The New Statesman is looking for a dynamic social media and platforms sub-editor to ensure its award-winning journalism is read by as many people as possible.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their experience using platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to promote articles and attract attention, as well as the ability to write clear, snappy sells to tight deadlines. He or she should also be able to use social media to generate leads and monitor the most popular stories of the day.
This is a full-time position based in our London office. It is a junior role and would suit someone looking for their first or second job in the industry. The successful candidate will work office hours, but some flexibility is desirable, depending on the flow of breaking news.
The ideal applicant should have:
Experience managing social media accounts for a magazine, newspaper or digital outlet.
Extensive knowledge of social media and SEO.
Experience producing digital news or cultural content.
Active social media profiles on multiple channels.
Key tasks include:
Writing and scheduling posts of all New Statesman articles across Twitter and Facebook.
Working with writers to help them promote their stories and the New Statesman as a whole.
Monitoring social media and feeding back ideas for stories in news meetings and in regular communication with editors.
Building audiences on platforms such as Instagram and Reddit.
Helping maintain relationships with third-party platforms such as Apple News and Flipboard.
Exploring new ways of engaging with the New Statesman’s audience, in particular digital and print subscribers.
Working with the marketing department to help promote subscription offers and live events.
Please send your application before Monday 15th October to India.Bourke@newstatesman.co.uk, with the subject line New Statesman: Social media sub-editor.