The Washington Times is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and resourceful individual to join our social media team. As part of our fast-paced newsroom, the Social Media Coordinator will play a vital role in promoting The Washington Times across multiple social media platforms. The successful candidate will have knowledge of national news, politics, culture, opinion content and faith issues in order to successfully promote stories to existing audiences and find creative ways to reach new audiences.
The Social Media Coordinator understands the news business and has experience packaging content across multiple platforms. This includes the use of images, video, infographics in addition to promoting published stories. This position will identify other areas of growth, including outreach to outside organizations to promote content, and may be assigned specific areas of focus. Experience launching social accounts from ground up is a plus, as this position will take a leading role in launching new Washington Times verticals. This position is based in our Washington, D.C. newsroom Sunday through Thursday with some flexibility for remote days.
The ideal candidate for this position requires 2-3 years of relevant work experience with a minimum 1-2 years of demonstrated success in developing, implementing and managing the social media presence of a news organization across multiple social media platforms. The ability to manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and a proven ability to meet competing deadlines are necessary.