Shopify’s Looking for a Toronto-Based Social Media and Community Manager

by Joey deVilla on January 21, 2013

Joey deVilla and Mark HayesMy 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.

He’s using Reddit’s “Toronto” subreddit to find this social media and community manager. Here’s what he posted:

Hey r/Toronto:

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:

How to get hired: Shoot me an email, mark.hayes@shopify.com 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!

This article also appears in The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.

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