The Daily Beast is seeking a dependable, self-motivated, creative and inquisitive permanent associate editor to join our social media team. This person will work the evening shift, Monday through Friday. The role is full-time with benefits.
What You Get To Do:
Duties will include total management of our official accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more. This role will assist the editors and reporters in tracking high-pressure breaking news events, strategize reader-engagement opportunities, advise editors on best SEO practices, maintain outreach partnerships with other organizations and influencers, and will have opportunities to pitch and write for the site. Ideal candidates are independent, detail-oriented, organized, fast, flexible and excited about evolving social strategy, with a strong interest in politics, pop culture and writing and a background in news.
Schedule/publish content to our main social platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) in our brand’s voice
Work with editors/reporters to craft smart social promotion in a timely manner
Maintain relationships with our news and social outreach partners
Monitor for trending news to alert the newsroom to story ideas
Conceive of compelling social projects to work on for the longer-term
Write short hits on big news
Advise newsroom on best SEO practices
Prior news experience
In-depth understanding of social platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, etc.
Strong sense of voice and news judgment
Sensitivity to tone and accuracy in copy
Prior knowledge of SEO and social-media management systems (i.e., SocialFlow, TweetDeck, HootSuite)
Able to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines
Pays close attention to the news cycle in real-time
Comfortable working and communicating remotely with other editors via Slack
Willingness to collaborate with other reporters, editors, and media partners
Adobe Photoshop and video-editing skills are a plus.
Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics a plus
Why work for us?
The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in pristine Chelsea in New York City. Being part of IAC, we are able to provide you some of the best in benefits. We offer discretionary vacation, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) matching, subsidized gym membership, stocked kitchens with snacks and drinks, and excuses to celebrate all the time! Work for us and work for something spectacular!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.