A virtual social media assistant is a remote employee who is trained and experienced to assist your company with social media related tasks. They operate out of home and can help you with a lot. For example, managing handles, creating content, scheduling posts, engaging audience, researching for trends etc.

Here is our compilation of virtual assistant job description samples that will help you come up with a crisp job description to attract good and experienced talent.  

Virtual Social Media Assistant Job Description Sample 1

If you're a small team or startup looking for assistance with social media management, here's a sample for you:

Job Overview

We are looking for an experienced virtual assistant who is well-versed with social media management and tools. You will be working in tandem with our team and reporting to the social media manager on our company's varied social media activities. The ideal candidate must be tech-savvy, creative and constantly learning new market trends.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Manages company social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other relevant platforms
  • Researches on social media trends and works on strengthening the company's social media presence.
  • Creates interesting blogs, posts and videos to be shared.
  • Schedules posts regularly on all the company's social media platforms
  • Optimizes content following search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Creates content that focuses on increasing audience engagement.
  • Assists social media management with large projects, events, and community management
  • Works as part of a team to develop large social media campaigns
  • Analyses and reports audience information and demographics, and success of existing social media projects
  • Proposes new ideas and concepts for social media content
  • Works with marketing and social media team members to coordinate ad campaigns with social media strategy
  • Writes and distributes e-newsletters to subscribers
  • Manages social media communications

Job requirements

  • Graduate; social media marketing certification or specialisation preferred
  • Prior experience in a similar role
  • Basic knowledge of designing on Canva, Crello etc.
  • Well-versed with social media account management tools like Buffer, Crowdfire etc.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Good team player

Virtual Social Media Assistant Job Description Sample 2

If you're a big brand or an already established company and need someone extremely resourceful and competitive, then here's a sample for you:

Job Overview

We are looking for an experienced virtual assistant with an established track-record in social media management. You will be assisting our social media team on their varied tasks. We're looking for someone who is detail-oriented, extremely competitive, creative and commendable designing skills.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Manage company's social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other relevant platforms
  • Constantly evolve with new social media trends.
  • Creates interesting blogs, posts and videos to be shared.
  • Get content approved and schedule it regularly on all platforms.
  • Creates SEO friendly content.
  • Create and implement strategies that focus on increasing audience engagement.
  • Works as part of a team to develop large social media campaigns
  • Analyse campaign metrics and create reports to be presented to the team
  • Assist the team in creating monthly and annual social media strategy.
  • Proposes new ideas and concepts for social media content
  • Manages social media communications
  • Uses timelines and scheduled content to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analysing, managing, and altering schedules wherever necessary.

Job requirements

  • Graduate with specialisation in social media marketing
  • Established track record as a social media assistant. Should have worked in large scale campaigns and audience engagement.
  • Professional level designing skills on Canva, Crello etc.
  • Well-versed with social media account management tools like Buffer, Crowdfire etc.
  • Detail-oriented and focussed
  • Trend researcher
  • Good team player

Virtual Social Media Assistant Job Description Sample 3

If you're a solo-preneur or an influencer looking for a virtual assistant to help you with social media, then here's a sample for you:

Job Overview

Need a social media wiz on an immediate basis! The ideal candidate should be well-versed with social media management and its tools with good internet access and willingness to work remotely. You will be a one-man army for all the social media related activities. Someone who is organised, planned, self-motivated, has basic designing skills with an eye for trends is the ideal candidate.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Manages all social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other relevant platforms
  • Manages audience engagement and generates leads.
  • Creates interesting blogs, posts and videos to be shared.
  • Schedules posts regularly on all the company's social media platforms
  • Creates content that focuses on increasing audience engagement.
  • Researches for similar interests, people, influencers etc. for networking.
  • Proposes new ideas and concepts for social media content
  • Writes and distributes e-newsletters to subscribers
  • Manages social media communications
  • Manages and regularly updates content planner

Job requirements

  • Graduate; social media marketing certification or specialisation preferred
  • Prior experience in social media management
  • Basic knowledge of designing on Canva, Crello etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple social media accounts
  • Basic knowledge of all social media management tools.
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Self-driven and committed.

Tips to successfully hire a virtual social media assistant

  • Ask for work samples or check the brands that they have worked for. Ensure that the creative calibre of your virtual assistant is in sync with your brand.
  • If you're looking for some really high online presence growth, then ask your virtual assistant to share the growth metrics of brands/pages that she's worked for. If he/she has managed to generate a lot of following in the past, then you're in safe hands.
  • Lookout for an assistant who is extremely passionate about social media and knows the game well. Getting help on the administrative aspects of social media management is definitely a deal but having someone who is sharp and intuitive to the changing internet trend is a go-grabber!

Final Thoughts

If you manage to find a good virtual social media assistant then you can actually save more than half your working week's time. As Chris Ducker had once stated that social media has the tendency to suck you in and deviate you from what you actually need to get done.

An attractive job description that clearly states out the requirement and reflects the company culture tends to draw attention of resourceful candidates. To sum it up, it's important to make it look interesting.  

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Upasana Iyer

Upasana Iyer

A virtual assistant at Wishup, trained mental health professional with an ardent love for writing. Upasana has over a decade's experience in writing and translation in the media industry.

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