Editorial and Social Media Specialist

Los Angeles, California
$45,000-$50,000 per year; DOE
Nov 14, 2017
Entry Level
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time

Editorial and Social Media Specialist

Arizona State University

Zocalo CSC 

Off-Campus: Other US Locations 

Requisition Id# 37214BR 

Salary Range: 

$45,000-$50,000 per year; DOE 

Close Date: 


Job Description: 

Zócalo Public Square, the Los Angeles-based ASU Knowledge Enterprise, seeks a driven and dynamic Editorial and Social Media Specialist.

Zócalo connects people to ideas and to each other by examining essential questions in an accessible, broad-minded, and democratic spirit. We pursue this mission by publishing ideas journalism and presenting free live events from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to Berlin.



Essential Duties: 

•Play a key role in all Zócalo events, from start to finish

•Work on-site at all events to ensure the smooth execution of each program

•Carry out an effective events outreach strategy, including marketing, audience relations, publicity, and social media

•Support Zócalo’s publishing—including copyediting, uploading copy and artwork to our content management system, producing newsletters, and developing social media content and strategy

•Assist with administrative tasks, ranging from note-taking to ordering books to maintaining organizational databases

Days and Schedule: Travel, weekends and evening work may be required 

Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Seven (7) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications: 

•Evidence of effective social skills and experience in using persuasive, personable and professional communication skills

•Experience in communicating in person, on the phone, and via email

•Experience in using organizational skills and thriving in a fast-paced environment

•Experience in work that requires hard-work

•Experience in working in a team

•Experience in working with outside partners


Working Environment: 

•Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse

•Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 20 pounds

•Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts

•Communicate to perform essential functions

•Expected to be responsive to customers, engaged in work production, resourceful, flexible, and respectful of others


Department Statement: 



ASU Statement: 

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. 

Background Check Statement: 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. 

Instructions to Apply: 

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume and cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click "External Applicant" under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 37214BR or go directly to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494&jobeId=3240444

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