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Ascent Social Media Planner

Denver, CO USA
Requisition ID:  8760
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Dec 5, 2022
Job Function:  Marketing

Within our Denver corporate headquarters, we are seeking a Social Media Planner to help develop and activate social media strategies to engage and convert our target consumer. Ascent launched in 2016 with the mission to naturally improve athletic performance and in the last 5 years, Ascent has grown to be a best-in-class sports nutrition brand known for their clean products and partnerships with top athletes.. Ascent is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leprino Foods Company, the world’s largest producer of mozzarella cheese.


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $62,000 and $73,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 5%.


As the Ascent Social Media Planner you will be a key member of the marketing team and serve as the social media lead for the brand. Your responsibilities include leading the strategy, content development, execution, and management of Ascent’s organic social media channels. You have the creative vision & copywriting skills to bring our brand tone to life and love the challenge of jumping on new trends and creating new content – both on your own and with agency partners. You will also be responsible for partnering with our network of influencers to develop unique, engaging content that can be shared across relevant channels. Your goal will be to improve our creative content and ultimately our brand reach, engagement and relevance with new & existing consumers.

Social Media:

  • Lead the creative development of all assets on our social channels with an emphasis on TikTok & Instagram – reels, images, video, etc. This includes content you have developed on your own, as well as working in tandem with our agency partners and influencers.
  • Write copy for each post/story that drives engagement, excitement & dedication among new & existing consumer base.
  • Engage with our consumers on a regular basis on all social platforms – responding to comments & DM’s efficiently.
  • Lead content calendar planning & execution on a monthly basis.
  • Sustainably grow all social channels with a particular focus on Instagram & TikTok.
  • Be the social media “expert” and lead the thinking on keeping pace on any new trends, platforms or executions that should be considered.
  • Measure success and optimize accordingly on all social media channels.

Athletes & Influencers:

  • Work with key Ascent athletes, influencers, and partners to plan and drive unique activations, awareness, and engagement across social, PR & in-person activations.
  • Grow our influencer marketing program to generate UGC that can be re-purposed across new & existing social media platforms.
  • Manage influencer marketing and sports marketing agencies and assist the Associate Director of Marketing in all athlete management and timely communication of upcoming product launches.

Retail & Gyms Team Support:

  • Partner with our retail & gym teams to drive creative storytelling that strengthens key retail & wholesaler relationships as well as creating unique and engaging content for larger gym chains such as Orange Theory Fitness.
  • Partner with our gym sales team to align on messaging for any new promotion or product launches.

You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, or similar subject area.
  • Experience using content and layout design tools (such as InDesign).
  • Experience in managing and developing content and driving growth, email campaigns, blogs, and brand storytelling (Instagram (3 years) and TikTok (1 year)).
  • Experience in content creation and copywriting.
  • A passion for social media to include staying on top of social media trends and emerging platforms.
  • The ability to work a weekly 3/2 (office/home) hybrid schedule.

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A Master's Degree in the above-mentioned fields.
  • A passion for and experience in the sports nutrition, competition, and fitness industries (Orange Theory Fitness, CrossFit, etc.)


Leprino Foods & Ascent Protein celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that leverages the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.

Offering You In Return:

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.

Our Story:

Ascent® was created to naturally improve athletic performance and is The Official Sponsor of Hard Work®. Ascent launched in 2016 and has continued to bring innovative products to the market, while remaining committed to their high-quality standards and offering products with straight-forward ingredients and nothing artificial. Aligning with the admirable qualities in the athletes that Ascent serves - going the extra mile, completing an extra set and never backing down from a challenge, Ascent pushes for high-quality results, knowing they do not come without hard work. Supported by our parent company Leprino Foods, Ascent will be focused on establishing a lasting brand to help athletes of all levels achieve their goals. Will you join us on our journey?


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Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Denver