Social Media Editor - News Website & Magazine

New York City, New York
$45-50K + Bonus & Benefits
Jan 03, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Contract, Full Time

National Review is a leading conservative political news website & magazine founded in 1955. We are looking for an exceptional Social Media Editor to join our growing content team. 

The ideal candidate is equal parts content marketing/ audience development/ and social whiz. You will be responsible for increasing traffic, raising the brand’s profile, building a loyal following on various social media networks, and marketing our content products. 

This position works across the content & editorial teams on social media, homepage curation, content partnerships, content distribution, and analytics. You should be a strong writer with a passion for news, politics, social media, and digital experimentation.

You should be a fan of National Review’s journalism and working on the web, and have experience crafting headlines and story deks, choosing arresting, appropriate images for a story, and analyzing audience data. You should also have impeccable news judgment and posses a sophisticated understanding about the ever fluid workings of social media platforms.

You'll need to have:

  • Successful track record in growing social communities & driving social traffic for an editorial website
  • Experience (2+ years) in an online publishing/social media/content management role — News and/or Politics background preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, political science, or another digital media field preferred
  • Is comfortable producing content for a range of platforms: web, mobile, and social
  • An analytical mind who is simultaneously scientific and creative in their approach to using data to make content decisions
  • Basic knowledge of HTML (preferred)
  • Flexibility with work hours that will involve time outside the 9-to-6 weekday hours; off-shift work required in urgent news situations
  • Intellectual vigor & zeal for politics

Candidates must reside in the Greater NYC area as the position is based in Midtown Manhattan.

To Be Considered:

To apply, include a résumé, a cover letter that doesn't put us to sleep, past social media examples and/or a critique of National Review’s current social efforts.

Place 'MB: NR Social Manager 2018' in the Subject Line  

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