About a month ago, I was hired as the social media manager for a local Ithaca restaurant. This is not the one I work full-time for, but it is owned by the same people.
Essentially the situation is I work remote mostly during the week when I have time, and try to get up to the restaurant itself once or twice a week for pictures and to work in the office.
What I do is mostly on Instagram, Facebook and now Twitter, so it’s a lot of social media…so much so I neglect my own ha!
When I look at my week, I budget my time around two things: my full time job and running. I schedule in my shifts at CTB, then plug in my runs (which happen every morning), then take the rest of the hours in the week and see where I can do social media.
My day starts with running, then depending on my CTB schedule, I’ll do social media for Agava, then close at CTB or I work the day shift, and do social media for Agava afterwards. If my shift ends at 2PM, meaning I had an opening shift, I try to go up to Agava to work there and take pictures. I can do most of the work remotely, but being around the staff and being able to ask my bosses questions helps my work.
I can also use their resources and get quick answers to my questions.
When I work remotely, I schedule a daily Facebook post, IG post and Twitter. Usually the FB and Twitter are done in advance, so the only live thing I do is IG and engagement across those platforms.
There are of course the nightly specials and other things I Tweet out to keep people up to date and current, but I try to have at least a post across the platforms scheduled each day. This way I can spend more time editing or working on long term projects.
On my weekly day off from CTB, I work with my coach so it’s usually a long run day. Then I have time to relax and eat a good breakfast before I head to Agava to get work done. On my Saturday of from CTB I work in the morning at the gym, then have a meeting with my boss at Agava in the afternoon. It is then he tells me what’s been going well, what I can do better and what to focus on in the week. Since I’m up there, I also try to get footage.
Another thing I do is their newsletter. The newsletter is called East Enders and it gives the members weekly deals and discounts. It’s a really great deal, as it’s free to sign up and the deals are quite good. The newsletter also has our events, live music and other tidbits I find interesting. I like doing that very much!
So that’s basically it. Any questions?
Oh and to see my art in action, follow us! @agava_restaurant