Insider Inc. is hiring a UK-based, paid weekend social media fellow to distribute Business Insider and Insider content across various social networks and platforms.
This fellow’s shift will be Thursday-Monday.
The Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and by the end of six months are prepared for the next phase of their journalism careers.
Social media fellows manage posting schedules across social channels and help the distribution team reach its goals on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. They are responsible for distributing new videos and stories on social channels as they are published, as well as recirculating dozens of evergreen archive pieces per day. They also help to organize and maintain our archives, and curate pitches to send to partners. Additionally, they analyze and track statistics, write around SEO, and work collaboratively to develop our social strategies. They work with content from all verticals on both websites and the video team.
Weekend social media fellows work closely with our weekend social media team and weekend editorial staff. They help to distribute stories published on the weekend, including breaking news stories. Weekend fellows should have excellent news judgement as they will be expected to work swiftly and accurately to push urgent news stories, as well as pitch our biggest stories to external publishing partners. They also help schedule and prep for the weekends.
Social media fellows should be comfortable working with teams across the company. They should expect to work in a fast-paced environment and be capable of juggling multiple tasks and deadlines at once. Our fellows should have the ability to pivot from one task to the next without missing a beat. They should be self sufficient and capable of making the correct judgement calls based on what they’ve been trained on.
Our social media accounts are the face of our brands, and our social media fellows play an integral role by helping to run our growing network.
All our fellows should have:
Familiarity with the Business Insider and Insider brands and their content
Experience with and a passion for digital and social media
Experience packaging stories for publication: writing headlines, picking images, etc.
Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multitask
Proofreading and copyediting skills
Ability to work quickly and collaboratively with a fast-paced team
Ability to problem solve independently
Additionally, for the distribution team, we’re looking for someone with the following:
Work experience with one or more social media platforms
Experience working with news content
Experience working with editorial content
Knowledge of social video
Experience with content management systems
Experience with Photoshop
Interest in data collection and analysis
Comfort working in a fast-paced environment and juggling multiple daily responsibilities
This fellowship runs for six months and is based out of our London office.
APPLY HERE with a CV and cover letter telling us why you want to be our social media fellow. Applications are due by ASAP.