Social Media Producer, evening/weekend contract

Washington, DC
Nov 18, 2020
Dec 07, 2020
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 a social media producer to join the audience team on a 12-month contract. The ideal candidate should be able to successfully connect Post journalism and audiences across social platforms.

This position is on our core social team, which is responsible for The Post's main branded accounts on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . The team optimizes the distribution of our journalism to attract and engage new audiences. This role requires close collaboration with reporters and editors across the newsroom.

Candidates should have experience in 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 to specific audiences and has a command of voice and tone on social media.

Comfort using analytics tools like Chartbeat, Google Analytics, and Facebook/Twitter/Instagram engagement insights is preferred, as is the ability to understand and act upon these metrics when appropriate.

The person in this role would work Wednesday through Sunday, with evening hours on the weekdays.

Please consider applying if you have several of the following: at least two years journalism experience, experience using social management tools such as SocialFlow, experience reading and using analytics to make decisions, experience with other social networks such as YouTube or TikTok and the ability to investigative and verify claims on social media. We're also looking for a news junkie with a love for alerts.

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.

This position is based in our Washington newsroom. Once we resume normal operations, the position will not be eligible for remote work.

Candidates should upload a resume and cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position to our jobs portal by Dec. 4. Your cover letter should include the accounts you've run before, and should be addressed to Director of Social and Operations Mark W. Smith, and Managing Editors Tracy Grant and Krissah Thompson. Please also upload an additional PDF with at least three examples of social posts you're proud of (including screenshots with active links) along with a few sentences accompanying each post that explain how the choices you've made fit with an intended audience. All of your application materials can be uploaded to the same field.

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