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Social Media Producer (Contractor)



Marketing & Communications
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024


We’re hiring a Contract Social Media Producer to engage and grow our audiences across social media platforms. Reporting to our Senior Social Media Producer, this role is responsible for ideating and creating social-first content, strategically packaging trending news stories for engagement, and bringing our lifestyle verticals (wellness, money, parenting) to life on Instagram and TikTok in both static and video formats.

Please link to three social posts or videos you’ve produced and/or hosted to be considered.

What you'll be doing

  • End-to-end production of static and video content for Instagram and TikTok, including ideation, writing, asset creation, and scheduling
  • Creating assets from existing templates in a timely, thoughtful manner in response to news and pop culture moments
  • Identifying unique opportunities to create social-first content based on on trending news particularly news that impacts women’s lives and celebrates their accomplishment
  • Producing, editing and delivering video assets for social using in-app editing tools
  • Embedding with our editorial vertical teams (wellness, money, parenting) to identify opportunities for social engagement
  • Analyzing performance metrics of social content and making recommendations for how to iterate based on the data

What would set you up for success

  • 2-4 years of social media experience at a media company or relevant consumer brand, with emphasis on Instagram and TikTok
  • Experience working in fast-paced production cycles
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Experience creating visual social assets from templates as well as producing video content for social
  • Strong sense of humor and ability to package social content with voice and POV
  • The creativity to ideate unique and novel formats that stand out in a crowded social media landscape
  • You understand theSkimm’s brand and voice and can communicate its message with consistency

What would set you apart

  • You are live and breathe news and pop culture
  • You keep up with the industry and can name the latest memes and TikTok trends
  • You are comfortable experimenting and are always thinking of creative ways to tell stories
  • You are data-driven and/or have experience growing digital audiences
  • You’re comfortable on camera with an engaging presence and ability to “talk for TikTok”
  • You have created social-first franchises (Instagram, TikTok and emerging platforms)
  • Familiarity with Figma, CrowdTangle, Instagram Insights, and Asana

This is a 6-month contract position with possibility for extension. This position has a weekly rate of $1,325/ week, with the assumption of working 40 hours a week.

Our story, Skimm’d

We are a digital media company, dedicated to succinctly giving women the information they need to make confident decisions. We make it easier to live smarter.

At our core, we are writers, editors, producers, designers, marketers, engineers, analysts, sellers, creatives, and strategists all working together to achieve this goal.

Everyday we’re breaking down the news, trends, policies, and politics that impact women so that they can navigate their daily lives and futures – from managing their paychecks to casting their ballots – with confidence. We provide our dedicated audience of millions with reliable, non-partisan, information, informing and empowering them while fitting into their daily routines.

Since disrupting the media landscape and defining a new category a decade ago, we have become a trusted source for our audience of millions by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way they consume news and make decisions. Today theSkimm ecosystem includes the Daily Skimm, the Daily Skimm: Weekend, Skimm Money and Skimm Your Life newsletters, top-rated podcasts: “Skimm This” and “9 to 5ish with theSkimm,” theSkimm mobile app, virtual course series SkimmU, and Skimm Studios which creates innovative in-house video and audio content. Our first book, How to Skimm Your Life debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. Through Skimm Impact, our purpose-driven platform, we are proud to support get-out-the-vote efforts with Skimm Your Ballot, which has spurred one million voting-related actions across the last three election cycles, and it's #ShowUsYourLeave movement, creating transparency and change for Paid Family Leave in the U.S.

Come join us!

Learn more about us and our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a contract role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work.

Our office is available to use three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We have a hybrid environment and ask that employees within the New York Metro area come together in person a minimum of three days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employees during the three days a week that the office will be open.

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