Sport Social Media Editor

Reach plc
City of London, London, England
Competitive plus company benefits
03 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2018
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Sport Social Media Editor

We are on the hunt for a Sport Social Media Editor to join our team at the Daily Star and Daily Express.

The social media editor will work with the editorial team across the Daily Star and Daily Express' various sport social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

You'll need a passion for sport with in-depth knowledge of football at all levels, a desire to experiment with different platforms and know how to build and nurture audiences.

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 540 million newspapers, and our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, viewed by 110m unique browsers every month.

Key Responsibilities
  • Pitch stories informed by what is engaging well on social media platforms
  • Edit and post sport focussed stories and videos on the Daily Express and Daily Stars sport social pages
  • Oversee successful implementation of social media strategies
  • Forward plan social media content and coverage
  • Create best practice documentation
  • Cover live events and breaking news on social media
  • Monitor the competitive landscape to identify trends - and communicate findings
  • Disseminate knowledge and best practice across the business, but particularly in the newsroom
  • Work in team managing Express and Star's sport social media feeds and messages
  • Help to ensure Express and Star's content is getting maximum referrals from social media
  • Assist with product testing of new social media developments

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for candidates with excellent knowledge of sports, predominantly football at both national and international levels.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years professional experience working with social media, with proven experience in a digital newsroom.

You will also need in-depth knowledge of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

We are looking for candidates with excellent communications skills with the ability to be fast, but accurate workers.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 33 days holiday including bank hols, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc has a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

This job will involve shift work including evenings and weekends. Hours will vary, but candidates must be flexible.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.