Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Here/Say Media is seeking an experienced journalist to serve as social media editor. The social media editor will work closely with the Editor in Chief and other members of the editorial staff to develop and execute and range of social media strategies, which are central to Here/Say’s business and editorial plans. These strategies will involve the use of platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Snap, TikTok, Clubhouse and others for storytelling, news gathering, distribution, and community engagement. The social media editor will have primary responsibility for executing on these strategies and achieving agreed metrics of success. As a start-up newsroom, we expect to experiment with various aspects of social media, and the social media editor will play a central role in guiding those efforts.
This position is an opportunity for an ambitious journalist to play a central role in the creation of a new kind of local news organization. The role requires physical presence in San Francisco, and we expect to be a largely in-office company, Covid permitting. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of professional experience, preferably in journalism, and is comfortable working collaboratively in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressure environment. Outstanding writing skills, deep personal engagement with social media and good news judgment are required. A proven ability to effectively capture the tone and style that drives engagement on various platforms would be a very strong asset, as would facility with audio and video production. Candidates who have developed their own brand on social, or who have exceptional technical skills, would be of great interest.