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San Francisco Chronicle

Social Media Editor

Post Date:Nov 01, 2019Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - California - San Francisco Job Reference:
Job Description:

Do you want to work in a fast-paced newsroom on the biggest stories in the Bay Area? Do you have a passion for news, social media and local journalism?

We’re looking for an ambitious, versatile journalist with expert social media skills to join the digital team. Digital storytelling proficiency and technical acumen are of the utmost importance in this role. The Social Media Editor will have experience in a leadership position on a newsroom social media team. We need a self-starter with high standards who can collaborate well, has excellent communication skills, and is comfortable providing and taking feedback. The successful candidate will become a thought leader in the San Francisco Chronicle newsroom and their work will touch hundreds of thousands of readers every day.


  • This position is full-time. 

  • It will likely include a morning start time. 

  • It will likely be a Monday-to-Friday schedule. 

  • Weekend, evening and holiday work will be required as news warrants.


  • Own strategy for the SFChronicle social media channels.

  • Build off-platform audience and maintain relationships with third-party platforms.

  • Develop new audience and revenue streams from off-platform channels.

  • Create posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels for the Chronicle brand, while helping to hone the SFChronicle voice.

  • Work with digital project managers, editors and writers on innovative packages and new ways of storytelling.

  • Train first as an online producer to understand the digital program and content strategy.

Who we’re looking for:

  • At least 4 years’ newsroom experience

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree, journalism focus preferred

  • Exceptional social media skills

  • Understanding of media ethics

  • Command of digital metrics

Mission: delivers the Bay Area’s best journalism and is recognized as the best large newspaper website in California. It is the Bay Area’s authoritative online news source, focused on San Francisco but inclusive of all California and Western news that reflects the unique Bay Area experience. We publish the stories that hit close to home for our readers every day.

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Contact Information
San Francisco Chronicle
901 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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