Sr. Social Media Editor, Evenings & Weekends - The Shade Room
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Sr. Social Media Editor, Evenings & Weekends

Remote - CA, NY, NJ, TX, GA, NC or MD

Founded in 2014, The Shade Room (TSR) has grown into a leading media powerhouse for breaking news and a trailblazer for reporting all things pop culture. TSR combines investigative entertainment journalism from our writers with crowdsourced journalism from our Roommates to operate a 24/7 news outlet. Our strong community of followers allows us to break away from traditional news delivery by reaching readers directly through their social networks.

As we continue to grow, we are always looking for the best and brightest talent with big ideas. From Social Media content to Video Production, we thrive on creativity! If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll join us.

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SCHEDULE: Wednesdays – Fridays from 1:30 PM PT – 10:00 PM PT

and Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 AM PT – 3:00 PM PT

SUMMARY:

The Senior Social Media Editor is a key member of The Shade Room’s social media team. This position will help build, grow, and optimize TSR’s social media accounts across various platforms while overseeing a team of social media editors and producers. This role reports directly to the Director, Social Media Content.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Director of Social Media Content map out platform recommendations and strategies for The Shade Room.
  • Build and grow TSR’s social media presence across various platforms including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Tik Tok.
  • Aid with creation and management of social media content calendars.
  • Help manage social team across various projects, clients, and platforms, ensuring everyone is working efficiently and effectively.
  • Follow platform best practices and continuously audit those best practices to make new recommendations as necessary.
  • Secure content exclusives and build cadence and process.
  • Write and edit copy (i.e. captions, graphics) as needed.
  • Provide feedback to direct reports on a regular basis.
  • Work with the analytics agency to maximize paid distribution across social media platforms.
  • Monitor social media platforms and communicate audience feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Loves and understands Black culture across the diaspora.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to produce clean, witty and accurate social copy.
  • Strong visual skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to stay ahead of trends and adapt to a constantly changing digital landscape, especially emerging social tools and platforms
  • Familiarity with social scheduling and reporting tools (Parse.ly, Sprout, Shareablee, Hootsuite etc.).
  • Proficiency with SocialFlow, CrowdTangle and Google Analytics.
  • Organized with the flexibility in managing multiple responsibilities and assignments simultaneously; ability to meet deadlines; experience managing both urgent, short-term projects, and complex, longer-term projects. ​
  • Team Player with the ability to work with different personalities to optimize editorial quality.
  • Familiarity with the brands and businesses of The Shade Room.
  • Legal right to work in the US.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field preferred but not required. 7+ years of experience in social media, digital media, creative copywriting, or related field. Proven experience with social media platforms (Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat). Management experience preferred.

BENEFITS

The Shade Room is a fully remote work environment with a wonderful team of hardworking, innovative and creative people. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k match, sick time and paid time off!

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time and nonexempt position. The hourly rate is $38.46 – $43.26 (around $80,000 – $90,000 annualized). Compensation will be based off of experience and local cost of living.

*PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR PREVIOUS WORK ON YOUR RESUME*

The Shade Room provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by the federal, state or local laws. The Shade Room is an at-will employer.

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