Social Media Editor

Full Time
The Daily Signal

Title:                Social media Editor, The Daily Signal

Reports to:    Editor in Chief And Director, The Daily Signal

Job Summary:  The Social Media Editor oversees the social media presence of The Daily Signal, the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation. Pair a journalism background with a strong understanding of and experience in social media and create original content for social media platforms.

Job Duties:

  • Oversees The Daily Signal’s presence on social media platforms, and in collaboration with editor in chief, develops and implements a social media strategy that optimizes Daily Signal’s reach and influence.
  • Writes and schedules social media posts for Daily Signal.
  • Writes scripts for and appears in videos, as well as Instagram stories
  • Working with creative team, oversees creation of original graphics for Daily Signal social media channels and site.
  • Collaborates closely with Multimedia team to ensure Heritage and Daily Signal social media strategies are supporting each other, and determine release strategy for videos.
  • Produce weekly analytics report on Daily Signal social media performance, and regularly recommend concepts to test or try out to maximize audience reach and impact.
  • Collaborate closely with Daily Signal team to ensure timely promotion of content, as well as advise on how to maximize content’s social media reach.
  • Advise Daily Signal journalists on content creation for social media sites.
  • Build and maintain sharing partnerships with other news sites and conservative organizations.
  • Help Daily Signal journalists develop followings on key social media sites.
  • Track closely what’s buzzing on social media and share that information with Daily Signal team.
  • Stay current with digital trends, and regularly propose changes to social strategy that reflect those trends.
  • Represent Daily Signal at appropriate media conferences and functions.


Education:                   Bachelor’s degree

Experience:                 3 or more years of journalism experience; digital experience preferred

Communication:         Excellent editing and writing skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

Technology:                Microsoft Office and Outlook, WordPress

Other Requirements:

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and The Daily Signal’s team’s goals and objectives.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize them, and deliver first-rate work.
  • Able to think creatively and innovatively, and use data to inform strategy.

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