Social Media Producer

Ref#: 32009
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: New York, NY, US

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CBS News is seeking an innovative and hardworking Social Media Producer to join our fast-paced digital media social team. The ideal candidate will be fluent in the best practices of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, as demonstrated by his or her active social media profiles and portfolio of work. S/he must understand the most current content strategies utilized by these platforms and be equipped to create videos, articles, headlines and share language that best play to each of those platform strategies. S/he must have experience covering breaking news and the proven ability to write smart, catchy and accurate pieces on news in a variety of topics. S/he must be able and willing to work newsroom hours, which includes nights, weekends and holidays.

The duties of the Social Media Producer will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Write trending news stories for
  • Produce and edit shareable videos and quote graphics
  • Proactively identify stories and social activity trending online and how we can use it
  • Conceive of social headlines and share language consistent with the CBS News brand
Candidate qualifications:
  • 3 to 5 years of social media experience in a news environment
  • Experience working in a broadcast or digital newsroom
  • Strong social media skills with demonstrated portfolio of work
  • Ability to multitask
  • Team player who is able to work with a diverse group of people
  • Deep familiarity with social media audiences, best practices and analytics
  • Strong writing skills with demonstrated portfolio of published work
  • Video editing experience
  • Knowledge of graphic design and Photoshop
  • Ability to work well with others under tight deadlines
  • Flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Degree in journalism, communications or related

What you bring to the team:
You have-
  • 3 to 5 years of social media experience for a news organization
  • Must be able to provide work samples for review
  • Expert on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube
  • Strong writing, grammar and AP style background
  • Strong news judgment and instincts
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Have a degree in journalism, communications or related
  • Must successfully pass a background check

You may also have:
  • Graphic design and Photoshop skills strongly preferred
EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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