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6 April 2022

The New Statesman is hiring: Head of Social

The New Statesman is recruiting a Head of Social to help lead our social team.

By New Statesman

The New Statesman is recruiting a Head of Social to help lead our social team and grow the title’s widening audience. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and ambitious social media journalist to make a real difference at a time of rapid growth for the title.

This leadership role will be responsible for producing and implementing social media strategy for the New Statesman whilst managing a team of two Social Media Editors to get the most engagement possible on our platforms and ultimately drive digital subscriptions.

About the role

  • Support and mentor a highly motivated team
  • Develop strategies designed to bring engagement and reach targets for unique users and subscriptions
  • Ensuring the quality of the social media accounts remains high
  • Work across the newsroom to make sure everyone is up-skilled on their social media channels
  • Read the analytics daily to decide where to dedicate resources effectively and spot opportunities for growth
  • Pitch daily stories based off social media insight to the Head of Audience to commission
  • Working closely with the video team to produce social-friendly content
  • Learning about and experimenting on new platforms
  • Working with InDesign to help create a digital design language

About You

  • Worked in a senior newsroom role previously
  • Has grown social media channels and traffic in previous roles
  • Impeccable organisational skills and time management
  • Ability to utilise analytics tools to inform editorial decisions
  • Has a working understanding of photoshop tools in order to create digital assets
  • Interested in paid social
  • Very experienced with InDesign, able to train the rest of the social team
  • Experience in management
  • Ability to write and edit scripts
  • Confident in their capacity to interview live
  • Ability to consistently produce sparkling social copy

    To apply please email with your CV and cover letter. Deadline 20 April.
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