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Social Media Editor, Entertainment more...
Location:Los Angeles, CA
First posted:April 26, 2017

Position Title: Social Media Editor
Location: Playa Vista, CA or New York, NY 
Social Media Editor/Producer-Entertainment
Yahoo is looking for an experienced social media editor who will be responsible for building a social media program for Yahoo's entertainment sites: Movies, TV, Celebrity, and Music. This editor will join a team dedicated to developing and managing social media programs that drive awareness, organic traffic, engagement, insights, and brand reputation.
We're looking for someone with a combination of creativity, analytical aptitude, and writing excellence. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience on the cutting-edge of social media, as well as a deep interest in the world of pop culture. They should be a seasoned multi-tasker who can regularly juggle several platforms and brands.
This candidate should have an innate feel for what interests the Yahoo audience and the ability to quickly brainstorm engaging ways to package new material. They should be adept at spotting emerging trends and unusual stories and working with editors to create and frame content that results in must-share posts. This candidate should be comfortable with social media video platforms and have the skills necessary to execute live interviews with celebrities and behind-the-scenes talent. New hires will join a small team of writers, graphic designers and video producers responsible for populating Yahoo's primary social channels with unique, shareable content.


  • Work with the entertainment teams on posting and scheduling content on their respective social media handles, as well as liaising with other social leads within Yahoo.
  • Continually scan for trending topics, news and data that can serve as the starting point for original posts.
  • Pitch ideas in daily morning group brainstorm and assignment meetings.
  • .Research/write/publish posts, often working with graphic designers and video producers on accompanying visuals.
  • Help disseminate best practices for social posting throughout the Yahoo media organization.
    Personal Characteristics:
  • An ambitious, organized, and self-sufficient multi-tasker who enjoys a fast-paced media environment and can balance projects effectively.
  • An Internet expert who likes to stay ahead of the latest content and industry trends.
  • A pop culture and entertainment world maven who has a passion for the constant conversation on social media.


  • 2-7 years experience writing and publishing entertainment-related content to social platforms (salary commensurate w/experience).
    * An understanding of social metrics and content-surfacing algorithms of the major social platforms.
    * Excellent, accurate writing and clear, straightforward oral communication skills.
  • Strong idea generation skills.
    * Well organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • . Video and photo editing software skills a plus.
  • Four year college degree required.

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