I'm being forced to write copy and make a social media calendar for my company (ft role) suddenly after a bunch of consultants took over.
I understand everything is a learning curve but it's high time they hire resources.

Pointing my copy mistakes all the time won't help a multi million $ company.

Is there a way to explain this professionally that my forte is design and not social media management.

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Ugh this happens so often, as if social is so easy and not a full time job in itself.

You can explain it as simply as you did in this post, it’s not your expertise and they need to hire a social media manager to see any results / this is not a good use of your skills and their resources.

And then just keep doing the bare minimum! Don’t get better at it, maybe get worse at it.

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Damn, that is a tough one if you want to stay.

Although layoffs may be unavoidable, even if they squeeze you for the labor of 3 people before it happens. Been there!

If it were me, I would consider my days numbered and start interviewing now.

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Play to your strengths, even if you have to put them on a different platform like social media. Since you’re a designer, design awesome graphics/webpages/etc. that can be used for social content. Yes, you’ll need some copy to go with it, but that website they gave to a tech company is full of approved copy. Just use that where it’s needed to supplement your designs.

When you get pushback (and you will), just say the feedback you had gotten on your copywriting attempts made it clear the brand voice needed to be stronger, so you are using copy you know works and putting your time into other elements (like design) where you are more skilled.

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That's a great idea!! I'd rather put my strength in designing more stronger visual content. And incase no one likes the way of brand communication I can say this that they need someone stronger to support my stronger visuals. 🙂

In my mind you have three ways to approach this:
1.) Own the role and ask for needed resources, more compensation, and/or new title… “Will these tasks [content] be apart of my role long term? If so, is there an opportunity to revaluate my job responsibilities, title, and overall compensation to accurately reflect these additional responsibilities?”
2.) Say this isn’t my job and don’t believe you can add the needed value… “This falls outside of my scope of responsibilities and expertise, but I’m happy to support where it makes sense (or I’m happy to help put together the needed skills / potential candidates for this role).”
3.) Slowly push the work back on the consultants (or whoever is assigning these tasks)… “As a designer, content creation isn’t my expertise, but I took a pass at it to support the team. If further edits are required, I’ve attached a version of the document that you can apply your edits directly into.”

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Thanks you are right. :)
I'll be mindful of this and plan the vacation time.

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