Could Pinterest Become Your Job? These 10 Companies are Hiring
Listen, we get it.
From weeks of perfectly planned nutritious meals to DIY gifts and decorations that can save you a ton of cash, Pinterest has lots of potential to make your life better.
… unless you can’t seem to tear yourself away from your carefully-curated Pinterest boards at work, that is.
But what if Pinterest was your work?
10 Companies Now Hiring for Pinterest Jobs
As social media continues to
take over expand into every corner of our real-life lives, businesses are catching onto its importance in marketing.
That’s why they’re hiring Pinterest fanatics to increase their brand recognition across the board -- Pinterest boards, that is.
If you’re crazy enough about pinning to take it to the professional level, one of these 10 Pinterest jobs might just be for you.
1. Tastemade -- Social Media Manager, Pinterest
Who doesn’t love food and travel? They might be the two best things the world has to offer.
(Oh, right, I guess there’s love, too.)
Lucky for you pinning fiends, Tastemade, which describes itself as “community of food & travel lovers on a mission to connect the world through video,” is hiring a social media manager specializing in -- you guessed it -- Pinterest.
If you’ve got some experience managing multiple social media channels, you might be eligible to join their Santa Monica, California-based team.
You’ll get full medical, dental and vision benefits, flexible vacation days and 11 paid holidays, and stock options on top of your “competitive” salary (according to Glassdoor, the national average is $37,500).
2. Computer Upgrade King -- Social Media Intern
Want to break into the biz for the first time?
Powhatan, Virginia, company Computer Upgrade King is hiring a social media intern. And although it looks like some of your main responsibilities will be Facebook and Twitter, the listing mentions “avid” Pinterest use as a required skill.
The best part about this position? You don’t need prior experience.
You just need to be a student interested in business and marketing -- and, of course, passionate about technology. As in all things, excellent writing and communication skills won’t hurt.
The internship pays $10 per hour, and you’ll commit 30-40 hours per week. Apply here.
3. Alexandra Nesterak Events -- Wedding Planning Intern
Here’s another internship that’ll keep you pinning all day long: How better to plan a wedding than with DIY-happy, drool-worthy-venue-filled Pinterest wedding boards?
In fact, the listing for internship specifically asks applicants if they “spend hours on Pinterest fangirling over tablescapes, flowers and decor.”
Although you’ll get a great recommendation, college credit and unlimited coffee, this internship is unfortunately unpaid -- but it’s a great way to get your foot in the door of a lucrative industry.
So if you’re a college student interested in events coordination, based in the Washington, D.C. area and available from July 10 to Nov. 30, click here to apply.
4. Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC -- Social Media Advertising Strategist
Want the least boring job at a law firm?
This prestigious group of lawyers and attorneys in Corona, California, is hiring a social media expert who’ll be in charge of its social media campaigns and interactions.
That means you’ll “plan and implement” all the firm’s paid and unpaid social media campaigns, across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… and Pinterest.
Although the listing specifies you need experience working with Facebook in advertising, it doesn’t give a set required amount of time. And although you need a bachelor’s degree in a “related field,” there’s lots of room for variety in that descriptor, too.
Your compensation plan includes health, dental, vision and a 401(k). Here’s where to apply.
5. Live Nation -- Social Media Marketing Specialist
Yep, that Live Nation.
The king company of entertainment and ticketing is hiring a social media marketing specialist based in Boca Raton, Florida, to build engagement on its Florida-specific newsletters and social media campaigns, including Pinterest.
You’ll also get to develop digital and social artist promotional plans… which sounds a lot like creating fangirl Pinterest boards devoted to Taylor Swift.
You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising or communications, plus two years of experience -- but in return, you’ll get paid parental leave and super-discounted concert tickets, obvs.
Click here to get all the deets and throw your name in the hat.
6. NBA -- Project Employee, Social Media
Obsessed with basketball? With this position, you can keep your eye on the game -- and your Pinterest boards.
NBA is hiring a Secaucus, New Jersey-based social media employee to help run its campaigns across platforms. Aside from collecting data about NBA fans’ social media habits (read: browsing basketball boards), you’ll be responsible for real-time social media interactions. Yup, that means live-tweeting the next big game.
You need two years’ experience, a bachelor’s degree, and proficiency with basic Microsoft Office programs -- and, of course, a love of the game. Full details here.
7. Lion Brand Yarn Company -- Social Media Editor and Influencer Marketer
If you love to knit and pin, we found the perfect position for you.
NYC-based Lion Brand Yarn Company is hiring a professional to increase the company’s online traffic and engagement. You’ll develop and write weekly blog posts with input from the company’s marketing team -- but you’ll also do research on Pinterest, Twitter and other social media platforms to find potential candidates for partnership.
The company describes its workplace as “creative, entrepreneurial and collaborative,” and the listing specifies that the “ability to knit, crochet or weave highly desired.”
Sound perfect? The listing is here -- but hurry. Although this job was only posted on Wednesday, more than 50 people have already applied. (What can we say? You knitters are an industrious breed.)
8. RentPath -- Public Relations and Social Media Manager
If you already have some experience and are interested in joining a high-end digital marketing firm, RentPath might be right for you.
This public relations and social media manager job is based in Atlanta -- and you’ll earn $70,000 to $90,000 per year with less than five years of experience.
You’ll develop and implement social campaigns across platforms for both businesses and consumers.
And considering it’s all about rental properties, we can only assume you’ll be spending lots of time scoping out gorgeous-looking apartments on Pinterest.
9. Motive -- Social Media Account Coordinator
Here’s an entry-level job at a company that describes itself as “a collective of deep thinkers, artistic mavens, executional top guns and cultural connoisseurs.”
Sounds pretty awesome, right? If you’ve got a good understanding of social media platforms and a bachelor’s degree, you can apply to help manage this agency’s clients’ social media platforms -- which means a whole plethora of Pinterest boards!
The position is based in Denver, Colorado, and the listing specifies no relocations. And since your compensation is “TBD,” it’s a great chance to use your negotiation skills!
10. Freshly -- Social Media Community Manager
Do your friends make fun of you for being the resident health nut? Is your fridge stocked only with organic produce and ethically sourced meat?
Weekly delivery service Freshly is hiring a social media community manager to work in New York City. You’ll manage and help grow audiences across the company’s social media accounts -- and yes, it specifically mentions Pinterest.
Food porn boards, here you come.
The job requires a bachelor’s degree as well as three to five years’ experience, but you’ll be working in a “positive, open-minded workplace that will challenge and celebrate your successes.”
Sound good? Check out the listing here.
Want Even More Pinterest Jobs?
Keep your eye out for social media manager positions, which are cropping up more and more on every job board.
But the best way to do what you love… is to design your very own career.
If you’re really a Pinterest whiz, consider creating your own freelance Pinterest consulting business. This post’s got a ton of great info to help you get started.
Your Turn: Will you apply to any of these Pinterest jobs?
Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her creative writing has been featured in DMQ Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection and elsewhere.
Carissa Richetti, an editorial intern at The Penny Hoarder, contributed research to this post.