Social Media Editor

Job Description

Job Description


Main purpose of the job:

News24 is looking for a Social Media Editor to join our team. The Social Media Editor is responsible for distributing News24's content on social media networks; building new audiences for News24 outside of traditional platforms and deepening engagement with current and new readers.

Job Outputs:

The job reports to the site editor of News24 and entails:
  • Revise and execute a social media strategy for News24;
  • Setting strategic direction for News24's social media and distributed platforms;
  • Train newsroom staff in the use of social media to improve our journalism;
  • Moderate comments on all News24 social media platforms;
  • Monitor social media for viral/breaking stories and communicate these with the relevant editors
  • Build networking relationships, both internally with's other channels, and externally with social media and content distribution platforms;

Responsibilities + Skills

Excellent general knowledge and passion for news and current affairs;Must be able to perform under pressure;Great understanding of digital media and distributed publishing;


Excellent understanMust be versatile, flexible and adaptable to change;Proven planning and organisational skills;Excellent attention to detail, andWillingness to work irregular hours, over weekends and public holidays.ding of the value of social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for news publishers;


A relevant tertiary qualification;At least five years of experience in the journalism industry;Excellent communication and management skills;Proven track-record of social media usage;Community interaction and reader engagement in the digital environment would be an advantage, andThe willingness to work independently and as part of a team.

Job Summary

  • Published on: Friday, 8th November 2019
  • Designation: Social Media Editor
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Friday, 8th November 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: Media24.
  • Address: Media24 Centre 40 Heerengracht Cape Town 8001
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • Media24 is South Africa’s leading media company with interests in digital media and services, newspapers, magazines, ecommerce, book publishing, print and distribution. It is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

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