Assistant Social Media Producer at Western Journalism

Description:

The core function of this position is to produce content that captures the attention and maximizes the engagement of users in the social media environment. We operate a news platform that has a dedicated user audience and this person must identify stories that will appeal to our readers.

Responsibilities:

  • Crafts shareable, engaging social posts on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and other platforms to promote our stories, commentary, videos, and news.

  • Collaborates with editorial staff to select content for publishing on the basis of relevance, value to the reader, and timing.

  • Uses analytics software to identify effectiveness, engagement, and reach of social media posts in real time.

  • Identifies “Viral”-worthy videos and other content that match our editorial goals, and curate this on our site, always keeping in mind our mission and audience.

  • Optimizes titles for increased engagement on social media platforms.

  • Integrates social media into the editorial process, i.e. embedding social media within published content

  • Commits to following social trends and new platforms to help guide the comprehensive social media strategy

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Experience building audience engagement on social media, esp. Facebook

  • News Junkie

  • Interest in new social media platforms and a desire for constant experimentation

  • Exceptional written communication skills

  • Team player with excellent interpersonal/ collaboration skills

  • Self-Starter

  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS

  • Exceptional internet research skills to investigate claims on social media

  • Basic coding skills (HTML5, CSS) a plus

  • Web design experience a plus

  • Experience with graphics editors to create memes, gifs, and other images a plus

Company Perks

We value company culture and hold it to a high standard for this reason we try to make work a fun, relaxed and highly productive environment, therefore, we offer:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans for full-time employees

  • 401 K + company match

  • Flexible PTO

  • Casual work environment

  • Video games, VR Machine & Employee Lounge with provided snacks

  • Walking distance to Anthem businesses and restaurants

  • Monthly catered lunch for the office