Social Media Assistant at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) aims to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity. This is outlined in our 2020 strategy, which positions WCS to maintain its historical focus on protecting species while developing an ambitious plan to engagewith a rapidly changing world. The challenges are greater than ever, but with the focus, dedication, and passion of a committed staff combined with a unique mixture of field, zoo, and aquarium expertise-WCS will continue to set the bar for science, conservation action, and education that has driven our success in protecting wildlife and wild places for over a century. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, adhering to core values of respect, accountability and transparency, innovation, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and integrity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Social Media Assistant

Location: Calabar, Cross River
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • The primary objective of the social media Assistant is to develop and implement effective social media strategies, create compelling content, and manage online platforms to raise awareness, drive engagement, and support fundraising initiatives for WCS Nigeria Program.

Major Responsibilities
The Social Media Assistant will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive social media strategy aligned with WCS Nigeria Program goals.
  • Create and curate engaging content (text, images, videos) for various platforms, ensuring it reflects WCS’s mission and resonates with target audiences.
  • Manage and update WCS Nigeria Program’s social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, X, Instagram, Threads, TikTok and LinkedIn.
  • Monitor social media trends, track analytics, and provide regular reports to assess the effectiveness of campaigns and content.
  • Collaborate with the Country Director to align social media efforts with broader communication strategies.
  • Engage with followers, respond to inquiries, and foster a sense of community on social media platforms.
  • Stay informed about relevant environmental and conservation issues in Nigeria to inform content creation.

Minimum Requirements and Job Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple social media accounts effectively.
  • Proficiency in social media management tools and analytics platforms.
  • Knowledge of SEO principles and content optimization strategies.
  • Proven experience in managing social media accounts for non-profit organizations or conservation initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of wildlife conservation and environmental issues in Nigeria.
  • Proficient in using social media management tools and analytics platforms.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative mindset with the ability to generate engaging and shareable content.
  • Proven experience in social media management
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms, algorithms, and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, with the ability to create engaging content.
  • Creative thinker with a passion for storytelling and visual content.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification in social media marketing or digital marketing.
  • Experience with video production and editing.
  • Familiarity with digital design software.
  • Photography skills
  • Previous success in growing social media followership and engagement.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Applications will be evaluated based on qualifications, relevant experience, and previous social media work quality.


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to WCS Nigeria
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results
  • Being accountable
  • Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Skill Set:

  • Managing data
  • Managing documents, correspondence, and reports
  • Managing information and workflow
  • Planning, organizing, and multitasking.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above qualifications, skills, and experience should apply by emailing a detailed Application / Cover Letter and CV (IN PDF) to: [email protected] using “Social Media Assistant” in the subject line of your email.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • WCS is an equal opportunity employer, and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process.
  • We are dedicated to hiring and engaging a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates.
  • The organization does not discriminate for employment based on gender, race/ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, caste, genetic information, or any other covered status or characteristic protected by laws and regulations/and similar categories.
  • It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based upon a person’s membership in one of these protected categories in areas such as recruitment, selection, job assignment, supervision, training, promotions, job grading, transfers, termination, compensation, benefits, educational opportunities, WCS sponsored recreational activities and facilities.
  • The organization complies with the spirit and intent of relevant local laws and WCS’s employment policies.


Application Deadline 29th February, 2024.


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