Bailey Greubel: Social Media & Communications Coordinator

Bailey Gruebel, Social Media & Communications Coordinator

What’s challenging/interesting/rewarding about my current job?

I currently work mainly with social media, SEO, and website blogging/writing. Social media is constantly updating and coming out with new platforms. It’s hard to keep up with all the technological advances!

How do I use various communication proficiencies in my work?

Mainly, my communication skills come from linking through social platforms. Being able to handle certain people and situations comes up daily! Another skill I’m proud to say my company is bringing me back in to is professional interviews. Through broadcast journalism, I’ve been able to meet many individuals high in rank and success. Interviewing them and learning about the company uses many different communication proficiencies.

What surprised me about my career?

My first career, the Marketing Manager at STL Ballpark Village, was extremely surprising. There are so many “jobs” within the overall big job that cut down to the nitty gritty. I was pleasantly shocked how much I learned in many fields under the big umbrella of marketing and communications.

Here’s my number one piece of advice for Communication undergrads:

Explore ALL job titles. Don’t necessarily search for a “communications” job title. There’s so much under communications, i.e. marketing, social media, journalism, broadcast, management, etc. Cast a wide net!

Does experience matter?

I landed my job at ballpark, a manager position and title, only having worked there for about a year. My first year I started in a lower position that helped me climb rather quickly in my second year because of my skill and personality. So yes, it does matter, but if you’re good at something, don’t let a company hold you back! You don’t need 10+ years to get to a manager level if you express your skills in the proper way!

Class year: 2018

Previous jobs since graduation:

Team Lead AT&T

Marketing Manager Ballpark Village

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