The Hired Guns are seeking a creative-minded Paid Social Strategist to jump into one of the largest media groups in America and help run paid social campaigns that support local journalism.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
One of the largest media groups in the United States, operating leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, is looking for a savvy Paid Social Strategist to join their team (fully remote) and help facilitate paid social strategy that supports local journalism. You will work with journalists to identify stories that resonate with audiences, test out new ad strategies and creative elements to maximize business results, and collaborate with other departments to support all digital campaigns. This role will support paid social efforts for 10 newsrooms across the United States!
This is a great (and well-paid) contract role for a journalist hoping to broaden their skill set to include paid social media—jump in, learn the business, then out! Like going to school, but getting paid for the pleasure. If you have a knack for knowing which local stories have national or even worldwide appeal, this could be the gig for you.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You’re deeply interested in journalism, social media, and driving results. You’re eager to learn and expand your journalistic capabilities to include paid social. You’re creative, collaborative, and can work with newsrooms to identify great stories. You’re someone who can optimize results on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit within budget (they have a monthly budget between $100K and $200K). Hands-on experience with Google Analytics to report on social ad campaigns is great. You have keen insight into the culture of a newsroom and can successfully execute a strategy to support that. It’s a plus if you understand sports, as a lot of the content will be sports-related. Experience with TikTok and Snap ads is helpful.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
This company is one of the largest media groups in the US with newsrooms across the country. So, if you’re looking to propel your budding journalism career and broaden your toolkit in a remote, flexible job that pays well, then this is the role for you.
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.