The Daily Beast is looking for a Social Media Editor to join our Audience Development/Social Media team. The position reports directly to the Director of Audience and requires collaborating across teams, including editorial and marketing, to grow our presence and impact on the company’s social media channels. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in politics, entertainment, and breaking news—and, of course, has a strong social game. This position is scheduled from Wednesday - Sunday.
Write engaging copy to amplify our exclusive stories across social media platforms
Monitor traffic and growth using data tools including Google Analytics and CrowdTangle
Help promote membership across all platforms
Promote our top podcasts, including “The New Abnormal” and “The Last Laugh.”
Provide headline suggestions for the newsroom to maximize SEO and social reach.
Inform partner platforms of key stories
Create captivating Instagram posts that tease our best content
Work with reporters to craft enticing Twitter threads that break-down our top stories
Reach out to new and diverse audiences
Conceive, build, and supervise Beast communities on social platforms
Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant social media and news experience
Strong communication, editorial, and analytical skills
The ability to work in a fast-paced news environment—taking initiative, receiving constructive feedback, and working with minimal supervision.
Excellent news judgment and nose for breaking stories and trends on social
Understanding of pressing topics for diverse cultures, communities, and racial and ethnic identities.
Location is flexible.
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.