Social Media Editor - Online News (Part Time)

Posted On: May 10, 2022

Journalism Job

Media Organization: The Daily Beast

Company Description

Independent. Irreverent. Intelligent. The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion in the arena of politics, pop-culture and power. Always skeptical but never cynical, The Daily Beast reaches more than 1 million readers a day. Tracy Connor is Editor in Chief and Heather Dietrick is CEO. The Daily Beast is based in New York and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

Job Description

The Daily Beast is looking for a part-time Social Media Editor with Online News experience to join our team. The position reports directly to the Director of Social Media and requires collaborating across teams, including editorial and marketing, to grow our presence and impact on the company’s social media channels. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in politics, entertainment, and breaking news—and, of course, has a strong social game.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Write engaging copy to amplify our exclusive stories across social media platforms
- Monitor traffic and growth using data tools including Google Analytics and CrowdTangle
- Help promote membership across all platforms
- Promote our top podcasts, including “The New Abnormal,” “Fever Dreams.” and “The Last Laugh.”
- Provide headline suggestions for the newsroom to maximize SEO and social reach.
-Inform partner platforms of key stories
-Create captivating Instagram posts that tease our best content
-Work with reporters to craft enticing Twitter threads that break-down our top stories
-Reach out to new and diverse audiences
-Strategize to help reach both traffic and brand building goals
-Conceive, build, and supervise Beast communities on social platforms


-Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant social media and news experience
-Strong communication, editorial, and analytical skills
-The ability to work in a fast-paced news environment—taking initiative, receiving constructive feedback, and working with minimal supervision.
-Excellent news judgment and nose for breaking stories and trends on social
-Understanding of pressing topics for diverse cultures, communities, and racial and ethnic identities.
-Location is flexible
-Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

Why work for us?

The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in pristine Chelsea in New York City. Being part of IAC, we are able to provide you some of the best benefits. We offer discretionary vacation, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) matching, stocked kitchens with snacks and drinks, and excuses to celebrate all the time! Work for us and work for something spectacular!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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