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Daily Beast seeks a social media editor – Online News

August 17, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Daily Beast is looking for a part-time Social Media Editor with Online News experience to join our team. The position, which includes weekend hours, reports directly to the Director of Social Media and requires collaborating across teams, including editorial and marketing, to grow our presence and impact on the company’s social media channels. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in politics, entertainment, and breaking news—and, of course, has a strong social game.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Write captivating and timely social media posts for breaking news and articles on topics across all sections
  • Amplify our exclusive stories across platforms with engaging copy or video
  • Adapt to a changing social media environment with posts on Facebook, X (Twitter), Threads, Instagram, TikTok, Reddit and beyond
  • Manage all aspects of social media coverage on one or both weekend days
  • Send push alert notifications for breaking and feature stories
  • Monitor traffic and growth using data tools including Parsely and CrowdTangle
  • Inform partner platforms of key stories
  • Help promote membership across all platforms
  • Provide headline suggestions for the newsroom to maximize SEO and social reach.
  • Reach out to new and diverse audiences
  • Strategize to help reach both traffic and brand building goals


  • Relevant social media and news experience
  • Strong communication, editorial, and analytical skills
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced news environment—taking initiative, receiving constructive feedback, and working with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent news judgment and nose for breaking stories and trends on social
  • Understanding of pressing topics for diverse cultures, communities, and racial and ethnic identities.
  • Location is flexible
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

Salary: The pay range for this position is: $30.00 to $39.99 per hour.

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