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Social Media Producer - 12 months FTC

Thomson Reuters News & Editorial 11/27/2017 8:46:39 AM London, London United Kingdom
Job Description

Organisation: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Position: Social Media Producer -12 months FTC

Are you excited about the difference that social media can make? Do you want a job with an international news organisation that has real impact? Are you looking for a new challenge? If you are passionate about news that really shapes lives then this could be the opportunity for you. The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We play a leading role in the fight against human trafficking. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact.

We are looking for an experienced social media producer who is dynamic, creative, and motivated and can take on the challenge of building our social media following and engagement. If you think this is just about tweeting headlines this is not the job for you. We need you to strengthen our brand by building a distinctive social media presence. You will be based in London and work with the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning global news team to produce and curate content for our social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and look to build audiences on WhatsApp and maybe Snapchat.. The position requires a proven track record in producing and managing social media content and a desire to make a real difference on humanitarian issues. 


Responsibilities:

  • Produce content for and post to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s social media platforms, including live-tweeting, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Find innovative ways to present and distribute Foundation stories via social media for maximum impact and on new platforms
  • Search for and pitch trending topics to our reporting team and social
  • Evaluate social media analytics and monitor social media trends to promote innovation and spark discussion
  • Plan ahead for events and create exciting social media content to build and engage followers 
  • Help promote the stories we produce among policymakers, NGOS, other key players and engage with all audiences
  • Build editorial staff capacity in preparation for the new social media strategy through training and advice
  • Work closely with the Foundation’s communications team to strengthen our news brand on social media 
  • Train and advice team on how to effectively disseminate stories on social media and engage audiences
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive social media experience in a newsroom, including a proven track record of building followers and engagement
  • Ability to write and curate engaging social media copy with fast turn-around time
  • Strong writer in English, able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and write posts suitable for the Foundation.
  • Familiar with widely used social media platforms and third-party monitoring and reporting tools, image and video editing programmes
  • Good knowledge of current affairs and humanitarian issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills and story-telling ability
  • Legal right to work in the UK

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Languages are an advantage
  • University degree

This position is based in London. The salary is negotiable according to qualifications. To apply, send your CV and cover letter describing how you meet the specifications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

To learn more about what we offer, please visit thomsonreuters.com/careers.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.com.



Locations
London-United Kingdom
Req #: JREQ086140
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: News & Editorial
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