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The Huffington Post Is Hiring An Associate Social Media Editor

 The Huffington Post seeks a passionate online journalist to take charge of our social media accounts each weekend. Successful candidates will have both strong news judgement and a nose for trending content. Weekend audiences spend more time on mobile devices, so there's a big potential to experiment. This full-time position (Wednesday-Sunday) is preferably based at our headquarters in New York City, but can be based elsewhere.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage HuffPost's branded social media accounts -- primarily Twitter and Facebook on weekends

  • 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

  • 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

 

Requirements:

  • 2-4 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

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to social-careers@huffingtonpost.com.

 

About The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has 214 million unique visitors per month (comScore, global multiplatform, January 2015). The site has almost 100,000 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. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India and the Arabic world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.

 

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer:  AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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