Digital Marketing Strategist - San Diego


Company Description

KWSM is a full service digital marketing agency made up of journalists. We specialize in website development & SEO, social media strategy & management, content creation, PR & influencer marketing, and digital advertising. Clients hire us to create integrated digital marketing strategies to generate leads or sales. Half our clients are B2B and half are B2C.

We have offices in Orange County, CA, San Diego, CA, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV.


Job Description

We’re looking for a journalist to join our growing team as a Social Media Manager & Digital Marketing Strategist. Are you are a professional storyteller with marketing experience?  Have you worked in radio, TV, print, or online? Want to explore putting those skills to work in the world of digital marketing? We’d like to talk.

As a member of our team, you will build relationships with our clients and create content that helps tell their story.  In this role, you will develop, implement, and analyze your clients' marketing strategies.  Do you know what works for B2B brands?  Are you effective with B2C conversations, brand awareness, and achieving sales?  You will distribute that content over social media channels. You will also manage client social media accounts, interacting with fans and followers on their behalf.

You must have a journalism degree or equivalent work experience, be comfortable with the major social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.) and possess a basic understanding of social media marketing best practices.

It is important that you enjoy research and writing, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

We work hard; we play hard.  We recently voted to change our schedule company-wide to a 9/80 work schedule, allowing us to get more accomplished in fewer days and have more three-day weekends.

This is a full-time, salaried position.



The right person for this job will be….


If managing social media accounts for clients was as easy as posting on Facebook, anyone could do it. But what we do is a lot more than posting. We create all our own content: we must constantly think about what will be interesting to our audience, how we will add value and keep them coming back. Then we’ll do it all again tomorrow. If you have big ideas, are willing to take risks, and want a job where you can be innovative and try new things, KWSM could be a very good fit.


We tell stories for a living. That involves engaging and communicating with an audience on social media, but it also requires the ability to communicate well with our clients, and each other. We’re a small company, and you will have a lot of opportunity to add your feedback. We need someone who wants to be heard.


We have a very collaborative office, and want to work with people who want to be part of a team. If you’re the kind of person who likes the door to their office closed, you probably won’t be happy here. (Our offices don’t actually have doors.)


Yes, we work online. But in order to accurately tell our clients' stories on social media, we have to get to know them offline, too. A large part of your job will be building relationships with clients and acting as their advocate. We work hard for our clients, but we like to socialize with them, too.


We want to work with people who are passionate. If you have the ability to get excited about something and throw yourself into it, you will fit in well here.

Additional Information

If you believe you would make an excellent addition to our team, please submit the following materials via the form on the right.

  • Resume
  • Culture Index Survey

Submissions that do not contain all requested materials will not be reviewed.


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