Pop-Up Magazine Productions is conducting a search for a full-time social media writer and editor to work with Pop-Up Magazine and our weekend magazine, The California Sunday Magazine. The position can be based in our San Francisco office, Los Angeles, or New York. We may consider candidates who wish to be remote, based elsewhere in the continental United States.
Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, a night of new, live-scored, multimedia stories performed by writers, radio producers, photographers, and filmmakers at large theaters across the country, like Lincoln Center and BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, and the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. We have also collaborated on live magazine performances with Beck, ESPN, and the TED Conference. The California Sunday Magazine publishes deeply reported stories and beautiful photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America. Launched in late 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for fourteen National Magazine Awards, including for General Excellence, Magazine of the Year, Reporting, Design, and Photography, and a winner three times.
Our Assistant Editor, Social Media will be responsible for writing and publishing across social platforms, including email newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with an emphasis on audience growth. You should be a clear, direct writer, and show a knack for social engagement, analytics, and audience development—or an interest in learning these skills. We will consider early career editors or writers committed to developing social media skills on the job as well as more experienced social media professionals. Your responsibilities and salary will correspond to your work experience.
You will work closely with senior editorial staff at both California Sunday and Pop-Up Magazine to think creatively about ways to make the most out of each social platform as a unique editorial medium, and engage with our audience. You will help define our voice on these platforms, write all content, and draw on all available data to help Pop-Up Magazine and California Sunday grow audience and increase the impact of our journalism. You will also have the opportunity to participate in story meetings, pitch story ideas, and contribute to Pop-Up Magazine and California Sunday in a variety of ways. There may be opportunities to travel with Pop-Up Magazine.
In all our work, diversity is really important to us.
1) Submit a resume and cover letter.
2) Read the following two California Sunday stories. Draft a Facebook post and two tweets for each one.