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Manager Social Media


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.  

CBS News is seeking an innovative and hardworking Social Media Manager to join our fast-paced Social Media & Trending Content Team. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the standard methodologies of social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok, as confirmed by his or her active social media profiles and portfolio of work. They will understand the most current content strategies utilized by these platforms and be equipped to create videos, articles, headlines, and share language that best play to each of those platform's strategies. As the manager, you will have experience covering breaking news and the proven ability to write smart, catchy and accurate pieces on a variety of topics. Identify the most shareable and newsworthy nuggets from our various broadcast and streaming TV programs, then quickly spin them into social assets. Have the ability to identify which trending news stories are worth pursuing, give productive mentorship, and skillfully navigate problem-solving situations on the fly. You will be able and willing to work newsroom hours, as needed, which includes nights, weekends, and holidays.


Your Day-to-Day:


The duties of the Social Media Manager will include, but will not be limited to:

• Managing a team of social media producers
• Creating and implementing data-based strategy to grow an audience on social 

• Translating CBS News television packages into digital videos tailored specifically to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

• Writing trending news stories for CBSNews.com

• Producing and editing shareable videos and quote graphics

• Proactively identifying stories and social activity trending online and how we can use it

• Composing social headlines and share language consistent with the CBS News brand



What you bring to the team:

You have -

• 3+ years of related social media experience and/or experience in a digital newsroom or production setting

• Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
• Experience covering live news events on social media 

• Strong editorial judgement

• Deep knowledge of established and emerging platforms and standards of practice including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok

• Deep familiarity of social media audiences, standard methodologies and analytics

• Strong organizational skills

• Strong writing, grammar and AP style background- with proven portfolio of published work.

• Experience meeting the needs of talent and executives

• Experience copy editing and providing feedback

• Possess proven news judgment and instincts

• Flexibility to work nights, weekends, and holidays

• Degree in journalism, communications, or a related field


You might also have -

• Graphic design and Photoshop skills strongly preferred

• Video editing experience


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. 


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City