56k $50k $40k $44k $56k $66k $68k $59.5k New York Chicago Los Angeles REVIEW Reviews traffic volume, bounce rates and other relevant metrics on Google Analytics. LUNCH Grabs lunch with someone from marketing to discuss how to cross-promote events, ideas and happenings within the company on social. Remembers to take a pic of the amazing sandwich and posts to Instagram. REC & UPLOAD Records an impromptu video with the CEO, managers and fellow employees, and uploads it to Instagram and Vine. REVISIT Revisits the usual social media haunts for follow-ups and supervises periodically throughout the day to make sure things are going smoothly. PRESENT During the weekly department meeting, provides a crash-course presentation on the importance of RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter. SKYPE Skypes into a conference about corporate microblogging. WRITE Writes another blog entry. SIGN UP Registers and marks calendar for the next anticipated Social Media Strategies Summit. SCHEDULE TWEET Schedules tweets to go out overnight to promote the brand to night owls and those in other countries. CHECK Checks e-mail one last time on the smartphone before going to bed. ZZZZZZ.. SoYouWant to Be a Social Media Manager... Think this position is the right fit for you? Take a look at what you can expect to make below. 10 - 25% 25 - 75% 75 - 90% BRAND AMBASSADORS. CONTENT MANAGERS. EVANGELISTS. 5:30AM - 12PM ? ! 0%Percentile of Salary Earned Median Average Salary