JOB: Social Media Strategist – NPR – Washington, DC

NPR is committed to meeting our audience wherever they are, and the Morning Edition Social Media Strategist is a vital part of that mission.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Work with the Morning Edition management team to steer and develop our social strategy
  • Maintain and curate Morning Edition Social properties on a daily basis
  • Craft social engagement strategies around special projects, newsmaker interviews and field work
  • Collaborate with Digital News and Visuals teams to plan and execute engaging digital presentation of showside reporting, especially special host projects/trips
  • Develop and share social best practices with the Morning Edition staff
  • Collaborate with analysts and product managers in tracking key social metrics
  • Work with the NPR news social media team on cross-departmental projects, including digital video


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in journalism, or a writing-intensive discipline (or the equivalent combination of education and experience)

Required Skills:

  • At least two years’ experience managing social media channels for a major news/media brand and demonstrated ability to participate in, contribute to and grow online communities.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with navigating a variety of content management systems
  • Ability to craft a comprehensive, cross-platform social strategy
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts
  • Ability to document internal processes and analyze audience data
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions
  • Ability to both work independently and collaborate with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous graphic design experience
  • Familiarity with social video and digital video editing production


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