Social Media Editor

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Position Overview:The Freelance Social Media Editor will help manage SNY's social media presence to maintain consistent voice and own audience interaction across social media platforms. This is a part-time role that will be approximately 15 hours/week. The Freelance Social Media Editor will preferably work on-site as SNY's offices, but remote candidates will be considered.

  • At the direction of the Editor-In-Chief and Senior Social Media Editor, will own and maintain SNY's brand and tone of voice across platforms to ensure consistency
  • Produce and edit video, images and GIFs for use across and social media platforms
  • Pitch, write, create and curate content for social media platforms. Ensure that the posts reflect the tone and voice of SNY's content strategy
  • Optimize linear content to be published on and social platforms
  • Build audience engagement with an understanding of data and analytics, identifying and monitoring trends
  • Execute and measure marketing initiatives, including targeting and boosting, in coordination with the Multi-Platform Marketing Manager
  • Brainstorm, draft and implement strategies to guide our social media efforts
  • Cover events live across social platforms
  • Identify, pitch and write trending stories
  • Plan social-first editorial strategies, as well as custom content for visual platforms like Facebook videos and Instagram
  • Edit and cut videos for our various social media platforms
  • Run breaking news events across social media, including live tweeting and Facebook Live
  • Innovate new content strategies to broaden the brand's reach
  • Train reporters and editors across the newsroom in social media best practices
  • Stay up to date on the latest social media announcements and emerging technologies


    Basic Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple stories and projects at once in an organized manner
    • Proven track record building an audience and deepening engagement with targeted demos as part of a team
    • Minimum one (1) year experience in social media or audience engagement
    • Strong writing and editing skills required
    • Proficient in the use of the following camera and editing systems: DSLR, iPhone 8+,TVU, AVID, Photoshop, Premiere, Snapstream

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered (note job #: )
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Available to work flexible, non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
    • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal' s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    Desired Characteristics

    • Bachelor's Degree preferred
    • Previous experience in a breaking news environment is a plus