Job title: Social Editor
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Media
Salary type: Annual
Salary from: GBP £23,000.00
Salary to: GBP £27,000.00
Location: Manchester, UK
Job published: 24/03/2022
Job ID: 32203
Contact name: Sarah Watson
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Job Description

Job Title - Social Editor

Location - Manchester

Salary – £23k - £27k

Focus 5 Recruitment are proud to be the exclusive Talent Partner for Komi Group

The Company

We are KOMI, a social media, marketing and licensing group focused on making social simple and taking creative content to the next level. We own huge media brands, licence amazing content to the world’s biggest media companies and grow communities for some of the UK’s best-known consumer organisations.

KOMI Social, our creative, media and social agency, specialises in community management, social strategy and media amplification. We’ve grown and manage some of the UK’s biggest media brands and our team is jam-packed with the expertise to do for other brands too. Our commercial team is there to connect that great work with brands, agencies and organisations of all sizes.


Social Editor Job Description

It’s Gone Viral is on the hunt for an NCTJ-qualified, data-driven, Social Editor who has a passion for trending news. They will have a strong journalism background and be comfortable curating, implementing, and monitoring social strategies across all platforms. They will also have the ability to highlight optimisation opportunities and support the Head of Editorial to ensure the delivery of the department’s targets.


Objectives of this role -

  • Responsible for building daily content schedule and ensuring selection of stories delivers results needed to hit daily traffic targets
  • Responsible for spotting and jumping on breaking news stories as soon as they happen
  • Will package and schedule content across IGV’s social media platforms
  • Producing weekly reports for line manager using data from Google Analytics
  • Produce daily Swipe Ups using Photoshop


Necessary skills -

  • NCTJ diploma (sound media law knowledge is vital to this role)
  • Passion for trending news
  • Excellent editorial judgment
  • Ability to source, package, and schedule content, using a range of tools such as CrowdTangle and Creator Studio, on It’s Gone Viral’s social media platforms to deliver results needed
  • Strong proficiency with Google Analytics
  • Thorough understanding of Facebook’s algorithm 
  • Proficient in Photoshop
  • Experience working at a target-driven social media publisher
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, breaking news environment


Career progression opportunities -

Social Editor could progress to Senior Social Editor to Social Editor Manager to Senior Social Editor Manager to Head of Department*




●      Pension

●      Incredible Bonus Scheme

●      33 days’ holiday, plus your birthday off!

●      Access to a Wellbeing Officer

●      Paid Charity Volunteer Days

●      Hybrid working

●      Monthly Socials

●      Staff Loyalty Scheme

●      Flexible Working Hours

●      Dog-Friendly Office


For immediate consideration on this role and full details on both the role and client, please apply ASAP.


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