Advert / Media / Entertainment

Sport Social Media Editor

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Job Introduction
We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Media Editor to join us at The Daily Star. This role exists at content editor level to lead the digital publishing across social media and supporting audience growth.Reporting into Head of Social Media as part of National Social Editors team – responsible for social media page view growth and engagement on Daily Star Sport channels.

So, who are we?

We are Reach plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage social media channels in accordance with best practice and priorities
  • Use social media analytics to drive audience growth and engagement
  • Help to promote and drive interest in newsletters and other new content formats
  • Implement projects to grow registered users
  • Ensure sports digital content strategy is delivered locally
  • Find new ways to promote content off–platform and find new readers
  • Managing social media and audience relationships as and when required
  • Working across sports vertical as and when required

The Ideal Candidate

  • A clear understanding social media
  • Strong team player who can work for benefit of whole network
  • Digital publishing skills
  • Social media skills
  • Passion for digital storytelling in journalism
  • NCTJ or equiv qualification
  • Deep knowledge of media law
  • Successful background in developing people and managing people
  • Digital publishing experience

Package Description

  • Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
    Giving back day- an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Flexibility – In this role, you’ll be fully remote-working (UK based) giving you more flexibility to balance home and life. We’ll support you with your home set-upEnhanced family leave- including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
  • Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

Employment Type Permanent

Advertiser Type Agency