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Social Media Design Manager

United States - Texas - Austin

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Expedia

The Creative Department is an international, multi-disciplinary group of creatives with a deep curiosity about the world and an undeniable passion for travel. As part of the Global Brand team, we’re responsible for imagining, developing, and delivering high-caliber, multimedia marketing programs to engage and inform our travelers and property owners/managers. We’re the dreamers and doers behind our brand, global and regional marketing campaigns, always-on channels, and creative initiatives that include content development, automation and scalability. We seek the industry’s best storytellers, visual artists, and technical experts to grow and thrive with us as we tell the Vrbo brand story around the world.

Working within Vrbo’s internal creative agency, the ideal candidate should possess a broad understanding of all major disciplines of digital marketing with a specialization in social media design, social media strategies, content marketing and influencer marketing. They’re passionate about sparking connections between people and content and dedicated to building the best strategic frameworks for social media initiatives. They have the ability to transform business objectives, data and content strategy into design that performs across major platforms.

What You'll Do

  • Creatively lead design efforts within The Creative Dept. for all social media platforms

  • Bring socially innovative and metric-driving ideas to the table

  • Use social media best practices to help develop and implement our social media strategy

  • Help oversee other social designers and social media content

  • Measure the success of design efforts using key data metrics

  • Stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies

  • Work with designers to ensure content is informative and appealing

  • Collaborate and communicate ideas well with Marketing department

  • Communicate with industry professionals and influencers via social media to create a strong network

Who You Are

Skills and Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a lead Social Media designer or similar role

  • Social Media Strategist using social media for brand awareness, engagement and traffic

  • Excellent knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels

  • Expert-level knowledge in Sketch, and proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics

  • Good understanding of social media KPIs

  • Familiarity with graphic design and social media publishing

  • Experience in a management role

  • Conceptual and critical thinker with problem-solving skills

  • Team player

  • Good time-management skills

  • Great interpersonal and communication skills

  • BS degree in Marketing or relevant field, or equivalent professional experience

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working within an Agile-based work structure

  • Experience in motion design and/or editing

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on VRBO.com.
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

Why Join Us

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

About Vrbo

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of VRBO and the Expedia Group family of brands and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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R-44658

Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
UI/UX

Location
United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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