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Social Media Manager

American Physical Society
College Park, MD 20740
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    129871226
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American Physical Society

ID: 1131-CP-APS
Location: College Park, MD
Department: Communications



Social Media Manager

Who we are:
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Social Media Manager is responsible for managing the organizations social media presence and leading its social media engagement strategy.


A Typical Week May Look Like This:
  • Build, execute, and evolve a social media strategy in support of organizational goals through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification.
  • Lead a cross-organization team of contributors to drive results while building meaningful engagements with key audiences.
  • Maintain editorial calendars and generate, edit, and publish original social media content that attracts attention and generates interest.
  • Evaluate the performance of existing and the need for new social media accounts.
  • Design and deploy social media campaigns to drive engagement and increase awareness.
  • Monitor social media daily to identify and address sensitive issues.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with influencers, thought leaders, and social media professionals at other scientific societies.
  • Oversee measurement, analytics, and optimization of social efforts, communicate results, and make recommendations for improvement and growth.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to maintain brand consistency, messaging, and tone.
  • Identify key performance indicators to measure campaign effectiveness and evaluate and evolve the organizations social media efforts.
  • Maintain awareness of competition, platforms, and audience insights.
  • Explore and experiment with new ways to tell and share APS stories.
  • Train staff and volunteers on responsible and effective social media management.
  • Manage social media profiles and user access.
  • Provide insights and thought leadership on social media best practices and trends.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of social media platforms and make appropriate recommendations regarding activities.

Is This You:
  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, journalism, or communications preferred.
  • 4+ years progressive experience performing social media management for a nonprofit or association.
  • Expert user of social media management tools, such as Sprout Social.
  • Excellent, polished interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
  • Strong interest in science preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and to maintain the highest ethical standards.
  • Ability to influence without authority and to manage up, down, and across the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/deadlines with versatility while staying on time and on budget.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a cool temper.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively telling stories on social media platforms.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to design and execute successful social media campaigns.
  • Ability to build/maintain strong relationships with influencers and relevant brands.
  • Ability to take initiative in identifying and responding to issues/needs as they arise.
  • Proficient in commonly used technology platforms and software, including Google Business Applications, Gmail, project management software, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Strong documentation and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules.
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently.

Our Mission:

To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:

  • Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
  • Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
  • Promote effective physics education for all


The core values that drive our mission are:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning

The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Kimberly Browne, Senior Recruiter at [email protected]

The role is temporarily 100% remote and will be based in the relevant department home office (College Park, MD, Ridge, NY or Washington, DC) when on-site work resumes.


We welcome you to apply today!



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