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Social & Multimedia Specialist

Are you a self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with a “we’re all in this together” attitude? Are you passionate about connecting 417-landers to what’s best and what’s next in our community, helping them to fully enjoy their life in 417-land?

Whitaker Publishing is a regional lifestyle company in southwest Missouri. The multimedia company owns and produces 417 Magazine, Biz 417, 417 Bride,,, 417 Custom Publishing and high impact thought leadership events.

417 is looking for an employee with a passion for productivity, organization, and people. If you are  looking for opportunities for growth and advancement and you’re ready for the next step in your career, apply today!

We currently have an opening for a Social & Multimedia Specialist. This position plays a pivotal role in amplifying our brand presence and fostering community engagement across various social media platforms, web and digital assets. It is crucial that you give a consistent voice through creative copy and visual storytelling and showcase that across all media. You have the opportunity to shape the digital narrative of our brand, connecting with our audience and showcasing the best of 417-land.

Additional duties include:
• Develop and execute a comprehensive social media strategy aligned with the publication's brand identity and goals. The initiatives may include but are not limited to magazine features, events, partnerships and community events.
• Create engaging and compelling multimedia content for social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Spotify and TikTok.
• Storyboard, film, direct and edit video content for our brands and paid partnership content for social media.
• Coordinate paid partnership content with clients and professional videographers for longform video work.
• Manage the day-to-day operation of all social media channels, including planning and scheduling posts, responding to comments and monitoring engagement metrics.
• Research and propose paid social partnership ideas to drive revenue growth in unique ways ensuring our brand remains in alignment.

The ideal candidate will excel in professional communication, have a strong attention to detail, demonstrate good judgment and the ability to evaluate tasks and prioritize effectively.

A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Video Journalism, or related field required, with 2-5 years work experience (excellent internship experience counts).

Evaluations and Outcomes:

The position will be evaluated after 90 days with reviews three times per year.

Benefits and #417culture:

• Comprehensive health benefits for employees, disability insurance, SIMPLE IRA match, profit-sharing plan, professional development, flexible work environment, holidays and personal days
• Family-owned
• Through our commitment to being Great Game of Business practitioners, we take ownership of our work, mistakes, actions and wins. We understand we have a stake in the company's—and our own—future.
• Did we mention we have a fun committee?
• We promote from within, so there are opportunities for growth and advancement.

Get to know #417culture and the work we do here.

We’ve been doing this gig for 25 years, but there’s even more to come—we promise. Want to be part of it? Submit your cover letter, portfolio and resume to

417 provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants. Employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or unlawfully affected by virtue of an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, medical status, pregnancy, marital status, military including veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other class protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of recruitment, employment, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, assignment, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment.