Social News Associate, Make It

Posted: 2/5/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


CNBC Digital is looking to hire a talented Social News Associate to support the NYC-based Make It brand. CNBC's Make It is a fast-growing, consumer-friendly section of CNBC, devoted to aspirational content about entrepreneurship, leadership, careers, and money.

The Social News Associate will work with Senior Social Media Editor to execute social strategies across Facebook and Twitter. The ideal candidate is someone who’s obsessed with social media and continually finding new ways to deliver engaging content that drives both follower and referral growth.

Specific responsibilities could include, but are not limited to:
    Execute daily posting and strategy across Make It’s Facebook and Twitter accountsWrite, optimize and schedule original site content in a timely mannerCreate compelling content on Facebook and Twitter, driving engagement and creating unique experiencesMaintain brand voice and presence Contribute to the development of emerging platformsMaintain knowledge in the latest social technologies and best practicesCommunity engagementStrong interest and knowledge in social video posting and sharing practices Work with the Senior Social Editor to execute big picture strategy for Make It’s Facebook and Twitter accountsWork with Senior Social Editor to develop ideas for social first content


The requirements of the Social News Associate will include but are not limited to:

• A proven track record of growing social accounts and referrals.
• Strong news judgment and a good sense of the trending topics that will resonate with our audience and showcase the Make It brand
• Ability to perform and multi-task under pressure
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience
• Solid written and verbal communication skills

PLEASE NOTE: This is a short term position with an estimated duration of 3 months, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.

The desired characteristics of the Social News Associate will include but are not limited to:

• Expert on all things Facebook and Twitter
• Interest in Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and emerging platforms
• Be highly motivated, extremely organized, detail-oriented, and possess outstanding communication and coordination skills
• Fast learner
• Photoshop experience is a plus

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

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