- Social & Digital Media Editor

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Social & Digital Media Editor


Social & Digital Media Editor

• Expert Level


The Social & Digital Media Editor with 10 News First is a crucial role in helping to shape and drive the news strategy across our online platforms.

Category Digital Media  Editor  Social Media  Video Editor  Video Producer 
Location Australia
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Aug 11, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The Social & Digital Media Editor with 10 News First 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, digital and social media; generating stories, sourcing and curating pitches; sub-editing copy and basic design and video knowledge. 

This is a permanent full-time role based in our SYDNEY newsroom.
Enough about us! What you’ll do as a Social & Digital Media Editor:
  • Help manage and strategise 10 News First’s social presence on all off platform – across social media, YouTube & digital media. 
  • Assist daily operations of editorial, curate the news list and lead sub-editing for social & digital team
  • Lead social coverage during live events or breaking news, which may include working out of office hours or on weekends as required 
  • Help plan and produce engaging, unique and exciting content for 10’s social editorial accounts to maximise audience engagement, monetisation and brand presence. 
  • Develop excellent relationships with 10 News First presenters and wider Paramount stakeholders
  • Coordinate with legal department for sensitive news stories
  • Lead social community management and comment moderation strategy 
  • Leverage social channels to source and gather content 
  • Use data, social learnings and regular reporting – meeting team KPIs 
What are we looking for in a Social & Digital Media Editor? What’s important?  
  • 8-10 years’ experience in a social media and/or digital role within news organisation/newsroom
  • Experience with real-time analytics, social management and share tools
  • Adept understanding of social platforms, design/copywriting for each channel
  • YouTube optimisation strategy and implementation experience 
  • 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
  • Experience and understanding of commercial news opportunities and optimisation 
  • 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, rostering, running editorial and sourcing pitches

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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