Manager, Social Media Content

Ref#: 30843
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US



Responsible for development of best-in-class, social-first content that drives Showtime Over The Internet (SOI) acquisition and retention efforts, and primary oversight of Showtime Network profiles across platforms. Partner with creative teams across the network to develop social-optimized video, motion graphics, GIFs and custom assets, and write compelling copy that maintains an engaging brand voice across paid social media and Showtime Networks profiles. 


Develop and implement social media CONTENT strategies for SOI ACQUISITION and retention marketing OBJECTIVES (80%)

  • Under oversight of the Director, Social Marketing, lead content strategy for paid social media campaigns with the primary objective of driving subscriber growth.
  • Partner with Subscription Marketing to identify quarterly priorities and ensure acquisition-focused social campaigns support the broader cross-platform strategy and deliver on goals.
  • Partner with Digital Creative, Creative Services and the respective series’ Social Marketing Managers to develop compelling social content that adheres to platform best practices and is tonally and creatively aligned with program promotion social content, creating a strategically unified experience for our brand and shows.
  • Develop and test innovative ideas that leverage distinct promotional opportunities for SOI within ever-evolving social platforms, generating engagement with social ads and driving conversion
  • Regularly monitor key performance metrics to understand effectiveness of creative and copy for ongoing campaign optimizations.
  • Identify new opportunities by staying informed with competitor activities and new platform products

Develop and implement innovative strategies for SHOWTIME NETWORKS BRAND across social media (20%)

  • Lead organic community strategy and management for Showtime Networks on core platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Stories, Twitter and Giphy.
  • Work with Director, Social Marketing in development, presentation and approval of social strategy and tactics.
  • Develop and write editorial calendar and publishing schedule for social content, promotions, and campaign activations.
  • Monitor performance metrics and platform updates for opportunities and optimizations in post formats and creative.
  • Partner with respective series’ Social Marketing Managers to ensure high-impact assets and campaigns are reflected on the brand social channels.
  • Live community management during key on-air broadcasts and special events.
  • Monitor series communities to identify and engage influencers and fans.
  • Lead asset requests, development and approvals of creative tactics.


Position requires independent action and ability to make daily as well as strategic decisions related to above responsibilities. Requires ability to manage several projects concurrently and prioritize according to levels set by acquisition and brand marketing strategy and priorities. Accountable for creative strategies, optimizing content to individual platform opportunities and paid media targets that fuel acquisition efforts as well as an increased awareness of Showtime brand and programming in social.


Maintaining effective, ongoing communication and collaboration across multiple teams to ensure strategies and execution deliver on stated acquisition and brand priorities

Sustaining awareness of and, striving for innovation in, platform evolutions, paid media opportunities and creative content development that keep Showtime at the leading edge of social media marketing within the entertainment industry

Tracking and reporting key KPIs in social media marketing
Managing multiple deadlines


            Total budgetary responsibility:           N/A

            Total accountability of revenue:         N/A

DIRECT REPORTS:                                                                  



This position is similar to other SNI Marketing Manager positions within the organization, which require participation in setting strategic direction, working both independently and with multiple teams, and proposing creative ideas and implementing tactics to further marketing goals.


Subscription Marketing: work collaboratively on the promotion and messaging for all Showtime streaming service and all paid media acquisition creative in social media

Digital Media: collaborate with entire department, but with a specific emphasis on Digital Creative team to build compelling custom content and series’ Social Marketing leads to ensure tonal and creative consistency

 Program Advertising and Media: partner to ensure seamless and successful execution of paid media campaigns

Program Marketing: apply brand and series positioning and strategy to social strategy and creative

Digital Video: coordinate distribution of video content on social

Creative Services: communicate specific content and format needs for video in social 

External Platforms and Partners: partner and engage with social network platforms, emerging media platforms, and social media technology platforms


  • Director, Social Media Marketing– daily
  • VP, Digital Marketing and Engagement – as-needed / weekly
  • SVP/GM Digital Media – as-needed / project-by-project basis

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this job.




  • Affinity for Showtime Networks and key programming
  •  Visual storyteller with natural creative writing abilities
  • Experience in using Social Media marketing to drive customer acquisition
  • Ability to build, execute and scale paid social marketing content campaign
  •  Strong understanding of best practices within individual social media         platforms
  • Strong understanding of key social media KPIs, analysis and reporting
  • Strong understanding of digital and social media landscape
  • Experience with social publishers (e.g. Hootsuite, SocialGuide, Canvs)
  •  Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  •  Ability to interface easily with all levels of management and cross-functional teams
  •  High attention to detail
  •  Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or Keynote
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills

  • College degree in related studies preferred (Advertising, Marketing, Communication, Film/TV studies)
  • 2-3 years social media marketing experience with content strategy/development and paid social marketing as part of the role
  • Experience in entertainment industry with acquisition or subscription marketing background highly preferred

About Us:
SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF,  and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at and

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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