Full Time Job

Social Media Editor


Los Angeles, CA 11-25-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

This position is represented by the NewsGuild-CWA

Do you have a track record of processing and reporting a variety of political, foreign and domestic news topics with speed and accuracy? Are you passionate about journalism, news analysis and working in fast-moving digital spaces? If your answers are yes, we want to meet you.

We're looking for an experienced Social Media Editor to join the MSNBC social team, based in Los Angeles, though the role is currently remote. You'll work with the Head of Social in NYC and the Deputy Head of Social in LA to manage MSNBC's presence on social media platforms during Prime Time. You will activate on social strategies that elevate in-depth analysis, commentary and informed perspectives from Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and more. You will be able to swiftly break news, while identifying and promoting MSNBC coverage initiatives. We are looking for someone who can help keep MSNBC in the forefront of social media news.

• Drive MSNBC social media coverage during the key Prime Time hours
• Run the MSNBC ''hot seat,'' helping define and share the voices of MSNBC to our highly engaged social audiences
• Maintain focus and accuracy during breaking news and high pressure news situations; keeping as many platforms as active as possible when the stakes are high, and accuracy with speed matter most
• Comfort being an independent self-starter, but also part of a multi-location, multi-time zone team
• Writing headlines, editing video and distributing content on social media platforms
• Coordinating with editors on show teams and site programming

• Bachelor's Degree preferred
• 2+ years editing in a newsroom environment preferred, including experience with breaking news, video editing and dedicated social publishing experience; must be a skilled text AND video editor with outstanding communication skills and the ability to prioritize while multitasking
• Demonstrate experience with managing breaking news, video editing and packaging/publishing on social media accounts for a news outlet(s)
• Must be willing to work West Coast shift
• Desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive but highly rewarding news environment

Desired Characteristics
• Experience analyzing social and site analytics, and generating reports
• Experience as a site cover editor or similar digital media experience
• Active awareness of MSNBC personalities and brands