Sleep Number

  • Social Strategy and Influencer Manager

    Job Location US-MN-Minneapolis
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  • Overview

    To ensure everyone knows Sleep Number, and how improved sleep can improve their life, the Social Strategy and Influencer Manager will work closely with the Sleep Number Social team to: 1) Support the strategy development and implementation across all Social platforms 2) Lead influencer engagement, and 3) Support priority Media projects.



    Primary Responsibilities


    You thrive in a fast-paced environment and love project managing multiple projects. You’re a people person with a passion for influencer marketing and creative social writing skills; you’re ready to lean-in on one of the fastest-growing teams in Marketing.

    Social Content (approximately 60% of role)

      • Support Manager to develop individual Social platform strategies, as well as content strategies, then project manage the internal Creative team, Social Community & Content Specialist & external agency partners from ideation to execution
        • Manage select creative briefs/campaigns and update internal creative documents to meet deadlines
        • Work closely with the Social Community & Content Specialist to drive workflow and consistency across content and campaigns
      • Partner with Manager to implement best practices on an ongoing basis, design all creative (including video) for each platform/unit and audience, and share updates about platform changes
      • Lead analyzing of reports to understand content’s impact on paid media strategies (and vice versa); partner with paid team to optimize both content, audiences and campaigns


    Influencer Engagement (approximately 20% of role)

      • Manage influencer engagement programs; provide daily support to external blogger networks, one-off influencers including, but not limited to:
        • Day-to-day relationship management (calls, emails, meetings)
        • Identification and securement of best influencers; negotiate partnerships
        • Blogger network management
        • Recap report compilation
        • Internal cross-functional plan integration


    Priority Media Projects (approximately 20% of role)

      • Lead efforts with external teams for priority Media projects (including priority markets like Manhattan)
        • Manage partner relationships
        • Develop strategy and cross-functional plan
        • Identify and secure best influencers; negotiate partnerships
        • Lead event efforts in partnership with Events team


    Position Requirements 


    • 4-year bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, integrated marketing, or social media
    • 3-5+ years social media, communications, marketing, PR or related background required
    • Agency experience preferred, but not required



    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Strong project management experience and organizational skills required
    • Able to be flexible and to handle multiple projects in an organized, timely manner required
    • Influencer program or blogger relationship management & negotiation experience required
    • Social media/online writing experience and working knowledge of social media platforms required
    • Strong computer skills required:  Microsoft Office Suite; especially Excel and PowerPoint
    • Consumer products or retail experience preferred
    • Able to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines and work independently
    • Able to work well in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
    • Able to follow schedules and complete required documentation and reports
    • Able to remain calm under pressure
    • Able to tactfully make decisions based on what’s best for the customer

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.



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