Grinnell Chamber

Brand Engagement Specialist I

Full time
Posted: 05/26/2021
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources


This position requires a flexible person to work with AR15.COM’s content team to deliver a variety of content for social media platforms. Under the direction of the Brand Manager this person will be required to fill various roles including working with the content team to help film and edit multiple weekly videos, manage content on social media platforms, and engage with users on the company's forums.



  • Assist with social media campaigns
  • Assist in posting and monitoring deals on AR15.COM’s Deals Page
  • Assist with Social Media accounts posting and interfacing with users
  • Track and optimize social marketing content to achieve audience engagement goals
  • Assist with user experience on AR15.COM’s Forums
  • Assist in filming video content (lighting, audio, & camera setup. running cameras, etc.)
  • Assist in editing videos (editing to be done in Adobe Premiere and After Effects)
  • Measures goals and reports on performance of our content
  • Analyze metrics and prepares reports on key social media analytics and progress towards the consumer marketing and social media key performance indicators.
  • Identify trending stories relevant to our brands’ respective missions and collaborate with our content team for coverage and promotion
  • Assists with coordination and delivery of live events across social platforms
  • Assists with guest feedback on social channels both reactively (i.e., addressing complaints in an appropriate manner) and proactively (i.e., praising guests who demonstrate advocacy on behalf of our brand)



  • Willingness to travel
  • Assist in developing an in-depth market and brand analysis
  • Identify gaps in content and seeks content that tells our brand story at all layers of the content funnel
  • Assist in innovating new social content strategies to broaden our brand’s reach
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive business relationships (e.g., senior management, stakeholders, other departments, etc.) and foster an environment of mutual respect, understanding, trust, and support
  • Stays current and assesses industry and social media trends, tools, new platforms, innovations, and best practices.
  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing campaigns that achieve brand exposure/sales goals


Education and Experience

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • Four plus years of relevant experience or equivalent education (BA/BS degree and 2 years of relevant experience)
  • BA/BS degree preferred, but not required
  • In depth knowledge of firearms/firearm industry and willingness to learn
  • Experience with shooting and recording video content
  • Intermediate experience in video editing and production software
  • Intermediate experience with quick video project deadlines
  • Intermediate experience with photography and editing skills

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to maintain confidential business information
  • Ability to respond to industry partners in a timely and effective manner
  • Technical knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong communication (written, oral and interpersonal skills)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • preferred to have Past experience in firearm related videos
  • Strong organizational skills - be detail oriented and deadline driven

Leadership Competencies

  • Customer Focus (L2)
  • Creativity and Innovation (L2)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (L2)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L2)
  • Drive for Results (L2)


Physical Demands

  • Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which

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