Evening Social Editor

Company Description

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged global community for opinion and conversation. The platform has 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. The Huffington Post is committed to covering our core editorial pillars -- news and politics, wellness, and solutions to the world's biggest problems -- and using every available tool and platform, including virtual reality and immersive storytelling, to inform, inspire, entertain and empower. With a global multi platform audience, The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India, Australia and the Arab world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.

Job Description

The Huffington Post seeks a news-savvy social media editor to help spearhead how we report the news on social platforms. This editor will be tasked with bringing HuffPost’s voice to these platforms in a way that is entertaining and informative, while also using data to inform distribution decisions. This is an evenings/overnights position (11 p.m.-7 a.m. ET).


  • Manage HuffPost's branded social media accounts -- primarily Twitter and Facebook on weekends

  • Monitor breaking news, using strong news judgement to ensure the most accurate information goes out on our social platforms in a timely fashion

  • Give HuffPost’s social accounts a voice that's both informative and fun

  • Stay abreast of ever-changing analytics to gain a better understanding of what type of content works well on social media

  • Experiment with emerging platforms, as both a way to expand our audience and to grow traffic

  • Help develop a strategy to incorporate video and multimedia elements into our overall social strategy

  • From time to time, write short news items

  • 2-4 years of experience running social media accounts in an editorial setting

  • A nose for news, with experience or interest in political, world, business and/or entertainment news

  • Demonstrated creativity and knowledge of engagement strategies on social platforms

  • Ability to multitask in a high pressure environment

  • Professional writing experience

  • Stays on top of industry trends

  • You run toward numbers instead of running away from numbers

  • Strong team player

  • Work with a mobile-first mindset

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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