Social News Associate, CNBC Make It

Posted: 10/17/2019

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:
  • Executing daily posting and strategy across Make It’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Writing, optimizing and scheduling original site content in a timely manner
  • Creating compelling content on Facebook and Twitter, driving engagement and creating unique experiences
  • Maintaining brand voice and presence
  • Contributing to the development of emerging platforms
  • Maintaining knowledge in the latest social technologies and best practices
  • Community engagement
  • Working with the Senior Social Editor to execute big picture strategy for Make It’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Working with Senior Social Editor to develop ideas for social-first content


  • • 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, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.

    • 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.

    With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CNBC World, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to 410 million homes worldwide, including more than 90 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 Digital delivers more than 55 million U.S. multi-platform unique visitors each month. CNBC.com provides real-time financial market news and information to CNBC’s investor audience. CNBC Make It is a digital destination focused on making you smarter about how you earn, save and spend your money by zeroing in on careers, leadership, entrepreneurship and personal finance.

    CNBC has a vast portfolio of digital products, offering CNBC content to a variety of platforms such as: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a suite of CNBC mobile apps for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung Smart TVs.

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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