Social Content Producer

  • The Sporting News
  • Remote (United Kingdom)
  • 20 Dec, 2021
Full time Journalism/Content Media Social Media

Job Description

  • Department: Editorial
  • Internal Job Title: Social Content Producer
  • Reports To: Social Media Manager
  • Country and Location: UK, remote
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Line Management Responsibility: No

ABOUT YOUR NEW ROLE

Sporting News is looking for a Social Content Producer who can enhance the company brand and build strong online communities through its social media channels.

Sporting News, a sports media publication that originated in the United States in 1886, has editions in Canada, Australia and Japan, and we’re excited to grow our operations in the UK market.

The Social Content Producer will be responsible for developing and administering social media content that is designed to engage users and create an interactive relationship between sports fans and Sporting News.

The successful candidate will also be required to collect and review social media data to develop more effective content strategies.

Your daily duties will involve producing content and posting to our social platforms. You should be on top of the biggest sports topics of the day as well as what’s happening in pop culture and entertainment, plus the latest digital media trends.

You’ll be collaborating with different parts of our editorial team, so an enthusiasm toward brainstorming with others is essential.

You should have a strong knowledge of most UK sports, including being able to recognise the stats and data that can transform into meaningful content, and what resonates with different fan bases. And, your love of sports should come through on our social channels. This position requires a lot of hard work, but it also should be a lot of fun!

HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF WHAT YOU’LL (PRIMARILY) DO

  • Produce daily original content for Sporting News’ social media platforms, including graphics and videos, and proactively engage the rest of the editorial team to develop ideas for campaigns and creative assets
  • Amplify the Sporting News brand voice through content production and engagement
  • Manage and monitor the daily output of Sporting News’ social media accounts
  • Act as a community manager that engages with SN’s audience
  • Contribute ideas for the daily creation of multimedia and editorial content
  • Submit creative team briefs and create original social graphics (via multimedia templates) to illustrate the most important and engaging moments in sports
  • Coordinate with other content and social producers to execute against major tentpole events and content plans
  • Create, maintain and frequently reference content calendars and strategies
  • Consistently schedule out relevant content across social platforms
  • Write articles based on the news and what’s trending on social media
  • Monitor insights and analytics to help assess performance and social channel growth

DO YOU HAVE THESE ESSENTIALS?

  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills — must be able to monitor breaking news and developing stories and react accordingly
  • Strong problem-solving skills and sound judgment — must make appropriate decisions based on new information and adjust the content being shared accordingly
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with team members.
  • Ability to plan ahead and build comprehensive social strategies around upcoming events
  • Creativity — not settling for the ordinary, willing to think big and look for new ways to create engaging content
  • Mastery of clean writing and concise copy
  • An understanding of emerging social media trends
  • Knowledge of social analytics tools
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • A strong, versatile understanding of most major UK sports, and a willingness to learn others outside your comfort zone
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required
  • At least one year of experience in social media publishing, preferably in sports

NOT ESSENTIAL BUT GREAT IF YOU ALSO HAVE:

  • Basic video editing skills using Premiere/Adobe Creative Suite
  • Paid social marketing experience

BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Enhanced Sick Leave policy
  • 5 days Bereavement Leave
  • Life Insurance Benefit
  • 25 days Annual Leave yearly entitlement
  • You can carry over 5 days unused Annual Leave to Q1 next year

ABOUT SPORTING NEWS, THE COMPANY

The underlying ethos of Sporting News is positivity and passion for sports. To help drive those tenets, we have three core objectives:

Create the best media experience for sports fans. Wherever you are in the world, whatever device you choose, we want Sporting News to offer the best fan experience possible through the creation of quality, interesting content.

  1. Develop a work experience that people want to be part of. We want to identify talented, motivated staff who work hard, enjoy their job, support their team… and have fun while doing it.
  2. Build a fantastic, growing business. We want to deliver for our brand and our partners while achieving our commercial goals, ultimately using our scale for good.

At Sporting News, we celebrate the diversity of our employees and our leadership. Sporting News is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

ABOUT SPORTING NEWS, THE BRAND

One of America’s most iconic sports brands, The Sporting News was founded in 1886 as a weekly U.S. newspaper. Later transitioning to a magazine, it became the dominant sports publication, acquiring nicknames like “The Nation’s Oldest & Finest Sports Paper” and “The Bible of Baseball.”

Sporting News is now a dynamic, global digital publisher offering a trusted perspective across multiple sports and topics all over the world. It features localized editions in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan with many more territories and languages on the near horizon.

Trusted and reliable; imaginative and clever; timeless and crafted: Sporting News’ independence and credibility, along with its resilience amidst an ever-changing media landscape, makes it a leading multimedia destination for fans. That same approach creates a perfect partner for leagues and broadcasters/OTT to grow a qualified, engaged audience against their properties as well as deliver creative messaging for local and global advertisers.

Today, Sporting News is the official digital destination of the NBA across APAC, a premium publishing partner of DAZN, ESPN and Kayo, and the brand over 30 million users trust for their sports content every month.