Associate Social Media Manager

Vox, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedJanuary 31, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyNational/World News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.vox.com
Description:

Vox Media employees thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. The Vox Media house of brands includes industry-leading media forces like SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, Racked and Polygon, and reaches an audience of hundreds of millions, generating over a billion content views each month.

We created Vox to solve a problem in the news business. We’ve spent too much time in the media burying the important under the new. We want to explain the news to people by giving them the relevant context they need, when they need it and where they already are.

To support these efforts, we’re looking for an associate social media manager. The ideal candidate will be highly creative, a strong writer, and a self-starter who can also collaborate well in a team environment. Someone who is curious and passionate and thrives on change in an evolving digital landscape will excel in this role.

You’ll be a key part of the editorial process, working with writers to optimize their stories before publication, and making sure they follow best practices for headlines, images, and SEO. Together with the other members of the social media team, you’ll share stories to the right audience at the right place and time. You’ll also be involved with thinking about overall strategy, proposing and running new experiments, and constantly refining our best practices.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Help run Vox’s social media accounts, leading to an increase in followers, engagement, and on- and off-site views
  • Provide feedback to writers and editors on search and social headlines and share images
  • Create content to accompany stories, like GIFs and video clips
  • Work with the visuals team to optimize charts and graphics for social
  • Pull and analyze data to inform best practices for our social accounts and overall audience strategy

Skills and experience our ideal candidate has:

  • Professional experience running social media for a major media outlet or brand
  • Incredible attention to detail and intolerance for errors
  • Impeccable news judgment. A background in journalism is strongly preferred.
  • Creative writing skills and the ability to quickly explain a story under pressure
  • Extensive knowledge of all mainstream, and some emerging, social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Apple News, etc.
  • Experience with SEO and/or video editing a plus

The social media producer will be a part of the Vox Engagement team, a group of creators and strategists who work to bridge the gap between the Vox audience and our content. The role reports to Vox.com’s Engagement Editor.

This is a full-time role. Though remote work is possible, our strong preference is for this position to work out of our Washington, DC, office.

To apply, please submit the following items:

  • A 280-character cover letter (DO NOT SEND a traditional cover letter)
  • Your resume
  • A list of the social accounts for a brand, media org, etc. that you currently manage (or examples of posts from when you did manage)

Applications due Friday, February 2!

Vox values thinkers, creatives and obsessives from all backgrounds. Our teams are looking to hire the right person — not the right resume. We encourage those with diverse and nontraditional experience to apply.

About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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