Social Media Editor at MediaNews Group (Remote)

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The Social Media Editor creates and curates content across social media platforms to grow and engage audiences. They should be skilled at utilizing analytics to adapt to audience feedback and improve engagement. They are familiar with different social media channels and able to collaborate with other team members to meet goals.
What you will do:

  • Lead the effort to identify, create and curate content across social platforms in ways that grows and more deeply engages our audience
  • Overall responsibility for our social media strategy and execution, including training members of the staff on best practices
  • Take the lead in creating and curating social content on the company pages and accounts to increase our social audience and encourage deeper engagement that leads to digital subscriptions
  • Work with teams and individuals across the newsroom to develop social strategies around specific stories or topics, including live events and our most significant enterprise efforts
  • Uses social analytics and tools to listen to our audience and identify breaking and trending news and social and content programming opportunities
  • Work with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit and others to stay on top of social trends and tools and help newsroom leadership determine where to focus our energy to produce the greatest return
  • Assists with our growing email newsletter and digital subscription efforts, as well as training on SEO and other digital skills

What you will bring:

  • Demonstrated mastery of writing, editing and design across a multitude of social platforms
  • Experience using metrics and web stats to identify topics that can increase audiences for printed products
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced production environment with multiple deadlines for multiple publications
  • Broad knowledge of social media platforms and how to use them efficiently, especially video. Platform knowledge should include, but not be limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.
  • In tune with current pop culture and local/national news events and be able to follow social trends as they develop and react to them quickly
  • Digital photo editing skills, including Photoshop, InDesign or other image editing software
  • Knowledge of social media analytics and social media publishing tools such as CrowdTangle, SocialFlow, EchoBox, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, strongly preferred
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and an ability to work with people at all levels and across departments and divisions
  • Communicates effectively in both oral and written form
  • Bachelor's Degree in journalism, marketing, communication or equivalent experience required
  • 3-5 years content strategy and design experience, preferably with a newspaper
  • Experience with social storytelling is a must, as is a thorough knowledge of social media best practices, tools, analytics and partners relevant for a media company


  • 10-50%

Work Environment:
This job is currently "temporarily remote" but may become permanent remote. It may require the person lives in or around the market coverage area. Attending meetings and events in the market area may be required as needed. Driving may be required in order to go to various in-market destinations.
Who we are:
The Chico Enterprise-Record is a daily newspaper serving Chico, California, and the surrounding Butte County area. It is a part of the larger Northern California Community Newspapers group, including close sister papers Oroville Mercury-Register, Paradise Post and Red Bluff Daily News. Also known as the E-R, the newspaper was first published in Bidwell Bar, California as the Butte Record in 1853 and is now part of the MediaNews Group corporation, who took control of the paper from Donrey in 1999.
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The hourly wage is $17.45. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).

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What are MediaNews Group Perks + Benefits

MediaNews Group Benefits Overview

100% remote work! If we have an office near you and you want to go to an office, you can but we won’t make you! Only our Production & Circulation staff have to be in the office.
Leave the suit and tie at home; our dress code is casual.
Employee Benefit options include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, employee assistance program, health savings account, FSA and wellness resources/support.
Time Off and all major holidays paid.

Volunteer in local community
MediaNews Group participates in local volunteer activities such as Project Angel Heart, Food Bank of the Rockets and more!
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Hybrid work model
Remote work program
The majority of MediaNews Group's positions are fully remote! Some roles to require client visits (sales roles) or the occasional in person meeting.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Our recruiting team works tirelessly to identify diverse candidates for every role and partner with various diversity job boards.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
MediaNews Group offers disability insurance to help with unexpected circumstances and employees have the option to purchase extra coverage.
Dental insurance
MediaNews Group offers various plans from Delta Dental to choose from to fit your needs.
Vision insurance
MediaNews Group offers VSP
Health insurance
MediaNews Group offers various plans to choose from to fit your needs!
Life insurance
Wellness programs
If you live in Denver, HQ offers two state of the art gyms for you to use for free! Our Employee Assistance Program can also help you meet your health and wellness goals.
Mental health benefits
MediaNews Group wants to ensure our employees are taken care of an have the resources they need through our Employee Assistance Program.
Financial & Retirement
MediaNews Group's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and other funds to choose from.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Onsite office parking
If you need to go to the office for a meeting, rest assured, we have you covered with free parking.
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We want you to succeed in your new role so we assign you a Peer Mentor to guide you during your first few months.

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