Social Media Editor


Full job description

The Daily Beast is looking for a full-time Social Media Editor with Online News experience to join our team. The job reports directly to the Director of Audience Development and requires collaborating across teams to grow the reach and impact of our journalism across the social media landscape. Applicants should be willing to work a shift that ends at 9 p.m. ET and have a strong interest in politics, entertainment, and breaking news.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Write captivating and timely social media posts for breaking news and articles on topics across all sections
  • Amplify our exclusive stories across platforms with engaging copy or video
  • Help produce, edit, and post short-form reporter videos to promote our exclusive reporting on multiple social media platforms
  • Adapt to a changing social media environment with posts on Facebook, X (Twitter), Threads, Instagram, TikTok, Reddit and beyond
  • Send push alert notifications for breaking and feature stories
  • Monitor traffic and growth using data tools including Parsely and others
  • Inform syndication partners of key stories
  • Help promote membership across all platforms
  • Provide headline suggestions for the newsroom to maximize SEO and social reach
  • Reach out to new and diverse audiences
  • Strategize to help reach both traffic and brand building goals


  • 4+ years relevant social media and news experience
  • Strong communication, editorial, and analytical skills
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced news environment—taking initiative, receiving constructive feedback, and working with minimal supervision
  • Excellent news judgment and nose for breaking stories and trends on social
  • Experience with Photoshop and video editing
  • Understanding of pressing topics for diverse cultures, communities, and racial and ethnic identities.
  • Location is flexible
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

Why work for us?

The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in pristine Chelsea in New York City. Being part of IAC, we are able to provide you some of the best benefits. We offer discretionary vacation, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) matching, stocked kitchens with snacks and drinks, and excuses to celebrate all the time! Work for us and work for something spectacular!

Don't meet every single requirement listed here? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet each and every qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you're interested in joining the Beast but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with this job description, we encourage you to give it a shot all the same. It might turn out that you're just the right candidate for this or other roles. See more about our commitment to diversity at

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The pay range for this position is: $70,000 to $76,000. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to work location, experience, and other factors.


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