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BuzzFeed has the hottest, most social content on the web.
Marketing, Full Time    New York    Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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BuzzFeedis looking for a brilliant, funny, & dedicated freelanceSocial Media Coordinatorto provide support for BuzzFeed's Black culture & entertainment team:Cocoa Butter. Reporting to tour Cocoa Butter Content Lead & collaborating across a social video team,you willhelp to grow our accounts, jump in on trending news & adapt our content schedule depending on breaking stories. You'll also work with our data team to communicate the results of our projects & adapt original Cocoa Butter content to mobile-first social platforms. You have professional experience in social media & digital programming, & successin developinghigh-profile accounts with athoughtful,playful approach.

You willuse data to inform decisions & willcollaborate closelywith the data & analytics team, the editorial team, & video producers to ensure that our content is being released in the most optimal way across Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter. You are comfortablemanaging multiple prioritiesas well as working collaboratively orindependently.

Our future Social Media Resident will have a natural understanding of virality, andbe able tounderstand & summarize how & why certain pieces of content blow up wheredid they take off,whatmakes them special, andwhyare they worth sharing?

This is a 3-month, 40-hour/week role, $25/hour, on-site at our Manhattan headquarters, with the potential to extend or convert into a staff position.

You will:

  • Monitor discussions, posts, & comments across multiple Twitter & Instagram channels & other social media platforms

  • Plan, implementand analyze video & distributed content releases & schedules across multiple platforms

  • Create original creative content for Cocoa Butter social accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & other platforms

  • Manage Cocoa Butter social accounts & increase their growth by developing a social media strategy

  • Use knowledge of online video & platform best practices to present our videos in the most shareable way, helping them to have the biggest reach

  • Monitor the Internet for social news opportunities & work with editors on those pieces

  • Run monthly reports using our data dashboards to review content's performance & growth on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram & make adjustmentsas needed

You have:

  • At leastone year ofprofessional experiencerunning social accounts for a major publisher or brand

  • Understanding of the digital landscape andup-to-dateknowledge of developments in web applications

  • A history of creating viral tweets on Twitter & engaging an audience

  • Experience tracking down leads & original content sources

  • Deepenthusiasmfor finding, sharing, & writing about videos from the deepest trenches of the web

  • Have apositive, curious disposition

  • High emotional intelligenceand the ability to provide constructive criticism in a small team environment

Toapply, please send us the following:

  • Include a few short paragraphs in your cover letter explaining why you'd be a good fit for this position.

  • Share 3-5 links to BuzzFeed posts (editorial or video) published within the last year that you think did really well on social media, & explain why.

  • Describe/create 3-5 examples of Instagram stories that you think would engage the BuzzFeed audience. You can use any current BuzzFeed Instagram account for your examples.

  • Provide links to your social media accounts or personal blog.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed,we believeour work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion & is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on ateam that values your contributions

  • No shortage of perks, snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA & NYC!

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media & tech company, delivering news & entertainment content to a global audience. We value experimentation,teamwork, inclusion andhumble confidence. At BuzzFeed, youllwork collaboratively withinspiring colleagues to create technology & content that helps connect people all over the world.

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