Freelance social media manager

Application is currently closed. Inspired? Motivated? Kindly visit our submission page for more opportunities.

About us

What Kept Me Up is a four year old Ibadan-based movie and TV blog. We serve readers with news, reviews, trivia, and fun bits in the film world. It is managed by a managing editor with the help of two contributing writers. We  hope to push people to watch movies and TV shows not necessarily based on ‘good or bad’, rather based on their watch history, life interests and favourite genres. Most importantly, getting people engaged in conversations on what kept them up. The discussion with readers matters a lot. We want to get people talking non-stop. 

Role brief

We are looking for a talented social media manager to administer our social media accounts (Instagram and Twitter for a start). You will be responsible for creating original text and visual content, managing posts and responding to followers. You will manage our company image in a cohesive way to achieve our goals.

As a Social media manager for a movie blog, we expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies, social media trends and movies (including TV series) out there. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our company’s views creatively.

Ultimately, you should be able to handle our social media presence ensuring high levels of web traffic and audience engagement.

Your profile

  • Excellent copywriting skills. Experience is an added advantage.
  • You have a vast knowledge in movies, TV  shows, and general pop culture.
  • Highly knowledgeable about developments in the film industry (Nollywood, Hollywood, European cinema and non-English cinema)
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Expert use of Instagram, Twitter, Google Docs and Canva.
  • Own a Facebook account which does not have to be active.
  • Familiarity with WordPress.
  • Open to communication on Telegram.
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)
  • Creativity, flexibility, strategic thinking, relationship building, team spirit and humour.
  • Analytical and multitasking skills.
  • Preferably Ibadan-based.


  • Performing research on current trends and audience preferences.
  • Designing and implementing social media strategy to align with the blog’s goals.
  • Setting specific objectives and reporting on ROI.
  • Content Curation: Generating, editing, publishing and sharing engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news).
  • Monitoring the analytical reports.
  • Collaborating with the writing team to ensure brand consistency.
  • Communicating with followers and other accounts, responding to queries in a timely manner and monitoring audience feedback.
  • Overseeing social media accounts’ design (e.g. Twitter timeline cover, Instagram profile pictures and layout).
  • Suggesting and implementing new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions.
  • Staying up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and applications, most importantly, happenings in the film world.


  • Covering the cost of weekly cinema ticket for a movie.
  • A free Netflix account.
  • Working from home.

How to apply

A single PDF document containing the following:

  • a Curriculum Vitae
  • a cover letter

This single document should be sent to

Tip: We care less about your qualifications and certificates, and more about what drives/motivates you, your love for film and what you do during your free time. Also, in your cover letter, you could rave about an exciting development in the film world since the year began. Knowledge in movies from other countries is also a plus.

Application is currently closed. Inspired? Motivated? Kindly visit our submission page for more opportunities.