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ViacomCBS Manager, Social Media in New York, New York

REF#: 36753


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet,, GameSpot,, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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Role Details:

CBS News is seeking an innovative and hardworking Social Media Producer to join our fast-paced Social Media & Trending Content Team.

The ideal candidate will be fluent in the best practices of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as demonstrated by his or her active social media profiles and portfolio of work. S/he must understand the most current content strategies utilized by these platforms and be equipped to create videos, articles, headlines and share language that best play to each of those platform’s strategies. S/he must have experience with video production and in covering breaking news, with the proven ability to write smart, catchy and accurate pieces on a variety of topics. S/he must have a proven ability to identify the most shareable and newsworthy nuggets from our various broadcast and streaming TV programs, then quickly spin them into social assets. And s/he must be able and willing to work newsroom hours, which includes nights, weekends and holidays.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • The duties of the Social Media Producer will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Translating CBS News television packages into digital videos tailored specifically to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Writing trending news stories for

  • Producing and editing shareable videos and quote graphics

  • Proactively identifying stories and social activity trending online and how we can use it

  • Composing social headlines and share language consistent with the CBS News brand


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • 3+ years of social media or television experience in a news environment

  • Experience working in a broadcast or digital newsroom

  • Strong social media skills with demonstrated portfolio of work

  • Ability to multitask

  • Expert on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube

  • Team player who is able to work with a diverse group of people

  • Deep familiarity with social media audiences, best practices and analytics

  • Strong writing skills with demonstrated portfolio of published work

  • Video editing experience

  • Strong writing, grammar and AP style background

  • Strong news judgment and instincts

  • Knowledge of graphic design and Photoshop

  • Ability to work well with others under tight deadlines

  • Flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Degree in journalism, communications or related

You might also have -

  • Graphic design and Photoshop skills strongly preferred

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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