American Public Media
  • Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Yes, Benefits

Position Summary:

Are you a pro at getting thumbs to pause as people are scrolling through a social feed? Do you love connecting and engaging with other people?  Will you spend that extra 5 minutes to rewrite and sharpen a Tweet until you just KNOW someone will click and share?  If so, we've got a job for you!


Marketplace is looking for a creative, dynamic social engagement coordinator. We are the most widely heard business show in the country on radio or TV reaching more than 20 million people on air, online and on demand. We're an innovative team in the middle of an exciting transformation that will allow us to reach even more people as an ambitious multi-platform organization. This is a place of creativity and unorthodox thinking.  We don't take ourselves too seriously, even though we understand the critical importance of our mission: connecting the dots to help people understand the economy and feel empowered to make smart financial and business choices.


Marketplace regularly engages our audience on-air and online, asking for questions, opinions, and contributions. Ongoing audience features include "I've Always Wondered," "My Economy," "Ask a Manager" and more.  We are a public media organization, and we take great pride in the "public" part of our mission.


We're looking for someone who can help us grow and reach more people by executing engaging and innovative social campaigns. You'll optimize the editorial content that Marketplace produces across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and emerging social platforms. You have a strong visual design sense and know how to create content that pops in people's social feeds. And you're incredibly detail oriented you remember to fact-check and spell check before hitting that publish button.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Concept, write, strategically schedule and publish content across all social channels.
  • Help create highly shareable, mobile-first content for social platforms.
  • Optimize stories for social in order to drive traffic and deepen engagement.
  • Monitor conversations across platforms and manage the day-to-day community management with our audience.
  • Collaborate closely with the Digital and Social Strategist to ensure executions are on-strategy for brand, positioning and voice.
  • Stay up-to-date and ahead of the curve on social media best practices.
  • Use data on a regular basis to inform how and why you post.
  • Help cultivate and develop conversations between our audience, hosts and reporters.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience.
  • 3+ years experience producing content for social platforms on behalf of a brand or media outlet.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Deep interest in how economic news intersects with people's lives.
  • Embraces social data and isn't afraid to use it to optimize campaigns.
  • Must have superb social writing & fact-checking skills.
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop.
  • A team player who is accountable, proactive, and solution-oriented.
  • Have strong instincts for content that social audiences find engaging.
  • Demonstrated success creating engaging campaigns and social posts.
  • Creative thinker and idea generator.
  • Knowledge of social media listening and reporting tools.
  • Ability to translate the Marketplace voice to social media.
  • Independent, resourceful, takes initiative and has excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure on a consistent basis.
  • Superior communication, organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Familiarity with content management systems.
  • Mature self-starter with excellent editorial judgement.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to manage some work outside of standard office hours as needed.
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Required to move about in the community.
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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