Social Editor - LADbible

We’re LADbible Group: a voice and identity for a community of more than 53 million people, and a way of life for a generation of fans the world over.

LADbible Group builds youth communities across multiple channels including our websites, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, AppleTV and our apps. We understand our audience and are on their side. Our community brings people together and we try to use our influence for good.

 

The Role

As a Social Editor you will be responsible for delivering the news to our vast audience 24/7. You will know what they want to hear, how they want to hear it, and when they want to hear it. Building a daily schedule based on what news is happening that day, what original stories we are using and what stories our community have to tell. You will be responsible for packaging, posting and measuring success of articles and using that knowledge to continually improve and target wider audiences. Sitting as a key member of our growing LADbible team this role is vital is the performance of our site and offer some excellent learning and progression opportunities. 

 

Background

  • Extensive experience in social media management/digital marketing experience.
  • Proven track record of driving traffic to websites.
  • Demonstrable editorial creativity.
  • Clear understanding of Facebook and its algorithm.
  • Proven track record of reporting breaking news.

 

Responsibilities

  • Posts articles on Facebook.
  • Posts articles on Twitter.
  • Packages articles – creating captions, titiles and thumbnails
  • Advises on Instagram stories article posts.
  • Sourcing existing news stories.
  • Measuring success of articles – looking into the data analytics of performance.
  • Controlling overall article schedule.
  • Scheduling overnight articles.
  • Assisting and advising on on-site video best practice.
  • Targeting wider audiences.

 

The Person

  • Social media experience – preferably from a publishing background 
  • A passion for news and stories.
  • Analytical – being able to recognise data driven feedback.
  • Organised – Calm underpressure and good at planning ahead
  • Culturally aligned – Happy to be part of the growing LADbible Groups team
  • Ambitious

Desired Skills and Traits

  • Journalism degree or equivalent.
  • Basic photoshop knowledge.
  • Proven track record of growing social channels.

 

Company Overview

Founded in 2012, LADbible Group is redefining entertainment and news for a social generation. Our global community engages with our content–spanning editorial, video, documentary and live – billions of times each and every month. Using all major platforms, we’ve rapidly risen to become one of the web’s most prominent social video publishers.

Our brands include LADbible, SPORTbible, Pretty 52, branded content agency Joyride, and licensing arm CONTENTbible. Whether by simply putting a smile on someone’s face with a funny video or by engaging our audience in social issues important to them, we strive to make a positive difference.Sure, we may be UK based, but we’re powered by a community that spans the planet.

Mission

LADbible Group has become a way of life for fans around the world. We provide news, entertainment and community to a global audience of young people. Our mission is pretty straightforward: to deliver content that our audience love. Our flagship brand alone is followed by half of all UK men aged 18-24 – and a fifth of women in the same age group.

We don’t think youth audiences are hard to reach, you just have to tell them the stories they care about and amplify the ones they tell you.

LADbible Group is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company and we welcome all members of the community to apply for openings with us.