Social Media Editor, The Huffington Post

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, commentary, entertainment, features and lifestyle content, as well as a platform for a highly engaged community of opinion and conversation. With nearly 130 million unique visitors each month (comScore), it is the largest news site in the US. The site has more than 85,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. HuffPost is a global publication, with editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece and India and more on the way, including Australia


Job Description

About the Role:

The Huffington Post seeks a news-savvy social media editor to help spearhead how we report the news on social platforms. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage HuffPost's branded social media accounts -- primarily Twitter
  • Monitor breaking news, using strong news judgement to ensure the most accurate information goes out on our social platforms in a timely fashion
  • Give HuffPost’s social accounts a voice that's both informative and fun
  • Teach new hires the basics, and advise more senior editors on strategic matters
  • Stay abreast of ever-changing analytics to gain a better understanding of what type of content works well on social media
  • Experiment with emerging platforms, as both a way to expand our audience and to grow traffic
  • Help develop a strategy to incorporate video and multimedia elements into our overall social strategy

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience running social media accounts in an editorial setting
  • A nose for news, with experience or interest in political, world, business and/or entertainment news
  • Demonstrated creativity and knowledge of engagement strategies on social platforms
  • Ability to multitask in a high pressure environment
  • Professional writing experience
  • Stays on top of industry trends
  • You run toward numbers instead of running away from numbers
  • Strong team player
  • Work with a mobile-first mindset


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. AOL Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category. Please see the following notice regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity Rights.