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Work for NCG: Social media journalist job opening

Are you a social media whizz? How would you like to join the most thriving team in UK golf media? Details of how to apply below
 

Social media journalist job description

Sports Publications are an independent publisher based in North Leeds that operates two leading consumer websites as well as publishing nine different print titles on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

The new social media editor will join an ever-growing digital team working across a range of titles, particularly National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer.

Reporting to the Digital Editor but working closely with all teams, the main focus of the job will be on Sports Publications’ social media channels, with a view to creating engaging content and devising ongoing campaigns that will grow our brands’ social media audiences and drive people to our websites.

The successful candidate will become the public face of our website, presenting videos and engaging with our audience.

They will also be expected to produce social content for our websites, including short, engaging stories designed to inform and entertain.

The role will require evening and weekend work, especially when major golf tournaments are taking place.

Most importantly – you must live and breathe golf.

Your responsibilities

  • To manage and produce the social content plans for both National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and more.
  • To write engaging copy in the NationalClubGolfer.com and Lady-Golfer.com tone of voice, while considering the commercial interests of the business.
  • To attend events and produce social content as required – including Twitter Live, Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Instagram Stories. You will also be expected to be on camera.
  • To work closely with the digital and commercial teams to ensure all business requirements are met.
  • To review performance of social posts on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and report back to the digital and commercial teams.
  • To react to analytics reports efficiently.
  • To monitor activity of competitors.
  • To stay up-to-speed with all social media advancements and react and report back to the digital team as appropriate.

About you

You will…

  • be a keen golf fan and up-to-speed on all current affairs in the sport.
  • already have at least one year’s experience working in digital media, particularly social media, and be comfortable using Content Management Systems.
  • have a journalism qualification or degree.
  • be flexible and able to work on a shift basis that differs from week to week and includes evenings and weekends.
  • to be equally comfortable in front of and behind the camera.
  • be a proactive, driven, passionate individual who wants to be part of a dynamic and growing business.
  • have a flexible, pragmatic approach where getting a result in the right way is at the core of how you operate.
  • be able to work to tight deadlines and targets.
  • represent the company in a professional fashion, upholding and enhancing our reputation as the No. 1 media brand in golf.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company phone
  • Free golf club membership

How to apply

Email Digital Editor Alex Perry – [email protected] – with your CV, brief covering letter, and examples of written and on-screen work.

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