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Deputy Social Media Editor


Pyrmont, NSW, AU, 2009


Who is 10 ViacomCBS?  
10 ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand is a division of ViacomCBS International Networks – which in turn is a division of ViacomCBS. ViacomCBS is a global media and entertainment organisation with some of the best known and loved brands in the world, employing 1,500+ employees in A/NZ and 15,000+ globally. We deliver content that is premium and differentiated to the young and young at heart in the way they want it via an enhanced viewing ecosystem.   
We create content that gets people talking. What’s more, you’ll find all those great shows (and more) on our free-to-air channels (10, 10 Peach, 10 Shake and 10 Bold), subscription channels (MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Comedy Central), our digital platform 10 Play and subscription video on demand service Paramount+.  
Here’s just a few reasons why 92% of our employees will recommend 10 ViacomCBS to a friend:  
•    Broadcast Media is one of the most sought-after industries, even more so in the current economic climate 
•    Competitive salary + salary sacrifice options 
•    Global Reach, the only Australian free-to-air network that offers global collaboration & opportunities
•    Additional Leave options 
•    Parental Leave (14 weeks paid leave to parents who have been with the business for 12 months)   
•    Learning & Development (including study support, our Propel Program and LinkedIn Learning access)   
•    Career Opportunities (mentoring programs and robust internal promotion policies)  
•    Reward & Recognition Programs  
•    Subscriptions to Paramount+, MTV Play & Noggin 
•    Discounts from the likes of Apple, LG, Microsoft, JB-HIFI, BMW, Audi and Mazda 
•    Tickets including Australia’s A League, or maybe you’d enjoy being in the audience to watch your favourite shows? 
•    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Plan and RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) Australian leader in D,E&I across the commercial media industry  
•    Top 100 Global Workplaces with The Best D&I Initiatives (Mogul, 2021)  
•    Health (corporate rates with gyms, health clubs, aquatic centres, HCF & Weight Watchers)   
•    Mental Health (EAP, also including Thrive and Headspace apps)   
•    Remote/Flexible working arrangements    
•    Social Events (in 2022 at this rate!) 
•    Onsite amenities can include parking, café’s, showers, lockers, bike stands etc.  

The Deputy Social Media Editor is a crucial role in helping to shape and drive the news strategy across our online platforms. The role requires a strong understanding of the news cycle and social media; generating stories, sourcing and curating pitches; sub-editing copy and basic design and video knowledge. 

More specifically, you’ll be doing things like this:


  • Help manage and strategise 10 News First’s social presence - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok 
  • Assist daily operations of editorial, curate the news list and lead sub-editing for social & digital team
  • Provide/lead social coverage during live events or breaking news, which may include working out of office hours or on weekends as required 
  • Develop excellent relationships with 10 News First presenters, journalists, producers and editors
  • Coordinate with legal department for sensitive news stories
  • Use data, social learnings and regular reporting 
  • Coach junior producers on copywriting, design and social media best practice
  • Deputise for Social & Digital Editor as required


What are we looking for? What’s essential?  

  • 5 years’ experience in a social media and/or digital role within a media organisation/newsroom
  • Experience with real-time analytics, social management and share tools
  • Adept understanding of social platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc, moderation, and best practice for design/copywriting for each channel
  • Solid understanding of social, web, copyright and Australian media laws and regulations
  • High attention to detail and excellent sub-editing skills
  • Strong experience using video and image editing software such as Canva, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop
  • Exceptional communication skills, stakeholder management and ability to coordinate with a national team via Slack or Teams
  • A broad understanding of SEO best practice and CMS and EDM tools would beneficial.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a broadcast and digital news environment 
  • Proven understanding of the news cycle and reporting 
  • An understanding of social driven revenue strategies 
  • Experience leading teams, running editorial and sourcing pitches 


Our company values inform our thoughts, words, and actions:  

•    Optimism & Determination  
•    Inclusivity & Collaboration  
•    Agility & Adaptability  
At 10 ViacomCBS, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate’  


Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the recruitment process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence.


Please know that we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us. Your ability to demonstrate that you have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, and experience to perform in this role is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done, and how you did it. 


However you identify, and whatever your background may be, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day!

We embrace difference and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of factors such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property or birth. These grounds also include age, nationality, marital status, disability, place of residence and sexual orientation. 

ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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As ViacomCBS begins the process of returning to the office in the US, there are a few key dates to keep in mind

  • The first dose of the Moderna vaccine should be no later than November 29.
  • The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine should be no later than December 6.
  • The J&J vaccine should be administered no later than December 27.