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Social Media & Community Editor

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Chicago, IL 05-05-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Overview

Social Media & Community Editor

WBBM, Chicago's all-news radio station, is in the midst an exciting transformation of its digital news operation and is seeking talented digital journalists with strong news judgment and news-gathering skills, as well as a passion for local news and audio storytelling. This team works to grow audience across all platforms, from the mobile web to social media to smart speakers. This is an opportunity to join an award-winning news operation that has built a large loyal listening audience over many years and now is extending its reach by creating and distributing an array of new digital content.

As part of this transformation, WBBM is seeking a Social Media & Community Editor who will report to the Digital Managing Editor. Social Media & Community Editors are responsible for executing on all social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. They will pitch ideas and program, write, and execute on social platforms and work closely to monitor analytics and help the brand reach its goals. The Social Media & Community Editors also write email newsletters and push alert copy to help drive the cultivation of super fans and overall audience engagement. The position also involves disseminating content to other media.

Responsibilities
• Create, produce, and optimize content for use across all social platforms
• Write and edit headlines and text to position content for maximum engagement on social media
• Help grow the brand's social media followers and referrals to our website
• Engage and respond to followers in real time
• Brainstorm and execute innovative new social strategies, test new platforms, and expand social monetization opportunities
• Scour various social platforms to help develop possible news stories, find sources, and interact with Chicago area communities
• Respond to breaking news and actively monitor sources of breaking news (Dataminr, Twitter, AP, internal communications, broadcast, etc.)
• Collaborate with digital and broadcast staff to advance and tailor stories and other content for social
• Post to social media accounts, compose push notifications and newsletters
• Use real-time data in Google Analytics and other sources to drive editorial/story decisions
• Analyze and present monthly social media engagement and growth reports using Sprout Social and other metric resources
• Keep up with the latest social media trends
• Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts at social media companies
• Collaborate with sales team on creating Chicago-specific social initiatives, and execute the initiatives across social platforms

Responsibilities

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree
• 1-2 years' social media experience with a news brand
• Command of best practices on all social media platforms
• Outstanding news judgment, ability to work under deadline pressure and strong writing skills
• Experience with content management/online publishing systems
• Stellar communication skills
• Keen attention to detail
• Proactive, organized, and self-motivated with a team mentality
• Understands web and social analytics and how to interpret data

Qualifications

Desired Characteristics:
• Passion for local news, podcasts, and digital media
• Ability to evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Ability to work calmly in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while under deadline pressure
• Strong organizational skills and solid work ethic
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Willingness to experiment and innovate
• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, or other comparable photo and video editing software
• Availability on weekends, evenings and holidays may sometimes be required

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree
- 1-2 years' social media experience with a news brand
- Command of best practices on all social media platforms
- Outstanding news judgment, ability to work under deadline pressure and strong writing skills
- Experience with content management/online publishing systems
- Stellar communication skills
- Keen attention to detail
- Proactive, organized, and self-motivated with a team mentality
- Understands web and social analytics and how to interpret data

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g469wv-3-238-72-122-42 in your application.