Social Media Editor

Do you have a nose for a story and always know what’s trending on Twitter?

UnHerd is one of the fastest-growing new media outlets in the UK. Covering politics, philosophy and culture from an “away-from-the-herd” angle, it publishes well-known and esteemed writers alongside entirely new voices.

We are looking for an excellent communicator who is able to sell stories with flair, passion and skill to join the team as a Social Media Editor. Your role will be to come up with new creative ways to drive traffic to UnHerd’s articles, YouTube output and podcasts by devising and delivering a comprehensive social and digital media strategy that will better engage our existing audience as well as reach new readers.

Requirements:

  • Digitally savvy writer used to working within an editorial environment with a strong understanding of the power of social media and an eye for new platforms or trends that we should adopt to keep ahead of the herd
  • Expert knowledge and demonstrable experience of using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms on a day-to-day basis to drive maximum traffic to articles and reach new readers
  • An analytical obsessive who has a constant eye on what the data is feeding back and can clearly interpret and respond to it to maximise an article’s reach and impact
  • Proven ability to create powerful and effective image, video and text assets essential as well familiarity with WordPress 
  • Experience of managing large email lists and analysing campaign and audience data
  • Happy to work in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining acute attention to detail
  • Willing to be flexible and accommodating to changes in editorial plans and schedules

Desirable:

  • Some podcast and video marketing experience 
  • Some experience in creating effective app push notification messages and dealing with notification platform ‘Airship’

Salary: Competitive dependent on experience.

Please note this role is UK based.

Please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]