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

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.

3 replies on “Shopify’s Looking for a Toronto-Based Social Media and Community Manager”

I saw the Reddit post yesterday. Brilliant! I emailed him last night. Had I noticed this post yesterday I might have dropped your name, especially as I mentioned Pork Ninjas and you’ve eaten our food.

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