50 Places to Find Social Media Jobs

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This is the third time we’re listing places to find social media jobs. The first list was published in July 2010 and featured 25 Places to Find Social Media Jobs. In 2013, I responded to poplar demand and published a list of 24 Places to Find Social Media Jobs. I’m beginning to receive emails again about the list being outdated, so today, I’m offering a new list. If you’re a job seeker, I hope you’ll find this list useful.

50 Places to Find Social Media Jobs

  1. The Social Media Jobs group on Facebook – My favorite place to look when I’m searching out new clients and opportunities. Plenty of good stuff from name brands to smaller businesses.
  2. Social Media Jobs – Social media job listings and tips for landing them.
  3. ProBlogger – Still the best place to find freelance blogging jobs.
  4. The Mashable Job Board – Has some great leads available from time to time.
  5. Flexjobs – You’ll have to pay a fee to view the gigs but there are many social media, community management, blogging, and digital marketing jobs listed and many are exclusive only to that job board.
  6. Work From Home Companies – Totally throwing my friend’s job listing blog in here but she’s had a few good remote social media jobs listed so I feel justified.
  7. Craigslist – Craigslist is totally hit or miss and you have to weed through some clunkers to find the gems – but they’re in there.
  8. Freelancer.com – It’s a bidding site but if you’re good at what you do, you can find plenty of steady clients.
  9. Fiverr – The secret to doing well with Fiverr is having a good upsell. I know many social media professionals who land regular, well paying clients with one Fiverr ad.
  10. Indeed.com – One of the most popular job search engines on the web. Indeed.com even powers the social media job search engine we have here at Kommein.
  11. Simply Hired – A job search engine. Has some good stuff from time to time.
  12. Twitter – By searching hashtags and using keywords you can come across some excellent job tweets.
  13. Monster.com – Popular job search service, lists plenty of social media jobs.
  14. Career Builder – Job search site for professionals, lists many social media opportunities.
  15. The Ladders – Features jobs paying over $100,00
  16. Dice – Technically it lists tech jobs but you’ll also find social media and digital marketing jobs there.
  17. LinkedIn – Many top brands are advertising their social media jobs on LinkedIn.
  18. The Community Manager – Features a job list for online community managers.
  19. Beyond.com – Another job search engine that yields good results.
  20. FlipDog – Combs the web to bring you search results from different sites.
  21. Jobs in Social Media – A search engine listing social media jobs from around the country.
  22. Elance – It’s a bidding site, if that’s your thing.
  23. Jobster – Search engine powered by ZapPoint.
  24. JobFox – Sign up and get alerts!
  25. Media Bistro – Though it’s more of a job search for publishers and writers you’ll find there are many social media job opportunities as well.
  26. Upwork – Job Marketplace and bidding site for freelancers.
  27. #TweetMyJobs – Hashtag for jobs – not all are social media, though, so you’ll have to do a bit of weeding.
  28. #SocialMediaJobs- Another hashtag with some hidden gems. There’s lots of spam, though.
  29. #SMJobs – Another hashtag for social media job hunters.
  30. Social Media Headhunter – Blog featuring jobs and tips.
  31. Marketing Edge – You have to sign up to see jobs including social media jobs and digital marketing jobs.
  32. Freelance Writing Jobs – Lists plenty of blogging jobs as well as the occasional social media jobs. (And hey – I’m the founder and former owner!)
  33. Blogging Pro: The Blogging Pro Job Board is filled with freelance blogging jobs.
  34. CareerArc – Lists social media jobs.
  35. Glassdoor – Another job site that has social media jobs listed.
  36. CMXHub.com – Lists online community manager jobs.
  37. Gamasutra – Site of interesting to game developers, but there are a few listings for social media jobs in the gaming industry.
  38. Jobing – Enter your zip code and search locally.
  39. Startup Hire – If the startups are hiring, you’ll find their social media jobs listed here.
  40. Snag-a-job – A job search site for hourly workers.
  41. Adweek/Social Times – Lists social media jobs here and there.
  42. Onward Search – Lists Digital Marketing and Creative Jobs.
  43. Hootsuite – Who knew?
  44. New Media Hire – Lists many jobs in new media including social media, design, and sales.
  45. Social Media Club Dallas – Featuring a social media job board.
  46. CareerRookie – Features entry level positions and internships.
  47. HooJobs – Shares P.R, social media, and communications jobs.
  48. Only Digital Jobs – Shares social media jobs in London, UK.
  49. Social News Daily – Blog that also lists the top social media jobs of the week.
  50. Social Hire – Includes a jobs search board yielding many social media job results.

Did I miss anything? If you know of some cool places to find social media jobs let me know and I’ll add them to the next update.

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Does it Matter How Often You Blog?

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I’m not a terribly prolific blogger (anymore). It’s not for lack of motivation or passion and it’s not out of laziness, but I feel that blogging for the sake of blogging leads to an echo chamber or redundancy and mediocrity. It’s more important – for me anyway – to blog when I have something to share, rather than to jump on a topic simply because it’s trending or everyone else is writing about it.

That isn’t to say I don’t look for any angle for a relevant trending topic, but I’m going to bandwagon jump if I don’t have different opinion than what is being shared or to share something I feel strongly about.

However, that doesn’t answer the question.

Does it matter how often you blog?

There was a time when I updated this blog every day. There was also a time when I owned a very popular blog network that received huge traffic. For each of my blogs, the more I posted, the more traffic I received. If I had a down period, traffic went down. Now, that isn’t to say that search traffic still didn’t bring people in, but a large portion of my traffic was (and still is ) from people who read my blog live after I post.

Does it matter how often you blog?  Yes – and here’s why:

  • The more you post, the more pages are indexed by search engines: Ten posts mean the search engines have only ten pages to work with. 1,000 posts means the search engines have more to work with – directing more traffic to you.
  • The more you post, the more traffic you receive from people who receive your updates: Whether your readers find your posts via the social networks, email, or RSS feeds, they only see what you share with them. The more you share, the more they read. Of course, not everyone who subscribes or follows you will see ever post, but if you give them many opportunities to read, they’re more likely to take advantage.
  • The more you post, the more potential posts you have for other people to link to: The more good content you share, the more  of your stuff people will  have to share.
  • The more you post, the more you establish your expertise: If you want people to see you as a teacher, or someone who knows his or her stuff, the more you post, the more opportunities you have to share your wisdom and get your name out.

There are benefits to posting often, for sure. However, it’s best to keep in mind that quality trumps quantity every time. If you rewrite the news or other peoples’ blog posts without saying anything new, you’re not really giving people a good reason to become regular readers.

Should you blog every day regardless?

Different bloggers will tell you different things. Yes, blogging every day or at least several times a week is better for traffic and for you as a professional. If you’re blogging to drive sales or advertising dollars, it definitely helps to be prolific. However, if you don’t have anything new, interesting, or good to say, all the blog posts in the world won’t help.

Also, not everyone wants to see links to your blog posts all the time. So if you’re links are dominating your Twitter feed, Facebook timeline, email and everywhere else you share online, people might get tired of you.

I’m by no means the end all, be all, word of blogging but I know what works for me: always give people something important to consider. Share a good lesson and news people can use. Post when you have good content – as opposed to blindly firing off words – and see how that works for you.

Experiment with topics, times, and how often to post. Analyze your traffic and see what they react to best. In most cases it’s best to know about your online readers and their habits, than it is to post every day with nary a thought to the reader.

Share good stuff and good stuff will get shared.

 

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