About the Role
New York, NY, US, 10019
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****This position will continue to work remotely post Covid-19****
The CBS Sports Social Media team creates and distributes all content posted from CBS Sports Digital's social media channels. In a sports media landscape that's cluttered with noise, we take pride in building creative concepts that cut through with our audience and represent the values of our brands.
CBS Sports is seeking a candidate to help lead its coverage on Twitter! The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the sports landscape including, but not limited to, the NFL, NCAA, NBA and MLB. Further, they will understand best practices of Twitter, as demonstrated by their portfolio of work. They must understand the most effective strategies on Twitter and be equipped to create content (i.e. videos, graphics, photoshops, memes) that best play to the audience.
The candidate will work in partnership with the production, editorial, and product teams at CBS Sports to run these accounts. They must have the demonstrated ability to identify trending stories, format them for Twitter, and use them to engage our audiences.
The duties of CBS Sports’ Social Media Manager will include, but will not be limited to:
Help continuing to develop and establish the voice and strategy for CBS Sports (along with various sub-brand accounts)
Significantly grow audience and engagement
Identify trending stories and convert them into tweets to drive engagement
Come up with original creative concepts in reaction to ongoing social conversation across the sports landscape
Build photoshops, memes, and simple social video from scratch when needed
Work with editorial team to convert cbssports.com articles into Twitter content
Track and provide regular performance updates on applicable CBS Sports accounts
Participate in interdepartmental brainstorms, offering feedback from a social perspective
What you bring to the team:
3-5 years of social media experience and/or experience in a digital newsroom or production setting
Degree in journalism, communications, or a related field
Track record of significant audience and engagement growth on Social Media
Ability to multitask and perform at the highest levels under stress and tight deadlines
Teammate mentality, ability to work with a diverse group of people
Deep familiarity with social media audiences, standard methodologies and analytics
Base knowledge/grasp of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Premiere)
Flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays
Strong writing ability and an understanding of English grammar
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