My friend Mark Hayes, one of the marketing guys at my former workplace, Shopify, is looking for a Toronto-based social media and community manager. Shopify, in case you’re not familiar with the company, is a wildly successful ecommerce platform that’s moved over a billion — that’s right, billion with a b — dollars worth of goods since its inception about five years ago. It’s one of Canada’s biggest startup success, and a great place to work.
My name is Mark and I work at an ecommerce platform called Shopify. This week, I plan on hiring someone from r/Toronto to be our social media and community manager. If you’re really, really, ridiculously good at social media and want to work at an awesome company – read on.
Why I’m on r/Toronto:
I need to hire a social media and community manager in Toronto. Last time I hired someone (a marketing copywriter), I made it a public job posting. I received over 800 applications… going through them all was awful.
This time, I’m not making a public job posting. I plan on finding our new social media manager this week on r/Toronto. Yes, I have that much confidence in the power of Reddit. 🙂
I’m working out of Shopify’s Toronto office until Friday and would love to grab coffee with Toronto’s best social media people. Here’s a bit about working at Shopify:
- Exciting challenges to face, and problems to solve every day!
- Competitive salary
- Shares in the company
- Flexible work hours
- Free house cleaning service
- Free gym membership
- Office 5 min from Union Station
- More here.About Shopify:
- We’re an ecommerce platform with over 40,000 online stores around the world.
- Profit Magazine called us the smartest company in Canada.
- Fast Company named us one of the world’s top 50 most innovative companies.
How to get hired: Shoot me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org with a short intro and links to a couple of your social media platforms. Also please include a link to your LinkedIn, but if you don’t have one – don’t worry. No resume, cover letter or any of that stuff. I’ll respond to anyone who I would like to get to know a bit better and we’ll grab a coffee sometime this week!
Also, of course feel free to chat w/ me in the comments here. Thanks so much r/Toronto!
Edit: It occurred to me that those who want this job may downvote to decrease visibility of this post and increase their chances. Please don’t. 🙂 I hope to have as many coffees as possible this week, so chances are I’ll get to meet most who apply!
If you’re in the social media / community management line of work and are looking for a great gig, this is it! Be sure to drop Mark a line and tell him Joey sent you!