Social media butterfly wanted at growing Grand Rapids PR company, 834 Design & Marketing

If you have a passion for helping clients achieve their goals, plus a talent for weaving a compelling story via social media, the blogosphere, and website content, 834 Design & Marketing might have the perfect job for you.

834 Design & Marketing, a young, growing communications and design firm at 560 Fifth St. NW, Grand Rapids, has a brand new position open that owner Kim Bode has dubbed "social media butterfly." The title might be lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek, and having fun on the job is a key element for this firm, but Bode says, "we live and breathe what we do."

The firm began in 2008 with just Bode, working from an office whose address was 834. Now, with three full-time people, the need for someone to coordinate social media and other web content for 20-plus clients looms large.

"They'll be curating the content, customizing the networks (Twitter, Facebook, and others), monitoring the communications, looking at the successes of the communication, and really looking at what the data's telling us, like when is the best time to post, what types of posts are getting the most reactions," Bode says. "They'll serve as an editor for the business media content channels, promote clients, execute strategy, and manage content and design.

"We are web-content machines," Bode adds with passion in her voice. "Anyone we bring into the organization has to know how to write; it's what sets our clients apart from their competitors."

Bode says that 834 Design & Marketing integrates marketing, design, and public relations. Besides online content, client campaigns often include branding, graphic design, event planning and coordination, global marketing, advertising, and community relations.

The company believes in helping college graduates get an education outside of school, and works with six to eight interns each year to provide them with hands-on research and marketing experience.

To find out more, or to apply for the social media coordinator position, click here.

Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of 834 Design & Marketing

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