Social Media Editor– NorthJersey.com is seeking a Social Media Editor to coordinate the social media efforts of NorthJersey.com, The Record (Bergen County, NJ) and community newspapers.
Reporting to the Web Editor, the Social Media Editor will communicate best practices to journalists across the company and execute a strategy focused on engaging online readers, growing web traffic and encouraging quality back links. The Social Media Editor will inventory and monitor all existing social media accounts at NJMG and make recommendations to senior leadership on best practices in various scenarios, including breaking news and enterprise news situations.
The right candidate will be adept at formulating a vision for North Jersey’s evolving social media needs on Facebook, Twitter, and emerging platforms, and be excellent at articulating this vision to key editors and senior leadership. The Social Media editor will be hands-on, posting directly to scores of NJMG social media accounts in addition to coordinating with others around the company doing the same.
The Social Media Editor will write a large volume of short messages each week, promoting North Jersey content and interacting with online readers using an informal, sometimes fun tone that is also journalistically responsible and neutral. Experience working in a digitally-driven newsroom is a must. Candidates must have at least two years of full-time experience working at news web site managing a homepage or main section; a working knowledge of HootSuite Pro, HTML, audio and video editing; and experience using a Content Management System, Photoshop, e-mail blast tools, basic HTML and web analytics.
Days and Hours: Varied work schedule – evenings and weekends required
Contact: Send cover letter, resume and supporting links to Sean Oates, Web Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.