Social Media Editor

Washington, DC
Nov 04, 2022
Mar 01, 2023
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for an experienced social media editor to join our expanding social team. We want a savvy editor who can adroitly connect Post journalism and audiences across platforms.

This position is on our core social team, which is responsible for The Post's main branded accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit and Telegram. The team optimizes the distribution of our empowering and award-winning journalism to attract and engage new audiences. This role requires collaboration with reporters and editors across the newsroom and coordination with other Curation and Platforms teams.

Candidates should have experience managing a news organization's social accounts during breaking news, planned live events and quiet moments when there is time to craft that perfect share text. We're looking for someone who writes sharp headlines targeted toward specific audiences and has a command of voice and tone on social media. Comfort using analytics tools such as Chartbeat, Google Analytics and Facebook/Twitter/Instagram engagement metrics is preferred, as is the ability to understand and act upon these insights when appropriate.

Please consider applying if you have several of the following attributes: at least two years of journalism experience, experience using social management tools such as SocialFlow, experience reading and using analytics to make decisions, fluency with social networks such as YouTube or TikTok, and the skills to investigate and verify claims on social media.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom and could involve night and/or weekend work.

Candidates should upload a résumé and cover letter outlining your experience, including the accounts you have run before, to our jobs portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 11/18/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Assignment Editor for Social Kyley Schultz and Deputy Director of Social Travis Lyles. Internal candidates can apply here.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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