24th May 2019 by Cam Brierley
Updated 24th May 2019
Working Remotely in Social Media: Esports & Gaming
Social media is one of the most desirable areas to work in on our site, so we wanted to share some tips on how to make the social media dream happen.
Dream jobs are funny, because the definition of a dream job differs greatly from person to person. However, as a jobs website operating in esports and gaming, dream jobs are something we deal with on a daily basis.
There’s one trend we often hear about when we talk to our users about what they’re looking to do in these two emerging industries. It involves posting content, interacting with other gamers and meme-ing. It’s working in the weird and wonderful world of social media, of course!
The majority of the people looking to work in esports and gaming are young, so naturally social media ticks most of the boxes a dream job should. What’s more, the two industries are now global phenomenons, meaning remote social media jobs are by far our most popular offering.
That’s why we decided to produce this article. Think of it as your friendly neighborhood guide to working remotely in social media in esports and gaming. From finding the jobs to applying to them, we want to arm you with the knowledge you need to leave this page ready to take a run at any of the work from home social media jobs we post.
So let’s get started!
1. Finding work from home jobs in social media
This is an easy one, provided you’re happy to work in gaming, esports or both. As a jobs website, we do all the hard work for you after all!
You can visit this handy link to see all of the active, work from home social media jobs we have available at the moment ➞ https://htmr.kr/RemoteSocialMedia.
We also retweet plenty of remote opportunities whenever we stumble upon them on Twitter, so it’s also worth dropping us a follow to see them as soon as they appear!
2. Getting your resume and cover letter ready
However, social media roles (more than most) require an application full of personality, life and creativity. For this reason, we thought we’d lay out some of the key points to remember when applying for jobs in social media:
Let’s begin with some advice on the resume, as this is what employers will typically put the most stock in when making their decision about an application.
Make a creative design
Social media is a fairly new area to work in, so your resume can challenge the mould a bit. Ditch the plainness of black text on a white background, and introduce some color into your resume as well as a creative design to make it stand out from the other applications a hiring manager receives (that’s always job number one, remember!)
After all, part of your job as a social media manager will be to make your company’s posts stand out on someone’s cluttered social timeline. Additionally, many social media managers will need at least *some* design skills to produce visual content, or to at least edit templates a designer creates for them.
Make sure you’re showing the hiring manager you’ll be up to these tasks from the very first time they see your resume!
Adopt the company’s “voice”
A primary responsibility of a social media manager is to pick up the company’s “tone of voice”, so as to keep communications consistent across all their channels. If you’re applying for a company that is very casual and fun on their socials and website, then be sure to reflect this style in the text of your resume.
On the flip side, if you’re applying for a social media job at a company with a serious tone of voice, make sure that’s the style of writing you’re using. It’ll show the hiring manager that you’ll be able to slot right into using the correct voice, which means you should hit the ground running when they’re measuring you up against other candidates!
Ensure your writing is impeccable
Is there a worse feeling than getting called out on Reddit for a spelling error? Yes, there is, and that’s making a spelling error on a company account to what may be thousands, or even millions, of eagle-eyed followers.
When you’re applying for jobs to be the voice of a company, you need to have top-notch writing skills. That means one slip up in the text on your resume could be a permanent and lethal black mark against your name in the hiring process.
You’ll have heard this point a thousand times in advice on applying for jobs, but proofreading really is essential when applying for social media jobs. Proof it once, then twice, then have someone else proofread it for you if you’re still unsure.
There’s a lot of crossover from the points we made in the above resume section that apply to the cover letter too. So be sure to be hitting those, as well as following these golden rules...
Make it unique
We’ll always stress the importance of writing a unique cover letter for each job you apply to, but in social media it’s especially important. You’ll be being judged for how engaging your writing is, and you could be competing with hundreds of other applicants, especially for positions that allow you to work from home.
For this reason, ensure you’re making references to the company you’re applying to as well as sections of the job description, such as how your experience skills directly relates to one of their requirements. This makes your application so much more personal to the company you’re applying to, which really does help.
People want to hire candidates who are clearly familiar with their company, or at least who have taken the time to do their research!
Show you’re dependable
This is particularly important for remote jobs. When a company is hiring remotely, they need to trust that their candidate is going to be doing all the work they’re being paid for, rather than just the bare minimum.
This is why it’s key you bring up how dependable you are. If you have a past experience to back this up, great. If not, then think of how you can show that you’re a trustworthy and hard-working individual. A reference from some previous remote work could be a big help here!
If you can meet all those points then we’d say you should be well prepared for applying to any of the remote social media jobs you find on Hitmarker.
We’ll drop that handy link for you again to check out what we have going at the moment in the sector (https://htmr.kr/RemoteSocialMedia) and wish you the very best of luck. Hopefully we’ll be interacting with each other on Twitter in no time! *gamer fistbump*
Image credit: DreamHack // Rikard Söderberg
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