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Director, News & Scripted - Social - ViacomCBS

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About the Role

Basic Qualifications
Min 6-8 years of digital strategy experience at a major commercial media, entertainment or creative brand
Actively involved in social media, with a proven understanding of how to use social platforms to engage and build audience engagement
Intimate familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat
Strong knowledge of satire and political comedy, internet culture, trends and storytelling

Additional Qualifications
Strong work ethic and sense of ownership and responsibility over tasks within purview
Excellent presentational skills and the ability to articulate vision to senior leadership and executives
Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
Ability to be diplomatic, inventive and to problem-solve in a fast-paced environment
High attention to detail and a determination for flawless execution
A compassionate manager who can serve as a mentor to a hardworking team



New York, NY, US, 10014


New York


ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


The Director’s focus is to lead the social and digital strategy for News-focused programming at Comedy Central with a focus on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Candidates should have experience developing engaging social and digital content plans for linear and digital franchises. A strong background in social community management, audience engagement and growth is essential. The ideal candidate can conceive of innovative year-round strategies that live collaboratively across video, social and interactive media.

This position is based at the Comedy Central headquarters and will work closely with the MTVE Franchise Social Strategy team as well as collaborate with Show Producers, Development, Editorial, Brand Social, Design, Digital Production, Marketing and Ad Sales departments, among others.


  • Oversee execution of social content strategy and production for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in collaboration with The Daily Show’s head of digital

  • Lead a creative team in a fast paced environment

  • Craft and optimize efficient workflows for day-to-day production and delegate responsibilities

  • Build and manage positive relationships with both internal and external partners

  • Serve as liaison with show producers and internal departments

  • Work with research team to identify and track analytics and apply takeaways to strategies

  • Drive audience engagement, video views and growth by developing content

  • Stay on top of developments within a competitive landscape

  • Find opportunities to grow the business and build new revenue streams

About the Company

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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