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8 Companies That Will Pay You at Least $30K to Use Snapchat All Day
Can’t get through an outing without snapping your dish, date or the decor?
If you’re a culture nerd with a knack for producing engaging video content, a job running a company’s Snapchat channel might be perfect for you.
Yes, you read that right — you can get a job where your main duty is creating Snapchat content.
While these jobs are available all over the nation, it’s no surprise many of them are based in New York and California.
As you might expect, the job descriptions for these roles are pretty mum about pay. So, we checked out salaries and reviews on Glassdoor.com to help make some educated guesses!
8 Companies Now Hiring for Snapchat Jobs
Here are a smattering of advertisements to get you started on your job hunt. You may be snapping away at a firm near you before you know it.
1. Snapchat Coordinator — FabFitFun
Love shopping, fashion, and style?
Join subscription box FabFitFun in Beverly Hills, California, as Snapchat coordinator, where you’ll be tasked with maintaining the content calendar and developing the tone and voice for the company’s Snapchat channel.
You should have at least one year’s experience managing a brand’s social accounts — even better if that includes Snapchat.
Salary: Starts at $40,000, according to a representative from the company
2. Snapchat Visual Designer — PopSugar
If you live in the Los Angeles area and have a few years of hands-on video production experience, fashion and beauty lifestyle site PopSugar wants you as its Snapchat visual designer.
The role is expected to create “visually stunning” daily video content that pushes creative boundaries.
Pay: $40,000-$50,000, based on Glassdoor data; the national average for a social media specialist is $38,000
3. Live Story Editor — Snapchat
Why not work for Snapchat itself?
Curate live stories from around Europe as the single creative lead, collaborating with producers in the London office.
You must have a college degree or experience in a similar role; the ad notes they’re looking for a “visual thinker.”
Pay: Around $40,000, based on Glassdoor data for social media specialists; one Snapchat salary listed for a “designer” shows a $60,000-$65,000 range
4. Snapchat Editor — Thrillist
Thrillist is looking for a “crazy-creative editor/shooter” to serve as its Snapchat channel’s editor.
You’ll pitch stories, shoot, edit and maybe even appear on camera.
If you have two or three years of experience telling stories through video — and love Thrillist’s culture-focused content — it’s time to apply for this New York-based position.
Pay: $30,000-$45,000, based on Glassdoor data; the company’s salaries for “editor” range from $31,000 to $50,000
5. Content Producer — Time, Inc.
Time wants a Los-Angeles based content producer to create short-form video for Snapchat, Tumblr and Vine.
The role will work on a new digital platform “under the People/Entertainment Weekly umbrella,” which means you should love celebrity-focused news bits. The job ad promises a “startup atmosphere.”
6. Digital Video Producer — Bravo (NBC Universal)
You’ll work with high-profile talent in this Bravo role as digital video producer.
Can you bring vision and drive to original content for Facebook, Vine and Snapchat? Your content might even appear on BravoTV.com.
You should have at least three years of experience creating digital video content and be willing to work in New York City.
Pay: Up to $60,000, based on Glassdoor data; employees have reported an average “digital producer” salary of $77,000, which we hope you get since you’ll be working with on-air stars
7. Beauty Fashion Producer — Hearst
Beauty lovers: Join Cosmopolitan magazine’s editorial team in New York to create content for the mag’s Snapchat Discover channel.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of production experience and be comfortable with video formats for web, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and — of course — Snapchat.
Be ready for the hustle and bustle of the magazine world — this listing includes being “calm in stressful situations” as a key qualification.
Pay: About $40,000-$50,000, based on Glassdoor data; an “associate video producer” reported earning about $48,000, while an “online producer” made a salary of about $40,000
8. Social Engagement Content Creator — Saatchi & Saatchi
“When you’re not making things on the internet, chances are you’re consuming pop culture, reading, browsing, exploring and being an awesomely curious nerd.”
If this is you, apply for advertising agency Satchi & Satchi’s social engagement content creator position.
You’ll be based in Torrance, California, designing, shooting, and writing social content — including for Snapchat. Be ready to prove your experience on previous social media campaigns.
Pay: Around $40,000, based on Glassdoor data; the “junior creative” role with a salary of about $58,000 may be possible if you’ve got experience
Your Turn: Will you apply for one of these Snapchat jobs?
Lisa Rowan is a writer, editor and podcaster living in Washington, D.C. Intern Kelly Smith contributed research to this post.